Fun Brunch Facts

Did you know that brunch became popular in the US in the 1930s? This was due to Hollywood stars making transcontinental train trips would often stop in Chicago for late-morning meals.

Pancakes might be one of the oldest brunch classics in human history. Their origins can be traced all the way back to the Ancient Greeks. We think pancakes are lovely for any time of day — breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Not only did brunch popularize day drinking, but it’s also the genesis of several popular daytime cocktails, including the Mimosa and Bloody Mary. It is actually attributed with spreading the practice of mixing alcohol with juices. In the early to mid-1900s brunch offered a platform for socially acceptable day drinking.

Speaking of day drinking… Bloody Marys and Mimosas are $4 today!