McDonald's is cutting the cost of a whole breakfast meal to well under £3 this week. From April 17, McDonald’s customers can get a single Sausage and Egg or an Egg McMuffin and a regular hot drink, soft drink, or bottled drink (excludes Toffee Latte, McCafe Iced drinks and Milkshakes) for £2.79.

A McDonald's spokesman said: "Word on the streets is that it’s better and it's 6p cheaper than Greggs … and it's available every morning before 11am only in all restaurants!"

And today, Monday, McDonald's Halloumi Fries have been reduced in price to £1.49, and the Breakfast Roll is available for £1.99. Both deals are available exclusively via the McDonald’s App.

Customers will be able to earn points when they purchase one of these deals by opting into MyMcDonald’s Rewards. The scheme means every penny spent equals one Rewards point, so this week’s offers will get you 149 points when picking up Halloumi Fries and 199 when grabbing a Breakfast Roll.

There is also an option for customers to donate the cash equivalent of their points to BBC Children in Need, FareShare and Ronald McDonald House Charities to support the company’s commitment to funding and supporting youth work, alongside reducing food poverty and waste in the UK.

McDonald’s breakfast is available from 5am-11am, and McDonald’s lunchtime menu is available from 11am daily.