Brunch, the meal that combines breakfast and lunch, has grown in popularity over the last several years. In fact, some restaurants only open for the brunch timeframe, approximately 7 AM – 2 PM.

One reason these restaurants have gotten so popular is brunch menus usually encompass a variety of options that span between breakfast and lunch. If you feel like something sweet, you can order pancakes, waffles or crepes. If you want something savory, there is endless options of eggs and bacon dishes. Sweet and savory? – the chicken and waffles dish is a staple.

At every brunch restaurant I’ve been to, you can order cocktails no matter how early in the morning it is, which makes eating brunch that much more fun.

What’s interesting is that many brunch restaurants in the U.S. name themselves after eggs, probably because that is mainly what is on their menus. A few popular ones include Eggs Up Grill, Another Broken Egg Café and eggspectation.

Eggs Up Grill

Eggs Up Grill is based in South Carolina and has locations throughout the southeastern U.S. However, it recently signed a 30-unit development deal that will allow it to expand into Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Some of the “customer favorites” on its menu include the Loaded Home Fry (featuring fries topped with eggs and more), the Founder’s Hash & Eggs and the Patty-O-Sullivan Omelet with corned beef. 

Another Broken Egg Café 

Another Broken Egg Café is based in Florida and has locations all throughout the U.S., spanning from Virginia to California. Its menu features staple options that are available year-round, as well as seasonal dishes.

Some of its most popular dishes include the Broken Egg Biscuit sandwich (featuring fried chicken and sausage gravy) and the Shrimp ‘N Grits.


eggspectation has U.S. locations in Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and Texas. However, it also has locations in other countries including Canada, Egypt, Pakistan, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Recommended dishes on eggspectation’s menu include the uneggspected (featuring a 6 oz New York strip steak and enriched eggs) and the Yolk Around the Clock with a Montreal style bagel and sunny side up eggs. For blue crab lovers there is the Chesapeake Benedict which has two eggs poached on a toasted English muffin with Gruyere Cheese and hollandaise sauce, topped with lump crab meat.