The trend of consumers wanting breakfast foods throughout the day is here to stay. According to Technomic’s 2021 Breakfast Consumer Trend Report, nearly half—47%—of consumers say they enjoy eating breakfast foods at nontraditional times, and 39% say they would visit a restaurant they typically don’t visit if it were to offer breakfast fare beyond morning hours. This presents big opportunity for restaurants, especially because breakfast foods make for easy adapting to later dayparts—versatile ingredients can be used in multiple dishes, too, making it a win-win for food cost and menu popularity. Try these options that use breakfast foods on lunch and dinner menus to appeal to all-day breakfast seekers:
- Biscuit sandwiches appeal to the comfort food trend that’s also happening now. During the pandemic, consumers turned to comfort food classics more than ever, and biscuits offer a delicious carrier for an array of sandwiches, from country ham to turkey club and beyond. Biscuits can also be served as a side for soup dishes, or even offered as croutons for salads.
- Chicken and waffles, perfect for breakfast but just as tasty at lunch and dinner, are another crowd pleaser—and can even be adapted to fit the chicken sandwich craze. Use waffles as the carrier for a chicken-and-waffles sandwich, topped with ingredients such as pepperjack cheese, avocado, hot sauce, maple syrup and more. Of course, chicken and waffles can stand alone on lunch and dinner menus, too, without any updating.
- Veggie patties, popular among meatless or flexitarian diners, are yet another option that can be used when incorporating breakfast foods in later dayparts. Topped with a fried egg, they combine the best of both morning and afternoon menus—a burger and eggs—for a surefire hit.
Conagra Foodservice offers not only the products operators need to craft a delectable all-day breakfast menu, but also recipe inspiration. To find out more about how Conagra makes all-day breakfast easy, and to get a free download of blurred daypart recipe ideas, click here.
This post is sponsored by Conagra Foodservice