Denver Post- McDonald's Corp.'s plan to sell breakfast sandwiches throughout the day has delighted many customers, but the move risks exacerbating egg-supply woes in the U.S.
Restaurants and other food companies have been struggling to get enough eggs after the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history. With the world's largest fast-food chain shifting to all-day breakfast next month, the strain is only going to increase, said Darren Tristano, an executive vice president at research firm Technomic.
That could mean higher prices for consumers, as well as chains having to get more creative with where they get their eggs.
"It's going to make it harder for everyone," Tristano said. "It's going to lift prices across a lot of those products that use eggs."
You know, it's not very often when you can successfully ease the stresses of an entire industry. Well, rest easy egg suppliers, because there hasn't been a real egg sold at McDonald's since they first started churning out delicious, greasy breakfast slop some 30 odd years ago. You want to know who should really be sweating? The edible styrofoam business. They are FUCKED. Hopefully this increase in sales provides them with enough excess income to increase their workforce. If not they'll have to keep those child laborers there overnight to churn out an endless amount of rubber patties to keep the fat lazy fucks that are getting McDonald's breakfast at 3PM happy. I'll take it one step further. If the egg shortage is being caused by the bird flu then just ship those sickly eggs that the half dead poultry keeps crapping out over to Mickey D's. The customer might end up with an incurable disease, but at least their taste buds will appreciate it. The people getting McDonald's breakfast for dinner are more concerned with the taste than their own health anyway. I guarantee a breakfast sandwich made with a bird flu egg will taste better then whatever McDonald's is trying to pass off as an egg now. Honestly, if they are serving real life eggs then I would love to know what the fuck I keep buying by the dozen at the grocery store. It's certainly not the same shit that comes on my sausage biscuit. Hey, I'm not hating, it still tastes good to me. I'm just trying to make sure the egg industry isn't getting fucked over. After all, we are in the middle of a shortage.