By By Michaela Lefebvre February 18, 2020 10:50pm ESTSAN FRANCISCO–It’s the middle of the night, and you’re in a Taco Bell parking lot, waiting for your turn to get a soda.
It’s 5 a.m. on a Tuesday.
The only way to make it through the day is by eating.
“I’ve eaten so much in my life,” said 28-year-old Erica Miller.
“And then this,” she said, pointing to a huge bag of Taco Bell.
But I have a few other things I need to eat,” she added, and she pulled out her phone.
Miller is not alone.
Across the country, people are having their breakfast on the go.
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows nearly half of Americans say they have been eating at least one breakfast every day at least once a week.
And a survey from Morning Consult and The Harris Poll found that more than half of adults have been at least twice a day eating at some point during the day.
The survey, which polled 1,000 adults online, also found that the average time to eat breakfast is four hours.
And about half of all Americans have been able to eat for an entire day, with an average of just under four hours in total.
But even for the average person, eating a breakfast can feel like a long walk from home to work.
And for many of us, it can be hard to know where to start.
The typical American breakfast meal includes three main ingredients: eggs, milk, and fruit.
And the way that those ingredients are made varies from restaurant to restaurant.
At Taco Bell, the eggs and milk are cooked in a pressure cooker, which means they can be prepared at home.
In fact, it’s a common practice at many fast-casual restaurants in the United States.
But a number of fast-food chains are starting to make the same mistakes as Taco Bell with their breakfast menus.
Some, like Chipotle, are starting off their menus with the eggs in a crock pot instead of in the traditional way.
And some are starting with a salad, which can be more time-consuming than the eggs.
“The problem is that it’s not easy to understand exactly what you’re going to eat in the morning,” said Megan Pfeifer, a food and nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina.
And while some fast-and-fast-food chain restaurants are trying to adapt to change, other companies are trying out their own breakfast options, like Taco Bell’s.
“It’s really hard to understand what to order, or what to mix,” said Mike Roussel, the director of nutrition at Burger King.
“When you have a menu that has three ingredients, and then you have the whole menu, I think it’s pretty difficult for people to sort out what they want.”
And while the menu may be more straightforward for some, it doesn’t always go well with everyone.
The biggest concern about the breakfast menu at a fast-fast fast-chain restaurant is that you’ll eat the wrong thing.
For instance, many people like to order a burger and a Coke, but they may not be ready for a fried egg.
“You want the chicken and avocado, not the fried egg,” Rousel said.
And, while people who are used to eating a regular breakfast might not be aware of that, it does happen.
“Some people may think, well, it only takes two eggs and three cups of milk to make a decent breakfast,” said Roussels.
And the biggest challenge is getting the ingredients right.
“You can have a healthy breakfast at McDonald’s, but you can’t have a great breakfast at Chipotle,” said Pfeiffer.
Policymakers have tried to address that by requiring that fast- and fast-time meals have a minimum of two eggs, a minimum number of servings of milk, a balanced serving of fruit, and no more than six grams of fat.
But it’s still not clear how much of that can be included in a breakfast.
A lot of companies are working to fix that, but there are still many things that can go wrong.
“A lot is about trying to make things simpler, or to make more of an emphasis on the ingredients, but also to make sure that people can really appreciate what they’re getting in the menu,” Pfeife said.