These days, the restaurant industry is a competitive one, and if you want to succeed, you really need to build something unique. Simply serving standard breakfast foods, like pancakes and bacon, won't help you stand out much as a breakfast restaurant. A better approach is to choose a food theme and style your menu around that theme. Here are a couple of food themes that work well for breakfast restaurants.
Eggs Benedict is a classic dish consisting of English muffins, poached eggs, bacon, and Hollandaise sauce. It's delicious, and there are so many ways to modify the original recipe, which makes it the perfect food theme for your breakfast restaurant. You can offer a whole list of different Benedicts. Some ideas include:
- California Benedict with avocado
- Barbecue Benedict with a layer of barbecue sauce on the toast
- Meat Lover's Benedict with ham, sausage, and bacon
You can get as creative as you like, and you can even offer a featured Benedict each day of the week. Many people love Eggs Benedict and will visit your breakfast restaurant for the opportunity to try your riffs on the classic.
Who doesn't love breakfast pizza? It's breakfast ingredients on top of a popular favorite food: pizza! And while classic breakfast pizza is topped with scrambled eggs and bacon, you can create many different varieties and make it the food theme of your entire restaurant. A few ideas include:
- Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, and cheddar cheese
- Maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, and chunks of apple
- Scrambled eggs, green onions, ham, and pineapple
You can serve breakfast pizza by the slice and also by the pie. Groups will enjoy visiting your breakfast restaurant and being able to order a pizza to share, just as they would at dinner time.
The classic Belgian waffle comes topped with either maple syrup or strawberries and whipped cream. However, you can really top a Belgian waffle with anything, which makes it another good food theme for your breakfast restaurant. You can even offer some savory waffle toppings, like fried chicken and hot sauce. This will appeal to people who don't enjoy having sweet breakfasts. You can offer just one type of waffle, or you can offer a variety — like chocolate, caramel, and gingerbread waffles.
If you offer a food theme at your breakfast restaurant, you will draw in a lot more interested customers. Eggs Benedict, waffles, and breakfast pizza are all fun themes to consider.