We’ve all heard the age-old adage about breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Though for many of us, breakfast usually means a quick bowl of oatmeal or a cup of yogurt gulped down at our desk. Unfortunately, with our busy schedules, we often approach the first meal of the day as a side note or a nutritional chore. One that provides a quick belly full of sustenance and little more. Washed down with coffee from a traveler mug, when actually consumed and not completely skipped, breakfast is no longer treated with the importance we claim it to have. Being a breakfast restaurant in Manchester, we hope to bring back breakfast as we Americans once knew it.
Centuries ago, breakfast was often a compilation of leftovers from the previous days dinner and supper meals. Often eaten cold as to not require the need for fire. Stale popcorn in milk and leftover fruit pies were popular choices for breakfast fare during the early 19th century.
With the change to an industrial nation, rather than an agrarian, families soon began to eat lunchtime meals away from home, making breakfast more of a family meal than ever before. Great quantities of food was served at the day’s first meal as it was meant to sustain everyone until later in the day. Eggs, muffins, ham, trout, waffles and other fare were all up for grabs at the family breakfast table. Food companies soon saw the need for a future of quick and convenient breakfast and cereal of all types began to replace some of the foods that are now considered lunch or dinner fare. With the influx of women in the workplace during the late 1950’s and early 60’s, cereal soon became the most popular breakfast food and was often accompanied by concentrated juices that required far less time to enjoy than fresh-squeezed.
Being big fans of breakfast, we encourage you and your family to take some time, relax and enjoy your breakfast, rather than treating it like some sort of edible obligation. We invite you to experience weekend breakfast every day of the week, here at Murphy’s Diner.