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McDonald's Is Officially Expanding Its Breakfast Menu for the First Time in 5 Years

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McDonald's breakfast was once the only thing that made the terrible time we call morning OK. Now, breakfast is available all day, so it's a little less special, but breakfast is a more the merrier kind of situation, so whatever. And, good news, it's about to get even merrier-er: McDonald's is expanding its breakfast lineup for the first time in five years, and it's doing so with very large, extra-meaty breakfast sandwiches.

On November 1, McDonald's is debuting new Triple Breakfast Stacks -- basically, just further-stacked versions of the existing breakfast McMuffin and McGriddle sandwiches. They'll come with two slices of American cheese between two sausage patties, plus bacon and that egg brick thing. You can get the stack as a McMuffin, McGriddle, or as a biscuit (a McBiscuit?). Check out the full spread above. 

If this sounds familiar, that's because they're a riff on items from the McDonald's “Secret Menu.” 

“People have been hacking our menu for years -- so much so that it’s inspired our new Triple Breakfast Stacks,” McDonald's Manager of Culinary Innovation Chef Mike Haracz said in a statement. “We love seeing the fun ways our customers and McDonald’s crew have been creating their own takes on our classics. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next -- you never know what might end up on our menu.”

This is the first new McDonald's breakfast sandwich since the Egg White Delight McMuffin (it's regrettable that this one doesn't rhyme, but you can't have it all) in 2013. 

According to McDonald's, the new breakfast sandwiches will be on the menu through December.  

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James Chrisman is a News Writer at Thrillist. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @james_chrisman2.