See also: Breakfast Cereals; Breakfast of Champions
In the U.S. breakfast is the most frequently skipped meal. About 58% of Americans do not eat breakfast every day.
Jack in the Box began serving breakfast in 1971.
Kellogg's Eggo Frozen Waffles were introduced in 1954.
McDonald's created the Egg McMuffin in 1973 and in 1976 rolled out a complete breakfast line.
In rural homes in the 19th century, apple and other fruit pie was often a common item served for breakfast, considered a good hearty beginning for a hard day's work.
English breakfast tea is a blend of several black teas that is full-flavored, richly colored and full bodied. It is usually a blend of Indian and Ceylon (Sri Lankan) black teas.
In 1986, an event that bills itself as the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast was revived for the 350th anniversary of Springfield, Massachusetts. The breakfast has been held every year since then. Hundreds of volunteers help with the event. In 1999, more than 71,233 servings of pancakes were served to more than 40,000 people. If you stacked up all those pancakes, they'd be more than 2 miles high!
Radishes were a common breakfast item for the Pennsylvania Dutch. (They still are in Japan).
George Pauling (19th century South African railway builder) whose favorite parlor trick was to pick up a horse and carry it around his billiards table, was alleged to have shared with two friends a breakfast of 1000 oysters and eight bottles of champagne.
Pax Britannica, vol 2, The Climax of Empire, James Morris; Faber & Faber 1968.
Ham and eggs are considered a typically American breakfast. Well, some sources reveal that this was also a favorite of Egyptians in 1500 B.C.
Twelve percent of the total quantity of colas sold are consumed with or instead of breakfast.