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An 'eggcelent' place to grab a bite to eat: The Egg & I serves up a great breakfast dining experience
Briana Duncan
Antelope Staff

Growing up, mom always said breakfast was the most important meal of the day. What if you could have a warm home cooked breakfast during the afternoon as well? Now you can. Kearney’s newest restaurant, The Egg and I is now open for business.

"The Egg & I is a concept that combines a great dining experience at a great value, with equally great unit economics. It's a recipe that has kept our guests coming back for more, while generating an outstanding return on investment."

Those words have become the Egg and I philosophy of CEO Bill Baumhauer since the franchise’s first opening in 1987.

The Denver-based restaurant opened in early November and is located in the 14th St. Mall along with Verizon Wireless, Premiere Rental and another new restaurant in town, Gourmet House Japanese Cuisine.

Walking in, the ambience felt like a Mother Goose storybook tale. The atmosphere was warm and cozy with a country feel. It felt like home, and the staff greeted the guests with excitement and was invested in making each customer feel comfortable.

After sitting down, it was time to decide and make the ultimate decision as to what to order. Then menu listed several choices ranging from omelets to sandwiches and salads to pancakes.  Their menu is completely packed solid with many items, most of them having clever and intriguing names.

The “It’s OK to Waffle” is the menu item I decided to try. The single waffle was delicious and reminded me of grandma’s cooking. With reasonable prices and semi-quick service I was definitely satisfied with my first experience with the Egg and I.

Another thing to remember is that not all menu items include eggs, so don’t let the restaurant name fool you. Club sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches, and a Cobb salad are just a few of the non-egg items on the menu.

The restaurant also has reasonable hours, which allow anyone heading to class or to work to check it out without worrying. The Egg and I also has a private dining room, which would be perfect for possibly business meetings or a bridal/baby shower for a friend or family member.

Overall, I would give the Egg and I four stars and plan to visit this restaurant again when I need a grandma-style home cooked meal. Other new restaurants in town to try are the Thai Cuisine and Tru Café.

The Egg and I is owned by Kearney businessman, real estate developer Brett Weis, as well as other investors from the community. To check out their Web site or the menu for the Egg and I,

Video by Sarah Ahlers

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