Herb Peterson invented the McMuffin when he was a McDonald's franchise owner in 1971 when he decided his restaurant was missing out on breakfast business by not opening until 11 AM (like all McDonald's at the time).
Peterson's personal favorite breakfast, Eggs Benedict, served as his inspiration. A local blacksmith forged the metal rings to fry the right sized eggs for the hand-held sandwich.
more: Chicago Sun-Times
Speaking of McMuffin, I had one this morning and am going crazy because there is some psuedo-English Muffin that is super bready posing as an OG english muffin...what gives?
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