McDonald’s 5th National Breakfast Day treats customers to a free McDo Breakfast Sandwich

Mornings may be different for everyone. But there are two things about it that we all share – the need to start it right, and the need for a good breakfast. Good thing we can do both at McDonald’s.

On March 13, from 6am to 7am, at more than 450 McDonald’s restaurants, McDo celebrated National Breakfast Day and served free breakfast sanwiches via dine-in or drive-thru. Customers had a choice of either an Egg McMuffin, a Sausage McMuffin, or McDonald’s latest, the Burgerdesal.

Dingdong Dantes and wife, Marian Rivera, served customers at McDonald’s HV de la Costa, Makati. Photo by Richard Arboleda.

An Egg McMuffin is a toasted, buttered English muffin with a fresh egg and bacon and cheese. Sausage McMuffin has a juicy all-beef sausage and melty cheese. Burgerdesal, Mcdo’s latest offering, is a soft pan de sal with a tasty burger patty inside matched with a sweet-flavored sauce.

Between taking orders and posing for the cameras, he still has time to mime. Happy #nationalbreakfastday. #huaweigr52017 #mcdonaldsph

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This is the 5th year that McDonald’s celebrates National Breakfast Day. During the media brief at McDonald’s HV de la Costa on March 13, media audiences were shown the McDo online video commercials from 2015 and 2016 with a salute-to-early-risers theme. The latest video, for 2017, is about a diligent teacher who’s been waking up early for 30 years to teach her high school students, was also unveiled. Here it is:

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for