Business Spotlight: Broken Yolk Cafe expands across U.S.



The Broken Yolk Cafe is growing from coast to coast, entering the Florida market with 15 new locations planned and also a first Midwest location in Illinois.

“We signed the franchise deal at the end of last year, and our first East Coast opening will be in Carrollwood, a suburb of Tampa, Florida that will open in the spring of 2016,” said Dimitra O’Rourke, director of franchise support. “An Orlando, Florida cafe will open soon afterward as The Broken Yolk Cafe spreads throughout the state. By early summer, The Broken Yolk Cafe will open its first restaurant in Plainview, a suburb of Chicago.”

Well-known for its ample breakfast and lunch servings, The Broken Yolk Cafe, will also launch a new catering menu in the spring. Marketing director Lisa Erickson and O'Rourke will team together to manage this new venture for the company.

“The catering industry is growing and many customers, as well as businesses, have a need for food for luncheons, meetings and events, so it makes sense for The Broken Yolk Café — with our diverse menu options — to fulfill those needs with breakfast and lunch options,” Erickson said. “That includes large platters of sandwiches, salads and fruit for large groups and custom breakfast or lunch boxes for smaller groups.”

The Broken Yolk Cafe’s catering selections will be drawn from their abundant menu of entree choices. Breakfast burritos, bagel sandwiches, buffet-style breakfasts to lunch options like a Veggie Wrap, Southwestern Chicken Wrap or sandwiches.

Founded in 1979, The Broken Yolk Café started in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Now the Broken Yolk Café serves breakfast and lunch from its 17 locations throughout Southern California and also Arizona and Bakersfield.

The Broken Yolk Café location closest to La Jolla is at 1851 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach; open daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (858) 270-9655. For more locations and a view of the menu, visit

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