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September 29, 2014

Daytime Café brings back Pumpkin Pancakes and introduces a new take on breakfast hash

 Bradenton, Fla. – Sept. 29, 2014 – First Watch, the award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant, today unveiled its limited-time fall menu  signifying  the coming of autumn  The daytime café’s seasonal dishes – like the favorite Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast and the new Harvest Hash – are made using honest ingredients like natural Pumpkin puree and real sweet potatoes while eschewing synthetic flavors reinforcing  what the restaurant was founded upon: using  the finest ingredients possible for the freshest tastes around.

First Watch’s 2014 fall menu brings back a few dishes by popular demand and takes a contemporary twist on some new items. The Tastes of Fall offerings are available through Sunday, Nov. 30:

Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowl

Protein-packed quinoa with house-roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, all-natural white meat chicken breast and herbed goat cheese. Topped with pecans and drizzled with balsamic dressing.

 Harvest Hash 

Two eggs any style atop a hash of sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, house-roasted zucchini, Crimini mushrooms and shallots topped with hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs. Served with lemon-dressed greens.

Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast           

Two fresh eggs cooked any style plus a signature spiced Pumpkin Pancake and Aidells® grilled all-natural Chicken & Apple Sausage.

Butternut Squash Bisque (vegetarian) 

Rich and creamy butternut squash soup sweetened with carrot and a touch of nutmeg.

“Our goal was to infuse the dishes with spices and flavors true to the fall season,” said Shane Schaibly, First Watch’s corporate chef and director of culinary. “All too often autumn means a flood of pumpkin-spiced synthetic flavorings. The truth is nothing does a better job of capturing fall than fresh, high-quality ingredients such as pumpkin puree, sweet potatoes, butternut squash  and turkey sausage.”

Taking freshness to heart, First Watch offers 100% fresh-squeezed Orange Juice, house-made granola and salsa, house-roasted vegetables and looks to source produce locally whenever possible. In addition to serving fresh, delicious entrées, First Watch offers its exclusive Sunrise Select® Premium Blend Coffee. The special blend is made from slow-roasted, hand-selected, high-grown coffee beans from mountains across North, Central and South America.

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 120 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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