The ultimate dose of Southern hospitality to the Alabama Gulf Coast
Bringing the ultimate dose of Southern hospitality to the Alabama Gulf Coast, Another Broken Egg Cafe is taking the region by storm. With the recent debut of its fourth restaurant in Alabama, which opened in Orange Beach in 2014, the award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch chain is quickly becoming a leader in the Gulf Shores dining scene.
Located at 25901 Canal Road in Orange Beach, Another Broken Egg Cafe is owned and operated by brother-and-sister-duo Lacy Galligan and Ray Pynes II. The siblings were first introduced to the brand after falling in love with the Destin, FL restaurant, where they vacationed frequently growing up. When offered the opportunity to invest in their own franchise in 2010, the decision was a no-brainer for the pair, who opened their first location Shreveport, LA. Boasting great success from the start, Galligan and Pynes decided to open their second location in Orange Beach, a popular vacation spot for Shreveport residents.
“Local residents are quickly discovering that our southern-inspired cuisine and vacation-like atmosphere is truly a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Galligan. “Our menu is second-to-none, loaded with fresh ingredients and creative recipes across a wide variety of breakfast classics, memorable brunch dishes and lunchtime favorites. And each location is designed to feel like a casual getaway with a generous side of family, friends and friendly service. Following the success of our Shreveport location and the other cafes in the region, our brand is well suited for Orange Beach because a majority of the visitors come from the same areas.”
Staying true to its New Orleans roots, Another Broken Egg Cafe boasts a menu full of 130 southern-inspired dishes, from popular appetizers such as Biscuit Beignets, Bananas Fosters and Shrimp 'n Grits, to hearty eggs benedicts and savory omelettes with ingredients like Andouille, crawfish, red peppers and tomato hollandaise. Beyond breakfast and brunch favorites, guests can also enjoy a variety of popular lunch offerings ranging from gourmet burgers and crisp Salad Creations, to a‘Healthy Side’ menu with lighter food options. Customers can also belly up to the full-service bar and enjoy house-infused Bloody Marys, Mimosas and other breakfast favorites, along with a rotating list of locally brewed beers and spirits.
Driven by attention to detail - from its French country décor, vintage furnishings and handcrafted ceramic coffee mugs, to its welcoming color scheme themed around rich, hunger inspired reds and yellows infused with splashes of coastal blue accents –the welcoming lifestyle brand offers guests the opportunity to ‘vacation’ in a warm and inviting atmosphere equipped with casual elegance. Each location has its own distinctive symbol on the American made, hand-thrown stoneware design, which is produced in various colors year round and available for purchase at the restaurant as well. The Orange Beach mug features a blue marlin motif for the iconic Blue Marlin Grand Championship the town is celebrated for. Customized for each local restaurant, different mugs not only have encouraged some guests to travel to find other Another Broken Egg Cafe locations, but also carried the brand’s story into new markets.
“Another Broken Egg Cafe is a natural fit for the Alabama Gulf Shore,” said Ray Pynes II.“Having established our roots in the Southeast, from the first cafe to open in Mandeville, Louisiana, it’s amazing to see how far the brand has come. We could not be more excited for the opportunity to continue expanding this innovative concept throughout the region and become the regional standard for quality breakfast, brunch and lunch.”
Currently open in Huntsville, Mountain Brook, Tuscaloosa and Orange Beach, Alabama residents can look forward to additional locations to open Fairhope, Madison, and Birmingham in the coming years. In addition to the award-winning dishes and charming ambiance, local residents are also taking a liking to Another Broken Egg Cafe because of the boost it’s giving to the local economy, with the creation of 25 jobs per location and thousands of dollars generated in build-out costs for area contractors.
While it was founded with humble roots in 1996 in Mandeville, LA, Another Broken Egg Cafe has been “Inspiring Eggs to Excellence” since its inception. A self-described perfectionist obsessed with detail, Founder and CEO, Ron Green, wanted to take eggs to a whole new level in a restaurant experience that was nothing short of flawless. Today, Green’s creation has become the darling of diners as well as restaurant critics across the south and southeast, often with wait times between 45 minutes to an hour and a half. The brand has earned a myriad of awards ranging from NW Florida’s Emerald Coast Magazine’s “Best Breakfast” for eleven consecutive years, to Lafayette’s “Architectural Interior Design Award” to “Best Bloody Mary” in Sandestin, FL.
The Alabama development is part of a larger mission to double the total number of restaurant locations over the next three years. With 44 restaurants throughout 13 states, Another Broken Egg Cafe is on track to reach 100 locations by 2018. Cracking 580,000 eggs per month, the upscale cafe will continue to shine as a leader in this growing restaurant sector, strategically moving into new markets and putting breakfast, brunch and lunch all over the map.