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A brief and delicious history of the Egg McMuffin ®

February 28, 2020

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Here’s how our famous breakfast sandwich came to be.

It’s hard to imagine, but we didn’t always serve breakfast.

That all changed in 1970, when a few operators began to consider developing a breakfast menu for U.S. restaurants. Not long after, the Egg McMuffin burst onto the scene – and it’s been a popular staple for nearly 50 years.

Here’s everything else you need to know about the Egg McMuffin origin story:

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