Coronavirus has killed the McDonald's Breakfast Wrap
… too many hands involved in the production process
Social distancing is clearly vital for reducing the spread of Coronavirus, but it's fair to say that keeping humans more than two metres apart has required some huge changes to the way we work, eat and play.
However, it's had one particularly shocking repercussion that we're finding hard to stomach.
Social distancing rules mean that McDonald's staff cannot safely construct the brand's iconic Breakfast Wrap. Therefore the juicy clutch of artery-clogging joy has been axed from McDonald's breakfast menus in the UK. Tears.
In an email to customers, Paul Pomroy, the CEO of McDonald's in the UK and Ireland, explained.
"I am delighted to confirm we will pilot the return of the McMuffin from next Wednesday in 42 restaurants in the UK and Ireland. As with our main menu, we will have a limited menu at breakfast but we’ve kept the classics – Hash Browns, McMuffins and Pancakes all return - but unfortunately, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to serve porridge, bagels and our Breakfast Wrap. This is because we have fewer people in the kitchen."
Don't get us wrong – we're not suggesting McDonald's should put staff at risk to fulfil our trough-snuffling breakfast taste orgies, and we're sure that the wrap will make a comeback in due time. But we will miss the Breakfast Wrap.
Is there a workaround?
Would it be possible to create your own McDonald's Breakfast Wrap during these tough times? We reckon you could take your own tortilla wraps to a drive-thru and order some of the constituent parts… but we're not sure it'd be the same. What do you think?