Businesses Partner to Benefit Food Bank with Egg Deliveries

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy is teaming up with Shamrock Farms in April to raise funds (and eggs!) for United Food Bank for the third annual ‘Dollars for a Dozen’ fundraiser. Read more


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An EGG-cellent Way to Help Feed the Hungry

Two local “EGG-centric” organizations – Over Easy and Hickman’s Family Farms — are once again teaming up to help raise funds and eggs for United Food Bank. Last year the promotion raised $11,512 and 5,756 dozen eggs! This year’s goal is $20,000 and 10,000 dozen eggs!

United Food Bank has provided hunger relief to people in the East Valley and eastern Arizona since 1983. As a Feeding America member food bank, United Food Bank collects, acquires, stores, and distributes food to 150 partner agencies and programs in five counties.

Throughout the month of April, whenever you dine at one of the 11 Over Easy Arizona restaurant locations, you’ll see a prompt when paying your bill asking if you would like to make a donation to United Food Bank. When a patron makes a donation, Over Easy will match it DOLLAR for DOLLAR! So, whether you are craving Banana French Toast and Bloody Marys with friends or a Protein Waffle before the gym, you’ll be helping United Food Bank.

Plus, for each donation, Hickman’s Family Farms will deliver one dozen eggs to United Food Bank. So, for example, if a patron donates a dollar, United Food Bank will receive $2 and a dozen eggs! For 78 years, Hickman’s Family Farms has been supplying fresh, safe, affordable, and responsibly produced fresh eggs and related products.

All eleven Over Easy Arizona locations are taking part. For a location near you visit eatatovereasy.com.

“We so value our partnership with Over Easy and Hickman’s Family Farms,” stated United Food Bank CEO Dave Richins. “Their commitment is so important to helping us feed people throughout our service area of the East Valley and Eastern Arizona.”

United Food Bank has provided hunger relief to people in the East Valley and eastern Arizona since 1983. As a Feeding America member food bank, we collect, acquire, store, and distribute food to over 145 partner agencies in five counties. Last year, United Food Bank distributed more than 22.7 million pounds of food, nearly 50,000 meals per day. We depend on 56,000 volunteer hours annually to accomplish this work. Find out more about us at unitedfoodbank.org or on social at @unitedfoodbank.


Breakfast restaurant expands to Scottsdale, Chandler

By   – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Over Easy, a Scottsdale-based breakfast-brunch-lunch concept, has just opened a new Valley location with another set to open later in November.

This week, Over Easy opened its sixth Valley location at a site in downtown Chandler in the Overstreet complex on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.

Closer to Thanksgiving, another Over Easy restaurant will open in north Scottsdale at the Ancala Village Shopping Center on Via Linda and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

Over Easy owners also plan to expand its presence in the Valley even more in 2020 with new locations coming to Mesa, Queen Creek and the West Valley. There is already an Over Easy restaurant in Flagstaff, and there are plans to add one in Tucson next year as well.

Founded in 2008, Over Easy has been featured on The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Its menu includes breakfast and lunch fare including chicken fried steak and banana nut French toast.

Over Easy also has restaurants in Washington state and Florida.


Restaurant of the Week: Over Easy

On our recent visit to Flagstaff, we had the opportunity to check out Over Easy, a breakfast restaurant that has been featured on the Food Network and has been recognized as one one of America’s best breakfast and brunch restaurants by Travel + Leisure.

While Over Easy is a franchise concept, restaurant group Plated Projects owns the Over Easy location in Flagstaff, as well as 3 locations in the Valley. Plated Projects has a variety of other concepts and was founded by childhood friends, Ryan and Jared Field, Brian Terpay, and Tim Pacatte, who are natives to Arizona.

Over Easy is bright and welcoming – that’s how we would describe both the decor and the staff. The staff we met at the Flagstaff location were bubbly, friendly and attentive.

While the decor and service stands out, the real star is the food itself. Over Easy serves all of your basic favorites, in addition to some elevated, more decadent classics.


Several Over Easy dishes have been featured on TV, so there is a whole section of the menu calling out those super stars. This list includes the Waffle Dogs, Chicken & Waffles, Ham Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Nut Banana French Toast.

Some other menu items we think are worthy of noting is the selection of Avocado Toast, Chilaquiles, Green Chile Pork & Grits and the Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits with Country Gravy.


If you’re looking for something healthy, they have a Fit Chicken dish and a Protein Bowl. They also serve omelets, burgers and sandwiches.


Every location is opens until 2pm daily.

For the complete menu and list of locations, visit eatatovereasy.com.


Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

We have all heard the old saying. Many just think it was a wives’ tale to get children into healthy eating habits. However, it truly is a very vital part of the human body’s function. Breakfast – literally meaning breaking the fast. The body does a lot of work overnight. Obviously, we are not eating while we are asleep (with a few exceptions!), but our bodies are doing most of the breaking down and digesting of the food we have eaten throughout the day. Eating in the morning provides the body with the refueling it needs throughout the day, including the brain. There have been many scientific studies that have proven the brain functions at a much higher rate if breakfast is eaten as opposed to skipped. Eating within two hours of waking restores vital glucose and carbohydrate levels needed for healthy brain function. This helps with improving memory and concentration levels which goes a long way in helping young students perform better in school, and their adult counterparts at their jobs! Besides the brain, eating in the morning is important for the rest of the body’s performance as well. Eating provides the nutrients your body needs, but is also very important for your body’s metabolism to operate at its highest level. This means, eating breakfast can actually help facilitate weight loss! So remember, breakfast is THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY! So why not #eatatovereasy and get your day started off right with an avocado toast, Wolf Pack or Loko Moko?



Over Easy Part of N. Phoenix Restaurant Revival

Over Easy Paradise Valley has been a part of a restaurant revival in the area around the intersection of Tatum & Shea Boulevards. An article in  the Chamber Business News talks about how neighborhood restaurant concepts like Over Easy are turning the fading commercial corridor into an emerging foodie destination.

The article quotes Phoenix Councilwoman Debra Stark about the important role restaurants have to the community:

 “The surrounding neighborhoods now have so many choices for dining. I believe that the neighborhoods will continue to see only positive growth and investment that will directly benefit them.” – Councilwoman Debra Stark


Read the full article here.

Are you interested in bringing an Over Easy franchise to your community? Let us know on our Franchise Page.


Game Day Catering

Chef Aaron May knows a thing or two about cooking for a football watch party. In addition to cooking at tailgaters of all sizes, the founder and Executive Chef of Over Easy once prepared food for 2,500 people at an official Super Bowl players pre-game tailgater.

May says whether you are feeding family or professional athletes, everyone appreciates a bountiful selection of food.

“Something about tailgating, and brunch in general, unleashes a desire for variety in food choices.” – Chef Aaron May

A burrito bar is a simple way to create an impressive buffet with options for everyone. With burritos, it’s easy to have lots of different salsas, cheeses and types of tortillas. The more you have, the better it will set up!

May says start with flavors and textures. Have a mix of proteins, starches and veggies. Add contrast with raw and cooked veggies. Acids, like citrus, and marinades let complimentary flavors balance out.

Traditional Breakfast Burrito: The Over Easy Breakfast Burrito is a favorite go-to, rolling eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns and pico de gallo and cheese into an easy-to-eat flour tortilla.

May’s pro tip for keeping eggs fresh is to whip some sour cream into soft scrambled eggs when they come off the heat. It adds a nice flavor and keeps them from oxidizing and developing that sulfur taste.

For other burrito variations try a Green Chile Pork Breakfast Burrito or a Roasted Veggie Burrito. The key, says May, is to prep everything ahead of time: green chile pork can stay warm in a crock pot, crispy bacon can sit out and be delicious while you’re making eggs. Finish off the buffet with some fresh lime wedges, picked cilantro, smashed avocado and a tray of all different hot sauces. It will be the first touchdown of the day.

If preparing your own Burrito Bar isn’t in your game plan, Over Easy Catering can help. 

Visit our Catering page for menu ideas and a link to contact your local Over Easy for a quote.


Eggs Benedict on Fox 10 Arizona

Over Easy celebrated National Eggs Benedict Day by sharing three special benedicts with Fox 10 Arizona. If you’re poaching eggs at home for eggs Benedict,add a little vinegar to the water, then stir before dropping the egg in. The vortex helps keep it together.


Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives at Over Easy

Guy Fieri made a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives stop at Over Easy where he cooked up some of our favorites with Chef Aaron May.