Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so getting it right matters.


Managers at IHOP, Nick’s Family Restaurant and Pop’s Place all agree that breakfast at their restaurants is a good way to start the day.


“We offer so much for breakfast,” Nick’s Family Restaurant Manager Yildiz Jahja said. “We have the eggs, meats and biscuits and gravy for breakfast. We make everything fresh. We want people to start their day off full. That’s the idea behind making breakfast the best meal.”


At Pop’s Place, the owners have breakfast down to a science.


“We have studied it over the years and it seems that in cold weather, people gravitate more towards the sweet breakfast items like pancakes, French toast and that kind of thing,” Mike “Pop” Lowery said. “During the hot-weather months, people gravitate more towards the savory breakfast items like the egg platter.”


IHOP manager Jason Castle said people like to come to IHOP because the restaurant serves a little bit of everything.


“We have been around for a really long time and people are familiar with us, what we serve, and what we have to offer,” he said. “We have seasoned cooks. We get out the food quickly and we are consistent.”


At IHOP, customers like to mix savory items with sweet items.


“A lot of our savory items come with pancakes, such as our omelets are served with pancakes,” Castle said. “It’s like an entree and dessert.”


One of the goals of Nick’s Family Restaurant, Jahja said, is to make sure that people leave the restaurant feeling good about their experience.


“Someone called us a few days ago and said that they had nothing to eat,” Jahja said. “We sat six people who could not pay. We want people to feel like we are a part of the community not just in the community. We are very family oriented and want people to feel like a family when they walk through the door.”


Lowery believes that people really like the breakfast at Pop’s Place because it is just like “what grandma used to make.”


“It has a really down-home feel to it,” he said. “It reminds you of when you were growing up because we care about our food. We crack every egg. We make sure everything is cooked as it is supposed to be. If we would not eat it, we won’t serve it.”