First Watch

Summer is just around the corner — celebrate with the new seasonal menu at First Watch! Dedicated to featuring fresh seasonal produce from local growers whenever possible, First Watch is always coming up with exciting new ways to combine healthy and delicious for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Their brand new menu items sure to please along with the tried and true—but wholly inventive—creations that First Watch offers everyday.

Enjoy the sunniest time of year with their refreshing Watermelon Wake-up. A true sip of summer, this juice is a refreshing blend of watermelon, pineapple, lime and mint.

Get the day, and the season, off to a great start with their mouthwatering Barbacoa Breakfast Tacos. Three wheat-corn tortillas with seasoned braised beef Barbacoa, scrambled cage-free eggs, scallions, melted Cheddar and Monterey Jack, chive cream, Cotija cheese, pico de gallo and fresh avocado with a side of black beans. Or try the Elote Mexican Street Corn Hash, featuring two cage-free eggs atop seasoned potatoes, summer sweet corn and chorizo. Topped with fresh sliced avocado, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle crema and scallions. Served with fresh lime and warm wheat-corn blend tortillas.

Indulge in a Big Easy-style breakfast or brunch with their Bananas Foster French Toast: flaky hand-braided Challah bread dipped in their housemade custard and topped with fresh bananas, pecans, caramel sauce and powdered cinnamon sugar. Pair it with First Watch’s famous Million Dollar Bacon that’s baked with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle.

If you’re into counting calories or pinching pennies, you’ll be all about the Tri-Athlete, which crosses the finish line under ten dollars and only 550 calories! This champion’s breakfast gets you an egg white omelet with house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and green chilies; and it comes with housemade pico de gallo, whole grain artisan toast, all-natural house preserves and fresh fruit.

But that’s just a taste of what First Watch has to offer. Corporate Chef Shane Schaibly has his finger on the pulse of the industry, and is always keeping things fun and fresh, farm to fork. And if you’re into brunching, First Watch has got you covered. Give their French Toast a try, and you’ll see that Chef Schaibly and the First Watch crew definitely have your taste buds in mind with their custard-dipped, thick-cut brioche bread topped with whipped butter and powered cinnamon sugar. Or indulge in the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, which, in addition to their humongous size, get fresh, whipped ricotta cheese added to their multigrain batter, and are topped with marinated berries and creamy lemon curd. Talk about fresh! Everything here is made from scratch, in house, from their French Toast batter and baked goods to veggies sliced and juices squeezed Fresh. Every. Day.

It wasn’t all that long ago that there were no First Watch locations in Northwest Arkansas. But then came Fayetteville and Rogers. And now, there is a third location in Bentonville. Amanda Lehmann, Director of Operations for the First Watch locations (two in Springfield, one in Joplin, one in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; and now three in Northwest Arkansas), came to the company two years ago “from what you know as Panera,” she says. The hard-working woman in the chef coat can be found cooking, hosting and guiding her staff in best practices at any time in her numerous locations. “Serving people is the best part about working for First Watch,” Amanda notes. “I love being in customer service, and having the fresh food focus just feels right. It feels good to me.”

Project Sunrise Coffee is always in season

First Watch has established strong roots in healthy harvesting, fresh food and compassion for community, having both the desire to provide the best quality ingredients to its customers, and the passion for helping those less fortunate. That’s what led the First Watch team to to the heart of Colombia, where they met the Mujeres en Café, and created a First Watch exclusive: Project Sunrise coffee. The First Watch team visits and learns from that community, and gives back in ways like improving their schools and investing in their future; and they get some of the world’s best coffee in return — to give to you! “Better Coffee. Better World.” That’s the Project Sunrise promise. With each visit to a First Watch restaurant, you’ll be greeted with a smile and a whole pot of their premium roast to start your day off right.

Brunch in the Sun

Don’t forget you can take your summer brunch by the pool or in the park with pickup or delivery. With so much feel-good freshness; First Watch is your go-to for the greatest breakfast, brunch and lunch in town. Celebrate summer with a a fresh seasonal meal experience like no other!


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