What time does McDonald's open? Hours, drive-thru and delivery advice (2024)

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MCDONALD'S is a beloved fast food chain when it comes to a quick meal on the go.

Most fans will know when you can grab a Big Mac or a Happy Meal but some menu items are not available all day.


If you are looking to pick up breakfast from your local it is worth knowing what time they finish serving.

Equally, if you're after a midnight snack you might be wondering how late your local drive-thru is open.

Below we explain everything you need to know about the fast food chain's opening hours.

What time does McDonald’s open?

McDonald's branches are open 24 hours a day in certain locations, but that is not guaranteed in all, so it's best to check first.

If you are not sure where your nearest branch is you can use the store locator tool on the McDonald's website.

Larger restaurants are usually located at service stations, travel spots and retail parks with longer opening hours.

Whereas restaurants that are located on the high street may shut earlier at midnight, or even 10pm.

If your local isn't open 24 hours, it might open at 5am or 6am for breakfast service.

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What time does McDonald's stop serving breakfast?

Whatever the opening times of your local McDonald's the breakfast serving times are always the same.

McDonald's serves breakfast until 11am at all of its restaurants in the UK.

There are various options to choose from on the breakfast menu including porridge, bacon and egg McMuffin, pancakes and breakfast rolls.

And you don't have to always visit dine-in branches to enjoy a McDonald's breakfast - you could get a home delivery through Just Eat, Uber Eats, Deliveroo or you could visit a drive-thru.

You can also download the My McDonald's app onto a smartphone and order food for delivery or pick-up at one of its restaurants directly with the chain.

You don't just have to dine in when you visit either, simply choose a walk-in takeaway and you can dine al fresco at restaurants that have seating outdoors if you fancy.

How does McDonald’s drive-thru work?

McDonald's drive-thru option is available as long as the restaurant is open, just drive into the right lane and place your order to go.

Some are open 24 hours but this can vary between locations, with some closing at 10pm or 11pm.

McDonald's also delivers food to your car so you can skip the drive-thru queue altogether.

Simply use the My McDonald’s app to pre-order your food and pick it up by parking in one of the allocated bays for collection.

How do I get McDonald's delivered?

There are a few ways you can get your favourite burger delivered to your door.

McDonald's works with Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat for deliveries.

Bear in mind that if you are ordering online you will pay a delivery charge on top of your order.

This usually depends on how far away from the restaurant you are.

All you need to do is enter your postcode on your chosen app to see if McDonald's delivery is available to you, as some areas aren't included at all.

You can also order food through the My McDonald's app.

It can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play, and it doesn’t cost extra to click and collect.

The app is worth getting as you can get great weekly deals. Previous offers have included free hot drinks and 20% off orders.

McDonald's has revealed all the Monopoly prizes that have been claimed since the game restarted in September, including two lucky winners of the top £100,000 cash grabs.


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