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Don't be surprised if you drive by a McDonald's at 7 a.m. some morning and see it open for business this month in 1972. The people inside, however, will probably be eating Eggs McMuffin rather than a Big Mac and fries.

In Chicago, Washington and Pittsburgh, the company is in the very early stage of testing the concept of opening McDonald's for breakfast, with this latest menu addition of fried eggs served atop a muffin. So far, these three markets and "some scattered stores throughout the country" are the only places serving Eggs McMuffin, according to Barry Klein, advertising director.

But the executive doubts "you will ever see it national, since the company has some 2,000 stores, and it would take a long time to open them all for breakfast." TV, radio and small-space newspaper ads support the Eggs McMuffin

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