Would you like a breakfast sandwich with that?
A growing number of Canadians are saying yes to buying breakfast sandwiches on the go these days.
Sales of protein sandwiched between carbs has risen more than 12 per cent in the past year alone, said Robert Carter, executive director of foodservice with The NPD Group, in a phone interview with Yahoo Canada.
“It’s one of the fastest growing segments in the past five years,” said the head of the research firm.
Canadians eat a whopping 480 million breakfast sandwiches per year, with many grabbing one on the way to their cubicles in the morning, said Carter.
Fuel for workers
Workers have long liked to buy a coffee and a breakfast sandwich on their way to work, said Heather Arndt Anderson, who literally wrote the book on the history of breakfast.
In the nineteenth century workers in London would lineup to buy an egg sandwich and a cup of Joe from a food cart, explained the author of Breakfast: A History.
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