We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and new research reveals what, if anything, Americans eat in the morning. Online gaming website Caino.org asked 10-thousand U.S. adults about their breakfast habits and it turns out, 55% skip it on a regular basis. For those who do eat breakfast, nearly all of them, 91%, do so at home rather than buying it from a restaurant.
- For folks who do purchase their breakfast, 58.6% spend between $5 and $10, on average, which means fast food chains are an ideal spot for a morning meal.
- America’s favorite fast food breakfast is McDonald’s, with 30 states naming the Golden Arches as their top fast food breakfast.
- Chick-fil-A is a distant second, with 14 states choosing it as the best.
- The other top three are Wendy’s, followed by Burger King and Taco Bell, which only has Montana’s vote.
- As for how often Americans eat fast food breakfast, 30.5% say never or hardly ever, 33.5% have it every couple of months, for 17.5% it’s multiple times a month, 10.7% have it once a week and 7.8% eat it multiple times a week.
- Surprisingly, most Americans don’t start their day with coffee, with more than half sipping something else as their first drink of the day. Water is the choice for 20%, nearly 15% have juice, while 7% go for tea and 5% have milk.
- Among the 48.5% of respondents who do drink coffee with breakfast, most have filtered coffee (62.3%), while 16.3% choose lattes, 4% sip cappuccinos and 6.2% drink espresso.