Over 500 million breakfast sandwiches were consumed by Canadians at various food chains in 2016 alone.
It’s a sign of the times. In this “go-go-go” world where we’re always on the run, a handheld version of the traditional “big breakfast” seems to be the more convenient choice compared to the old-fashioned tradition of sitting down for a bowl of cereal in the morning.
The breakfast sandwich itself isn’t a recent invention. The first recipes date back all the way to civil war times. Today you see it as a convenient food on your morning commute. In the 1800s it was seen as a convenient food as pioneers expanded westward into the US.