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Think Breakfast Is Important? Then Prove It

Columnist finds scant evidence to back up the claim

(Newser) - The next time someone tells you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, ask them to back it up with evidence. At the New York Times , pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll doesn't think they'll be able to do it. Yes, countless studies exist that purport to... More »

Survey: Millennials Are Too Lazy to Eat Cereal

'Bowls don't clean themselves'

(Newser) - It seems millennials are waging a new generational war—and the enemy is Cap'n Crunch. The Washington Post reports the sale of breakfast cereals in the US is down nearly 30% over the past 15 years. Part of that is growing preferences for things like smoothies and protein bars,... More »

Study Shows Just How Important Breakfast Is

Kids who eat healthy breakfasts perform better than those who don't

(Newser) - Researchers say they've found the most conclusive proof to date that a good breakfast translates into better grades for kids. In a large-scale study out of Cardiff University, researchers in Wales asked 5,000 children aged 9 to 11 to record everything they ate over 24 hours, from breakfast... More »

All-Day Breakfast Is Ruining Lives of McFranchisees

They call it 'erratic, distorted, disorganized'

(Newser) - We're a little over a week into McDonald's' all-day-breakfast gambit , and many franchisees already feel afternoon Egg McMuffins are as bad for their restaurants as they are for your gastrointestinal system, Business Insider reports. An analyst interviewed 29 McDonald's franchisees owning approximately 226 restaurants—about 1.6%... More »

What Made It Into Mickey D's All-Day Breakfast and What Didn't

You're out of luck, McGriddles lovers

(Newser) - The highly anticipated all-day breakfast menu at McDonald's is debuting nationwide Tuesday, but not everyone's morning favorites have made the cut, ABC News reports. Those who are jonesing for the chain's hash browns, hotcakes, fruit and yogurt parfaits, oatmeal, and sausage burritos are in luck—as are... More »

We Don't Have Enough Eggs for McD's Menu Change

Prices were already at an all-time high

(Newser) - Starting next month, McDonald's customers will be able to munch Egg McMuffins all day long —until the eggs run out. Bird flu has killed off tens of millions of laying hens this year, driving egg prices to an all-time high and creating a shortage that will only be... More »

McDonald’s Changing Menus in a Big Way

All-day breakfast starts next month

(Newser) - The tests apparently went well . In what the Wall Street Journal calls the company's "biggest operational change in years," McDonald's will begin serving all-day breakfast starting October 6. Franchisees voted in favor of the move, which will require not just overhauled menus but overhauled logistics—the... More »

This Common Advice About Breakfast May Be Bogus

Science doesn't support the idea that skipping it leads to weight gain, writes blogger

(Newser) - It is by now a well-worn piece of nutritional advice: Skip breakfast and you'll end up gaining weight in the long run. In fact, you'll even find that nugget in the official US Dietary Guidelines. The only problem is that science doesn't support the assertion, writes Peter... More »

Taco Bell Is Turning a Biscuit Into a Taco

We know what you're eating for breakfast come Thursday

(Newser) - The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. Taco Bell is launching a "biscuit taco" this week and ditching its "waffle taco," which got widespread attention last year when it was included in the rollout of the chain's breakfast menu... More »

Man, 101, Gets Paid to Eat Breakfast

Age-based birthday discount becomes a refund

(Newser) - If you live long enough, the Belmont Restaurant in Manchester, NH, will end up paying you to eat breakfast, 101-year-old Joseph Nelson discovered on Monday. The restaurant gives customers celebrating their birthdays a discount based on their age, meaning the World War II vet, who would have eaten for free... More »

This Exists: 59-Item, 8K-Calorie Breakfast

Thank those crazy Brits

(Newser) - There's waking up hungry and there's, well, this. A British cafe has introduced the queen of all breakfasts, a 59-item spread that packs in 7,778 calories. The Corner Cafe's Monster Mega Breakfast comes across as slightly redundant: It contains eggs and omelets, fried potatoes (four portions)... More »

To Eat This 8K-Calorie Breakfast, Sign a Waiver

Chef of British cafe says 'the Hibernator' weighs 7 pounds

(Newser) - Think you're a big eater? One breakfast cooked up at the Bear Grills cafe in Congleton, England, is so daunting that only 20 people have tried it—and no one has successfully cleaned their plate. The chef tells the Daily Mail it's called "the Hibernator" because "... More »

Burger King: Have a Whopper for Breakfast

Chain rolls out 'Burgers for Breakfast' menu

(Newser) - As fast-food breakfast competition heats up, Burger King has come out with a new morning offering: The food it serves the rest of the day. The chain says that more than 5,000 locations will serve its new "Burgers at Breakfast" menu, including items like Whoppers, cheeseburgers, and fries,... More »

What McMuffin? Taco Bell Makes Run for Breakfast

Chain plans to go head-to-head with McD's

(Newser) - Taco Bell plans to go head-to-head—and burrito-to-burrito—with McDonald's in an effort to grab a big slice of the fast-food breakfast market. The chain plans to launch its breakfast menu at its almost 6,000 locations nationwide late next month, featuring items like the Waffle Taco, a breakfast... More »

Skip Breakfast, Jack Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Study sees 27% greater chance

(Newser) - Breakfast may or may not be for champions, but skipping breakfast is for people who want a greater risk of a heart attack, reports CBS News . A Harvard study tracked the habits of 27,000 men for 16 years, and found that those who did without a morning meal were... More »

Taco Bell Quietly Testing 'Waffle Taco'

But ... it's not really a taco

(Newser) - After they figured out a way to turn Doritos into a taco , you knew it was only a matter of time before Taco Bell figured out a way to turn breakfast into a taco. Well, that time has come. The "Mexican food" chain is testing a Waffle Taco at... More »

This Now Exists: Mountain Dew Breakfast Drink

A delightful mix of caffeine, Dew flavor, artificial sweeteners, and juice

(Newser) - Just when you thought Americans couldn't get any unhealthier comes this culinary revelation: a Mountain Dew breakfast drink. PepsiCo's carbonated Kickstart rolls out this month, bringing the bleary-eyed masses a mix of "Mountain Dew flavor," caffeine, artificial sweeteners, Vitamins B and C, just 80 calories, and... More »

Taco Bell's New Breakfast Drink: '17 Teaspoons of Sugar'

Restaurant blends Mountain Dew, orange juice

(Newser) - For your breakfast tomorrow morning, how does 17 teaspoons of sugar sound? That's what you'll get, according to the Dallas Observer , if you pick up Taco Bell's new morning drink: Mountain Dew mixed with orange juice. Taco Bell hasn't revealed the ratio of Dew to juice... More »

McDonald's New Plan: Make 3am a Hot Time to Dine

Some locations testing very early breakfast menu

(Newser) - McDonald's has pretty much conquered America, but its hold is not yet complete: Less than 1% of all fast food traffic comes between 2am and 5am. But now the fast food giant plans to take aim at very-early-morning eaters, Business Insider reports. It's testing "Breakfast After Midnight"... More »

Hungry? Try '2nd Breakfast'

Americans are starting to snack their way through the morning

(Newser) - That cereal bar you scarfed down on your way out the door this morning was, well, perfunctory and all, but now your stomach is growling hours before even the most liberal definition of lunchtime. What to do? Time for second breakfast, reports the AP in a look at our evolving... More »

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