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National Egg McMuffin Day

Celebrate National Egg McMuffin Day with a delicious breakfast sandwich - get your day started off right with McDonald's classic and tasty treat!
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March 2
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National Egg McMuffin Day on March 2! This special day was created in the 1970s when McDonald's released one of their most iconic breakfast items. Not only is the Egg McMuffin delicious, but it's also incredibly versatile - you can add bacon, cheese, or a variety of other toppings for extra flavor and nutrition. So get ready to enjoy some deliciousness this National Egg McMuffin Day!

History of National Egg McMuffin Day

National Egg McMuffin Day Dates

National Egg McMuffin Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Egg McMuffin Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Egg McMuffin, created by Herb Peterson, was first introduced as a "secret menu" item at Peterson's Santa Barbara McDonald's franchise.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nationwide Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to its immense popularity, the Egg McMuffin was officially added to McDonald's nationwide menu as a breakfast item.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>All Day Breakfast Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Selected McDonald's outlets start offering the Egg McMuffin all day, extending its availability beyond the usual morning hours.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Egg McMuffin Turns 30</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's celebrates 30 years of the Egg McMuffin with special promotions and events.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>McMuffin Goes National</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's officially launches the All Day Breakfast menu nationwide, cementing the Egg McMuffin's status as a beloved food item any time of the day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Egg McMuffin Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's declares March 2 as National Egg McMuffin Day, further recognizing the sandwich's place in fast food history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Egg McMuffin Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own egg McMuffin</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit the grocery store and purchase eggs, English muffins and cheese. Crack an egg into a bowl, add salt and pepper, then scramble it up. Toast the English muffin and top with a slice of cheese and your egg mixture. Enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit your favorite fast food spot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it's a McDonald's, Burger King or some other restaurant, order up an Egg McMuffin or two. If you're feeling adventurous, try mixing it up and create your own breakfast sandwich.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw an egg McMuffin party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for a National Egg McMuffin Day celebration. Get creative with your toppings - bacon, ham, tomatoes, avocados - whatever floats your boat. Don't forget the hot sauce!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attempt an egg McMuffin recipe from scratch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For those who are feeling ambitious, try making an Egg McMuffin from scratch using real ingredients. There are plenty of recipes online that can guide you through the process.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make egg McMuffin cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For something totally different, make egg McMuffin cookies! Mix together sugar cookies dough with some shredded cheese, diced cooked bacon and chopped cooked egg whites for a tasty treat.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Egg McMuffin Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Convenience and ease</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Egg McMuffin is perfect for those busy days when you don't have time to make breakfast. It's quick and easy to grab a pre-made sandwich from a local McDonald's or drive-thru, so you can get your day started without worrying about dirtying up any dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Classic Comfort Food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like the taste of a freshly made Egg McMuffin. The fluffy eggs, melty cheese, soft English muffin and savory Canadian bacon all combine together into one tasty package that will remind you of home and comfort.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Versatile Breakfast Item</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Egg McMuffin isn't just for breakfast - it makes a great snack or light lunch too. And with so many variations available (including vegetarian versions), there's something to please everyone! So why not grab an Egg McMuffin on National Egg McMuffin Day and give yourself a delicious start to your day!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for Egg McMuffin Enthusiasts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Canadian Bacon is Integral to the Original Egg McMuffin Recipe</h3><p class='facts-content'>The use of Canadian bacon in the classic Egg McMuffin recipe was no fluke - creator Herb Peterson was trying to capture the experience of a Eggs Benedict, which traditionally includes Canadian bacon, in a portable format.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Breakfast Was Not a Thing at McDonald's Before the Egg McMuffin</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before the introduction of the Egg McMuffin, McDonald's restaurants would not open until 11 a.m. The success of the sandwich led to McDonald's serving breakfast and eventually creating an array of breakfast items.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Herb Peterson Crafted a Special Tool for Egg McMuffin Eggs</h3><p class='facts-content'>To get the eggs perfectly round for the Egg McMuffins, Herb Peterson came up with a cooking tool - a ring - to make sure each egg would fit beautifully on the English muffin.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Egg McMuffin Revolutionized Fast Food Breakfast Landscape</h3><p class='facts-content'>The invention of the Egg McMuffin was a game-changer not just for McDonald's, but for the entire fast-food industry. Other chains quickly started developing their own breakfast menus to compete.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>McDonald's Has Troubled Supplying Eggs Since All-Day Breakfast</h3><p class='facts-content'>When McDonald's first rolled out their All Day Breakfast in 2015, they faced a potential egg shortage due to a bird flu episode that severely impacted poultry farmers. It took considerable effort from their supply chain management to meet the high demand.</p></div></div>

National Egg McMuffin Day FAQs

When is National Egg McMuffin Day?

National Egg McMuffin Day is celebrated on March 2nd every year. In 2024 National Egg McMuffin Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Egg McMuffin Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Mar 2

Thursday

2024

Mar 2

Saturday

2025

Mar 2

Sunday

2026

Mar 2

Monday

2027

Mar 2

Tuesday

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