According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database, egg dishes are the leading type of breakfast entree on Canadian menus. Among these listed egg dishes, some of the most popular varieties include eggs Benedict/Florentine, vegetable omelettes and skillets. Many menus also offer customizable egg dishes, such as eggs served any style or create-your-own skillets and omelettes.
Ranking second on the list are breakfast starches. This wide-reaching category includes everything from pancakes to crepes/blintzes to French toast. A staple of most breakfast menus, these items allow for a lot of creativity. Already often associated with indulgence, operators can build upon this with the addition of ingredients like specialty sauces, fruits and chocolate.
Breakfast sandwiches are also a go-to option on morning menus. Leading varieties include bacon, egg and cheese; egg and cheese; and BLT. Some of the top ingredients in these offerings include egg, cheese, bacon and tomato, respectively. Some of the fastest-growing breakfast sandwich ingredients are spinach, roast beef, avocado and ciabatta, signalling an increasing interest in higher-quality options.