As Elaine from ‘Seinfeld’ predicted, McDonald’s will start selling muffin tops

"I don't like the stumps"

McDonald’s is set to start selling just the top part of muffins, as predicted by Elaine Benes in an iconic episode of Seinfeld.

As Nation’s Restaurant News reports, muffins without their stems will soon be available in flavours of poppy seed, blueberry and double chocolate in McDonald’s new redesigned “Experience of the Future” locations as part of their all-day breakfast menu.

“I don’t like the stumps,” said Elaine (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus), explaining in the original episode why muffins are better with just the top. “[The top] is the best part. It’s crunchy, it’s explosive, it’s where the muffin breaks free of the pan and does its own thing.


“I’ll tell you, that’s a million dollar idea right there – just sell the tops.”

One assumes that the fast food chain will have found a better solution to disposing of the stumps, as the recipe reportedly works best when the whole muffin is baked and then separated.

Meanwhile, the show’s creator Jerry Seinfeld recently said that a revival of the hit sit-com was ‘possible’.

Seinfeld ran for nine seasons between the years of 1989 to 1998. It was massively successful at the time and has since become something of a cult show for a newer generation.

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