The Hound hasn't been this happy since discovering a drive-through liquor store somewhere west of Amarillo. What is tickling The Hound is the announcement by Chicago area McDonald's that they're now open 24 hours. You have a middle-of-the-night Big Mac attack? Now you can soothe it, with fries.
Participation varies by restaurant, and 24-hour service is not available everywhere. Yet, the Oak Brook-based chain says as of now the majority of restaurants in the region will offer late-night diners a drive-through menu. What took McDonald's so long to figure out this around-the-clock feature?
It should have happened sooner, especially considering places that used to be all-night diners are now shutting their doors before midnight. Not that The Hound prowls that late at night, but it is a consolation if the hunger pains come calling knowing there is a place open to get a bite.
Does this mean the rest of the fast-food industry will follow the giant's lead? Only time and appetites will tell.