Invite your guests to channel their inner chef with a customizable donut station! Mix and match modern and traditional filling options for a gourmet twist. Change to top with flavorful frostings, glazes or icing. Consider fillings such as cannoli, apple, blueberry or cherry and toppings like marshmallow crème or peanut butter.
The latest health – conscious trend is breakfast bowls. Whether sweet or savory, bowls open up a world of possibilities for different tastes and dietary needs. Bowls can be made in a variety of ways including fruit, potatoes, yogurt, eggs and meats. Cross-utilize other menu items to make them into brunch bowls. They are the perfect canvas for experimentation, offering an endless combination of new flavors and seasonal ingredients.
Expand your traditional bacon offerings by featuring bacon flights. Include eye-catching varieties with exceptional flavors and infused bacon options. Create your own signature bacon flavor. Think chocolate, pecan praline, ghost pepper or chipotle. The possibilities are limitless.
Smaller sized brunch bites can be featured as an appetizer. They can be sold by the count (dozen or half-dozen) and shared at the table. Selections could include: mini muffins, mini quiche, mini breakfast pizzas, puff pastry cups or hash brown cups.
Smoothies can be a versatile brunch offering that can appeal to the health-conscious or those with certain dietary restrictions. Build-Your-Own Smoothie options can start with base ingredients and include an additional charge for certain add-in items. Maximize your profits by utilizing fruits offered in other dishes to create the smoothies. Promote a special or themed smoothie of the day or week.
Try one of these innovative action station ideas to add flare to your brunch offering:
Waffle Station – Waffle fondue incorporates a chocolate base paired with waffles and fresh fruit. Brighten up your waffle presentation with fresh fruit like berries, bananas, apples and kiwi. Try combining chocolate or red velvet cake mix with your waffle mix to create new and exciting flavors. Pair your waffles with chicken and add your favorite sauces for a fun dining experience. Check out our waffle recipes on foodie.com.
Pancake Station – Take toppings to a new level. Think berries, bananas, peaches, pineapple etc. You could even add some toppings like blueberries or chocolate chips right into the mix.
Biscuit Station – Offer a variety of sweet, savory or even spicy biscuits. Match with tasty spreads or create signature biscuit sandwiches at your station including bacon, sausage, egg and cheese.
Bagel Station – Endless bagel flavors can be paired with fresh spreads allowing your customers to mix and match to their taste. Create your own custom signature spread as a regular or limited time feature.
Egg / Omelet Station – Eggs offer the comfort factor of a “typical” brunch item but have the versatility to be customized. Consider unique and flavorful omelet add-ins such as meats (ham, sausage, bacon, shrimp, crawfish, crab, pork), veggies (onion, bell pepper, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes) and a variety of cheeses.
Hash Brown Station – Hash Brown stations add a unique twist on a traditional brunch item. Add-in options from your omelet station are perfect for hash browns too, so try a combination omelet and hash brown station for a win/win!
Fruit Skewer Station – Fruit skewer stations appeal to all ages! Use fresh berries, pineapple, marshmallow, cherries and kiwi for a build-your-own finger food. Provide yogurt dips or chocolate for even more excitement. Cut pineapple or other fruits into fun shapes, hearts, stars and circles.