Pizza aficionados, take note: Recent figures have shown an increase in popularity of breakfast pizzas on several restaurant menus. The early morning dish is much more appealing to diners now than it was back in 2008.
Datassential numbers revealed that breakfast pizzas now appear on five percent of menus at chain and independent restaurants around the country. According to MSN, that’s roughly 18 percent more menus than four years ago.
The dish became popular in the wake of the recession as restaurants looked for different ways to monetize their business. In order to cash in on those looking for a quick bite to eat early in the morning, certain pizza chains started offering breakfast to customers.
Investor Place reports that Sbarro has been offering a breakfast pizza with bacon, sausage, eggs, and mozzarella at a number of its 611 locations. Casual dining chain RJ’s has a similar item on its menu that features an omelet loaded with bacon, ham, and sausage.
A Domino’s franchise located near the University of Dayton also offers a breakfast pizza to its customers. Although the restaurant has been offering the dish since 2010, a spokesperson for the company said it currently has no plans to expand this menu to other locations.
According to Nation’s Restaurant News, cahins aren’t the only companies looking to cash in on the growing breakfast pizza craze. California-based eatery Greenleaf currently offers up an early morning slice that comes topped with “spicy turkey sausage, roasted potatoes, goat cheese spread, arugula, pecorino, and a sunny-side up egg.”
Second Home Kitchen in Denver, Colorado is currently peddling its own unique twist on the concept. The restaurant reportedly sells a pizza that comes loaded with cheddar cheese, sausage, bacon, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and salsa. That alone should provide enough fuel to carry you through the entire day.
Have you ever tried a breakfast pizza?