Newest The Egg & I Restaurant Opening July 2, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM

Denver-based The Egg & I Restaurants announces the opening of its 60th restaurant on Monday, July 2nd.  The restaurant opens at 6:00 a.m. and is located at 6909 Menaul Blvd. on the northeast corner of Menaul Blvd. and Louisiana.

On July 1st, the restaurant will donate 100% of all proceeds from its private, pre-opening training day to the Albuquerque Reads Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting kindergarten students who are in the first phase of literacy acquisition.  “Every donation made to the Reads Program allows us to serve more children.  Reading helps overcome poverty.  The more educated our future generation is, the better the quality of their lives. We are so honored to have the support of The Egg & I Restaurant of Albuquerque,” said Beth Hemmerich, Director of Reads.

“We are all very excited about this event and about our new restaurant opening. The Albuquerque community has already welcomed us with open arms, and we can’t wait to become more involved in our new community and make new friends,” said Jessica Tafoya, Franchise Owner of the newest The Egg & I Restaurant. “We are also very pleased our restaurant is creating 35 new jobs in Albuquerque.”

“The opening of our 60th location is a significant accomplishment for all of us at The Egg & I Restaurants. I want to thank our entire team for their dedication and tireless efforts to ensure we deliver an exceptional guest experience every day in every restaurant,” commented Bill Baumhauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E&I Holdings, Inc., parent company of The Egg & I Restaurants.  “We are excited to be opening new restaurants and bringing our award-winning breakfast and lunch entrees to the Albuquerque community.”

The Egg & I Restaurants, headquartered in Centennial, CO, opened its first restaurant in Ft. Collins, CO in 1987. With Albuquerque’s opening there will be 60 company and franchise restaurants operating in 15 states throughout the U.S. The Egg & I Restaurants are casual, full-service, breakfast and lunch restaurants open Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on weekends).  Arabica premium high grown coffees, 100% pure-squeezed orange juice, generous portions and creative menu items all combine to make a meal at The Egg & I delicious and memorable.  Frittatas, omelettes, whole wheat pancakes, waffles and many delicious “non-egg” and “Smarter Choice” items make up the extensive breakfast and brunch menu.  Lunch choices include chef-inspired sandwiches, generous salads and freshly-prepared, homemade soups. Private meeting rooms are available at most locations. The Egg & I Restaurant was recently named for the second year in a row to Technomic’s The Future 50 listing, its annual ranking of the fastest-growing concepts between $25 million and $50 million in sales. For further information, visit

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Jan Barnett
The Egg & I Restaurants
Director of Marketing
Office:  (303) 768-8883
Cell:    (720) 280-6743