I was at McDonald’s Bandar Sri Damansara over the weekend. I took a typhoid jab before that in preparation to work inside the kitchen.
There were platters of hash browns, McMuffins and coffee/tea for everyone when I arrived and the second floor was full of people who came for the Bloggers’ Breakfast Session.
Five of my readers turned up with their +1 – Eiling, Adel, Simon, Brenda and Cindy. Rachel was there too, which makes up my montage of 6 photos! 🙂
There was a kitchen tour involved where we go to see the inside of a typical McDonald’s kitchen.
Here’s the freezer which contains everything from orange juice to specific items like “slivered onion”.
Here’s the deep frying vat used for French fries.
I also managed to go into the drive-thru kiosk to take an order.
It was a lot of fun!
However, what was even more fun was that I got the opportunity to prepare breakfast. Look ma! I’m at the other end of the counter! 😀 This is actually meant for customers (thus the typhoid shot).
The orders come through on a screen behind the preparation counter. The preparation counter is basically a nifty, clean, labelled area where you can prepare everything on the breakfast menu.
I did an Egg McMuffin!
I had to wash my hands and don gloves before that – the gloves in particular intrigued me. You don’t need to touch anything, just slip your hands through the plastic gloves and you’re set for handling the food.
The Egg McMuffin is done by taking two English muffins and putting them on the correct paper. There’s a crown and a base for the muffins, all items should be stacked on the latter.
You start with a slice of cheese on the muffin…
…pick a perfect egg from the freshly cooked batch and stacking it on with a spatula.
Before choosing a slice of chicken roll and placing that on top.
The preparation area is heated (!!!) and so are all the food items, which are discarded after a period of time.
There is also a standard way to place and wrap the Egg McMuffin up – everything is done exactly so an Egg McMuffin you order here would be the same as anywhere else in the world.
I was supposed to serve my Egg McMuffin out but I wanted to eat that so I asked if I could.
Permission granted! 🙂
I had a lot of fun doing that.
Here’s a shot with Caydence, who’s with McDonald’s!
She has four (4) different name cards – well, it’s the same but the front bit is different. I thought that was really cool!
Oh yeah, you remember the importance of breakfast that I was writing about? Well, there was a McDonald’s Breakfast Day last year where 200,000 Malaysians joined the McDonald’s Breakfasts Movement. I was puzzled at the queue at the local McDonald’s so early in the morning – it was due to them serving out free breakfasts.
This year, there will be a National Breakfast Day on the 18th March 2013 where an estimated 5 million (!) Egg McMuffins will be given out to stress the importance of a wholesome and freshly prepared breakfast.
It’s the World’s Biggest Breakfast Giveaway! In Malaysia, each of the 222 McDonald’s Breakfast Restaurants will offer a FREE Egg McMuffin to the first 1,000 customers from 7 am to 10 am on National Breakfast Day on 18th March 2013! There’s a hilarious site called Not a Morning Person where you can get more information.
Mark that date folks, and catch up with a co-worker or a loved one over an Egg McMuffin!
29 thoughts on “I made my very own Egg McMuffin!”
Yeah, it was fun to work in the kitchen, making that Egg McMuffin…which was supposed to be served out.
I ate it instead. 🙂
take order at drive-thru kiosk sounds fun!
I like McD’s breakfast. 😉
Yeah, I reckon it’s a fun job too!
Oh, there’s a National Breakfast Day like last year – coming up next Monday, so you can drop by the nearest McDonald’s before you go to the office. 😀
Wow, it looks fun! 😉
It was! 🙂
I enjoyed my time in the kitchen, although I reckon with all the orders coming in, it might get a tad stressful. The McDonald’s staff was kind and patient with me though – cheers for that. Heh!
I like the special bread served with McD’s breakfasts. So American style nia.
That morning I wanted to drop by as it was close to my home but timing went wrong so need to wait for your next appearance! So I missed a free breakfast.
Yeah, me too, the McMuffins at McDonald’s are awesome! 🙂
I like their breakfast too. Their coffee is pretty good and it’s unlimited refils too.
Oh, you can just drop by *any* McDonald’s next Monday on the 18th of March. National Breakfast Day – they’re giving out free Egg McMuffins!
why didn’t you added extra cheese for yourself 😛
Haha! It was supposed to be an order that I’m sending out for the customer who ordered it.
I decided I wanted to eat it instead and asked if I could.
I would have made an extra special one with lots of egg and stacks of chicken roll otherwise. 😀
Yeah, it was really interesting to work in the kitchen. 🙂
I like making the Egg McMuffin – very insightful stuff, got to see how their food preperation is done, everything is fresh and discarded after a while.
I would have loved to make my own though, but that was an order I was supposed to send out so it had to be exactly per McDonald’s standards.
You can make one for me when you come back to Sibu, can? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!
Haha! I’ll love to if the McDonald’s in Sibu allows me to go into their kitchen. 😉
I don’t think people can do that. It’s a special allowance thanks to McDonald’s. I had to get a typhoid jab to meet their requirements to prepare food too, but the shot lasts a long time.
Hmm…I wouldn’t mind doing this in Sibu. 🙂
Interesting experience! Should ajak me T-T
Hello Jane! 🙂
I wanted to, didn’t know you were around! Next time! 😀
So sad that i’ve missed this! Blame the location xD xD
Oh well, always next time bro! 🙂
There’s also the National Breakfast Day on Monday where you get a free Egg McMuffin!
I tried preparing Prosperity Burger few months ago too! Great experience 😀
That sounds like a lot of fun! 🙂
Yeah, I imagine it’ll be a great experience. I went in the kitchen during breakfast so I made breakfast items.
You know Singapore starts at 5am? Who’s gonna wake up so early? Lol!
Nice! Haha! I guess some people would, work starts at 7:30 for a friend instead of 8 or 9 am. 😀
So did you try taking orders and atthe same time handling the cash register for 2 different customers simultaneously at the drive-tru booth? I’m always quite impress with the consistent multitasked procedure. Especially when one needs to cancel order ,or add on orders..LOL.
Haha! I didn’t, I reckon that would be quite intense.
Yeah, it would be an impressive feat of multitasking.
I just did some work at the preparation counter during breakfast. 😀
HB, my sister worked in Mcdonald as a teenager in the kitchen but lasted only one day. She did’nt like job.
My cousin worked in another one in San Francisco for 18 years since she was 18 years from China. She also grad. with degree in nursing too but like job at Mcdonald. Now she married still there as assit mgr.
Nice! Yeah, you can make a career out of working in McDonald’s. I know they have their own university. 🙂
Working at McDonald’s, it must be have an eye-opener learning how to wrap the many varieties of burger and especially the secret ingredients.
You think you can make your own version of the McMuffin? xD
Indeed! It was a fun experience Ciana! 🙂
Hmm…I wanted to but the Egg McMuffin was supposed to be sent out.
I would have made a super version of it otherwise. Haha!
ahhh I did queue for the free egg mcmuffin. pretty tasty! =D no wonder u said u made them urself