The term “value menu” has taken a hit over the years. You used to be able to buy a huge feast of awesomeness at Wendy’s for under 10 bucks. McDonald’s used to have a two cheeseburger meal for 2 dollars. Prices at these big food chains and others have since risen to prices that of big tourist-driven areas of old. Buying greasy burgers and fries must really be important if you want to spend 20 in New York City. What a waste of money. Yet there is one thing that still makes me smile at McDonald’s.
The breakfast value menu isn’t a complete “value”, but it’s much better than sit-down places that overcharge and ask for a tip. You can still get bacon, egg, and cheese or sausage. It’s not quite the same as going to the bagel place down the street but it’s better than paying 4 extra dollars for questionable quality. What’s better? They serve till 11am. Most people probably aren’t eating lunch that early or breakfast that late. But if you’re eating at McDonald’s on the regular then you aren’t most people, are you?
For all the sketchy fast food out there that you can know whether someone is spitting in your shit or not, Mickey D’s keeps it simple. This is especially clutch if you’re one of those people that can’t wait long enough to make your own coffee and just has to spend an inordinate amount of money for a label at Starbucks. For all we know the eggs might not be eggs, the cheese might be made with a milk substitute, and sausage/bacon might come from the wrong kind of animal. But when you’re looking to satisfy that early morning craving and don’t want to break the bank, check into old faithful and have it your way.