A great breakfast in Denver can be as elaborate as Eggs Benedict, or as simple as cereal.

Breakfast cereal is something that millions of Americans reach for to get their day started off right.  In fact, it’s so popular that 2.7 billion boxes are sold each year.  Breakfast cereal ranks number four in the top ten packaged goods in U.S. retail stores.  When you go out for breakfast in Denver more than likely you are not ordering a bowl of cereal.  But 31% of Americans who do eat breakfast, reach for cereal.breakfast in Denver

While the practice of eating grains for breakfast has been around since ancient times, the first breakfast cereal was invented in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson.  The cereal, called Granula, never really caught on because the heavy bran nuggets required an overnight soak in order to make them soft enough to eat, which is not very convenient.  John Harvey Kellogg began experimenting with cereals when he worked as the medical superintendent for the Western Health Reform Institute. In 1895, he launched the Cornflakes brand, which became an overnight sensation.  His brother, William K. Kellogg, worked with him until 1906 when he branched out on his own, bought the rights to Cornflakes and started the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company.  Charles W. Post, who was a former patient of Kellogg’s at the Western Health Reform Institute, became interested in cereal after his stay there.  He introduced Grape Nuts in 1898 and became an early innovator of breakfast cereals, along with Kellogg.

Cereal certainly makes for a convenient and affordable breakfast in Denver.  But we highly recommend you start your day with something hearty and delicious, like what we’re cooking from scratch at The Original Pancake House.


Want to learn a little more about cereal?  Check out these fun facts.