There’s big news—and even bigger disappointment—for the McDonald’s breakfast lovers of the world. The restaurant’s “big breakfast,” a platter of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and a toasted English muffin, has been removed from the menu—and it’s causing some BIG drama.
It’s been a big year for McDonald’s breakfasts. After a slow roll-out, the company decided to start offering breakfast all day (instead of stopping at 10:30am under previous rules)—so fans could seemingly roll up at 11pm and enjoy an Egg McMuffin with a side of fries and a milkshake. Then, it started testing chicken and waffle sandwiches—because they’re awesome. The world felt complete.
But apparently the company is still tinkering with a few details—and the popularity of the Big Breakfast is being debated by execs. A number of McDonald’s locations in the UK had tested removing the menu item last June—and now, British news outlets like The Sun and The Evening Standard are reporting that all locations across England will no longer sell The Big Breakfast.
It seems that the company had somewhat subtly removed the item, rather than making a big deal. (People reportedly just saw that it was no longer an option on the menu.) But when pressed, McDonald’s apparently released a statement that said: “Sorry to disappoint. We’ve made some changes to our menu which means we’ve stopped selling the Big Breakfast.”
People took to Twitter to lose their sh*t over the subject:
I’m gutted, McDonalds have stopped doing there ‘Big Breakfast’ it’s all I’ve ever gotten from there 😦
— BennyCentral (@BennyCentral) February 21, 2016
Since when did McDonald’s stop selling the Big Breakfast meal?! 😶😶
— ella jasmine redden (@ellajredden) February 18, 2016
There’s no news on whether or not McDonald’s will carry this decision over to the United States—but often times big corporate ideas are tested overseas before they release them on the American public. So it’s safe to say that it may not be long before we’re saying our own big goodbye.