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June 23, 2014

Daytime café adds BLT Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, and Bruleed Banana Waffle to its lineup

 Bradenton, Fla. – June 23, 2014 – First Watch, the award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant, today unveiled three new seasonal menu offerings available today through Sunday, August 17. These limited time dishes Welcome Summer, boasting the freshness and fun of the season: the BLT Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, and the Bruleed Banana Waffle.

BLT Benedict

Two poached eggs on toasted Ciabatta with bacon, vine-ripened tomato slices, hollandaise sauce, lemon-dressed arugula, avocado slices and fresh herbs. Served with fresh seasonal fruit.

Ÿ Shrimp & Grits 

Sautéed shrimp and Andouille sausage in a Cajun low-country reduction with house-roasted tomatoes, onions, peppers, corn and fresh herbs on Cheddar Parmesan cheesy grits. Served with Ciabatta toast.

Bruleed Banana Waffle                    

A guest favorite when it was initially offered last year, our light and airy waffle is topped with caramelized bruleed bananas, brown sugar glazed bacon, a sweet cream sauce drizzle and bacon-infused syrup.

We’re excited to offer a new spin on some breakfast and brunch classics,” said Chris Tomasso, chief marketing officer for First Watch. “They offer a little bit of everything; a little sweet, a little savory and we think our guests will thoroughly enjoy them.”

First Watch is a recipient of more than 200 “Best Of” accolades in markets across the country and was recently recognized with a 2014 “MenuMasters Award” by Nation’s Restaurant News for Best Healthful Innovation for its Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl. The “Daytime Café” features traditional favorites including pancakes, omelets, salads and sandwiches, as well as signature specialties such as the Chickichanga®, Healthy Turkey Omelet™ and Fresh Fruit Crepes.

First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers guests complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

About First Watch

First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like the fan-favorite Chickichanga® and Fresh Fruit Crepes. Named a 2013 “Next 20” emerging brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, First Watch is currently the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the U.S. with more than 115 restaurants in 16 states and additional units under development as part of the Bradenton, Fla.-based company’s aggressive growth strategy.  It also operates 20 restaurants under The Good Egg name in Arizona. For more information, visit www.firstwatch.com.








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