Egg & I Breakfast & Lunch is a full-service family-style restaurant chain specializing in fresh breakfast and lunch fare. The chain offers a traditional assortment of specialty omelets, waffles and French toast along with a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups served up in a polished-casual environment. Units are primarily found as endcap units in suburban strip centers. The chain attempts to position itself as an upscale alternative to its competitors with décor packages that include dark-toned wood trim and booths, colorful contemporary light fixtures and vibrantly colored art. Rayno and Patty Seaser opened the first Egg & I Breakfast & Lunch in 1987 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. In late 2005, a holdings company formed by Bill Baumhauer and Don Lamb, E & I Holdings Inc., purchased the chain.

LocationLone Tree, Colo.
2009 Systemwide Sales$36,700,000*
% Change in Sales3.4%
2009 U.S. Units38
% Change in Units8.6%
2009 Average Unit Volume$1,000,000*
% Change in AUV-1.5%
Future 50 Year2010