A productive day starts with a hearty breakfast—and for most of us, that sometimes means fast food. We can claim to hate it all we want, but there’s no denying the allure of a tasty bacon, egg, and cheese Crossan’wich served with a side of toasty hash browns. If your rise and shine is somewhat sluggish some mornings, you may wonder what time can you order breakfast until at Burger King?

Well, Burger King typically starts serving breakfast at 6 a.m. and serves its morning menu until 10:30 sharp at which time, lunch promptly starts. (The exceptions to this rule are the 24/7 locations, which may start breakfast earlier than that.)

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If you’ve ever wondered why fast food joints just don’t serve breakfast all day long, it has to do with griddle temperatures. Lunch menu items, like those sizzling burgers, require higher griddle temperatures to cook properly, so when breakfast is over, the restaurant has to make a full switch over in the kitchen. Plus, there often times just isn’t enough space for so many different items in the warming trays.

But what about McDonald’s all-day breakfast, you might ask?

Yes, McDonald’s rolled out its all-day breakfast offerings in 2015, and it’s been a huge hit with customers. But for the franchisees, it’s wrecking havoc. Whipping up the full morning menu has reportedly slowed down and complicated operations, so in July 2019, McDonald’s corporate gave individual franchisees the option to scale back their breakfast offerings at 10:30 or 2 p.m. each day, if they choose.

So the good news is if you’re looking for a fast-food breakfast after Burger King closes its griddles down, you can still find one at McDonald’s—the bad news is you just might have to drive around until you find one still open.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.