breakfast restaurantsWill we be eating chocolate cake for breakfast in 2017?

Food is subject to trends, just like music, fashion and design.  Here’s a quick look at the top trends you can expect to see on menus at breakfast restaurants in 2017.

Big Flavors and Textures.  Forget simple and smooth items like eggs and grits.  Breakfast in 2017 will be bolder in flavor and texture.  Expect to see crunchy items like fried chicken on menus at breakfast restaurants as well as big flavors like chimichurri and spicy chorizo.

Breakfast All Day.  This is something that many consumers have been wanting for a long time.  Now that you can get breakfast all day under the “golden arches,” you can expect to see more and more places offering it as well.  People enjoy breakfast foods at any time, especially if they skip breakfast but still have a hankering for eggs and bacon at 1:00 in the afternoon.

Healthy Options.  As more and more people are prioritizing their health, or switching to specialized diets, you can expect breakfast restaurants to respond with expanded options in 2017.  This includes choices such as gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, high fiber, organic and more.

Chocolate.  Recent studies linking chocolate to increased health benefits means that people may feel more prone to indulge in the sweet treat in the morning.  You may see items like chocolate breakfast cakes popping up on menus in 2017.