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Start your week with a free Egg McMuffin

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Photo: McDonald’s

It’s Monday, March 2, which means that Wendy’s has launched its new breakfast menu and, in a total coincidence, it’s also National Egg McMuffin day, which is a holiday McDonald’s has just made up. But who cares about the legitimacy of such a holiday when it means free Egg McMuffins? I’m not complaining.


To get your free Egg McMuffin, you’ll need to download McDonald’s mobile app, which will give you a special QR code to scan at the register or ordering kiosk. This offer expires promptly at 10:30 A.M. local time, so if you’re already at work, you should leave immediately and go get your Egg McMuffin. Your boss will definitely understand. I mean, it’s a national holiday, after all.

Allison Robicelli is The Takeout staff writer, a former professional chef, author of three books, and The People's Hot Pocket Princess. Questions about recipes/need cooking advice? Tweet @Robicellis.

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I tried to get my free food but the line was so long I ended up a Wendy’s instead. Had the maple bacon chicken croissant, The bacon and chicken was good. The bun was sorta croissant shaped but definitely had no other relation to the french pastry. Not flaky at all. The worst part was when I opened the wrapper and this was this unpleasant undertone to the scent. I had to wrap it back up and put it back in the bag as is was gassing me out in my car. I kept thinking “”What does this remind me of? What is this background scent?” Then is hit me: dog urine.