They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and trendsetters are taking the meal traditionally consumed first thing in the morning and expanding its horizons.
All-day eating is a new key trend for 2021, and moving forward there isn’t necessarily a designated time of day for eating breakfast in the United States. This is expanding into foodservice, according to General Mills Convenience & Foodservice, inspiring culinary trends across the country that would make anybody get up on the right side of the bed — even after a midday nap.
The poll of 2,038 adults found:
Let’s take a look at the all-day breakfast trends coming fresh out of foodservice kitchens:
A year ago, the LloydPans innovation team wrote a blog: Breakfast Pizza’s Ingredients Add to Mouthwatering All-Day Popularity. And, a year later, that trend is booming even hotter than ever. Breakfast pizza was the fastest-growing breakfast item in the second half of 2020, outpacing scrambled eggs and bagels, according to PMQ Pizza Magazine. From a hangover breakfast pizza with ham, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, scallions and sunny-side up eggs to an all-day chicken and waffle pizza with white sauce, green onions, cheddar cheese and habanero- and orange-infused honey to even C-store carryout breakfast pizza, the category is cracked wide open.
Sure, Americans love the all-day breakfast bar concept. But, foodservice professionals are taking advantage of what they cooked up at home during quarantine, bringing unique breakfast sandwiches and other fast, savory breakfasts to the takeaway menu. In fact, the Food Network’s website shared the best breakfast sandwiches from all 50 states, and the photos alone have us planning a road trip.
Breakfast plus lunch equals an American institution: the brunch. And, it’s inspired combinations beyond noon to include all-day grilled cheese doughnuts, biscuit avocado toast, breakfast casserole and bressert, which combines breakfast items and desserts to create the strawberry scone shortcake, birthday cake pancakes or breakfast sandwiches with yogurt parfaits. Delicious pairings, indeed.
Need your all-day breakfast menu to sizzle? LloydPans has the pans for you: from Pizza Pans to Bacon and Egg Pans to our Entree Pans, our Foodservice line is made for your menus: morning, noon and night.