Story behind love for classic breakfast foods


Breakfast menus including sandwiches and the portable, delectable combination of egg, meat, cheese and bread are quite popular among English people. McDonald’s and many other fast food chains offer interesting options during breakfast time. There is a story behind actually how the trend of the easy and takeaway breakfast actually started.

Sharing the story breakfast historian Heather Arndt-Anderson said that it all started in the early 19th century in East London. A need was sensed of a cup of coffee and some quick bite among factory workers going for work every morning.

Street vendors started stalls, where customers used to have a mug of coffee and gave it back to vendor and walked away with a sandwich. The sandwich had what we currently know is classic breakfast food- a fried egg, meat, sometimes cheese between two halves of soft roll called bap.

It was made, as being quite easy to be eaten while on the go. These sandwiches proved quite popular. “It was easy to have the rolls ready to go, there’s not a lot of construction and its low-cost to prepare. It was a really profitable thing to make”, said Arndt-Anderson.

The trend passed on in England, where sandwich was the only choice among people pressed for money and time. In America, Denver Sandwich was quite popular having an omelette filled with diced ham, onion and green pepper kept between two slices of white bread. It became a staple diet for working class.

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