Small Bites

Less than three months after the first Brigs opened, we received our first glowing review! Now, there are dozens of websites with reviews. Here are just a few of the nice things folks have printed or broadcast about Brigs over the years.


“We all know that well-made eggs benny is the true hero of breakfast. So in celebration of eggs benedict of every variety, we’re dishing out five of our favorite spots topped with hollandaise. Dig in and eat up!”

“Egg-cellent Benedicts “
The Local Yelp – NC Triangle 02/07/18

“The menu here can be overwhelming; Brigs has a delicious selection of avocado toast (a millennial’s dream, or at least this millennial’s dream), omelets, benedicts, and more.”

“4 Best Brunch Spots {to Fight the Hangover} in Raleigh”
Have A Night – by Taylor Steffey 11/29/17

“Brigs Restaurant serves all day breakfast through a variety of Benedicts, omelets, salads, sandwiches, and scrambled egg options all at your fingertips. Brigs is known for generous portions, friendly staff, and delicious food options to choose from… You are sure to find something new every visit, the restaurant creates a brand-new omelet, Benedict, sandwich, and griddle special every single month.”

“The 10 Best Brunch Spots in North Carolina”
Best Things North Carolina – by Anna Glazebrook 10/27/17

“The line was wrapped around the building! A line wrapped around the building, for breakfast? Oh, this better be good! Well, it was better than good. It was AMAZING!!!”

“Breakfast at Brigs (eats)”
The TELL Life – blog by Danielle Curtis 07/10/16

“Here’s our favorite brunch spots throughout the Carolinas: Raleigh… Brigs, Raleigh, NC (5 locations in the Triangle area) – Brigs Restaurants are known for their “eggs-traordinary” breakfast and brunch menu… Brigs gets creative with unique monthly specials that are offered in addition to their regular menu.”

“Let’s do brunch”
Everything and the kitchen sink – blog by Allen Tate 06/24/16

“Brigs Restaurants, which has five locations in Raleigh and the surrounding areas, is known for its award-winning benedicts. The dish is served on a toasted English muffin, topped with two poached, fresh eggs and Hollandaise sauce. Specialty toppings range from blue crab and steamed shrimp (Coastal Benedict) to creamed spinach and feta cheese (Florentine Benedict)… Another Brigs specialty is golden waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries.”

“5 food experiences to have in Raleigh, NC before you die”
Matador Network – Kerra Bolton 07/22/16

“Since 1988, Brigs Great Beginnings Restaurant has served award-winning breakfasts, salads, and sandwiches in a comfortable atmosphere. To keep customers coming back for more, the restaurant constantly updates its style. Each week, there is a new omelet. Diners can taste a new Benedict, sandwich, and/or griddle every month. For visitors who prefer salads and sandwiches, Brigs Great Beginnings Restaurant creates new salads and sandwiches every one to two weeks. Regular or new diners can suggest ideas for the menu, as the staff is always happy to try new culinary experiences.”

“The 5 Best Brunch and Late Breakfast Spots in Downtown Raleigh”
The Culture Trip – Shay Lee 12/29/15

“If you’ve spent any time at all in the Raleigh-Durham area, you know Brigs as the place with the extensive menu and seasonal specials like August’s blackberry pancakes. This is the stack ‘em-high, never-leave-hungry kind of place reminiscent of the diners of the past. There are five area locations; only the Raleigh one is open past mid-afternoon, so don’t dawdle!”

“Best Breakfast”
WRAL.com: Our Five Faves – Jodi Leese Glusco 08/27/15

“Brigs is locally-owned, super-casual and serves breakfast all day and egg scrambles to die for. Service is fast and efficient, prices are good and we have never been disappointed. The big egg plates of our diner memories live on!”

“Guide to Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Cary”
Cary Citizen – Lindsey Chester 08/15/15

“Brigs is a full menu restaurant but Breakfast is its specialty….. all manner of wonderful omelettes, scrambles, benedicts, et al ad infinitum. And a broccoli salad to die for.”

“Breakfast with Sean Connery”
Bobby Lee Says – blog by Bob Lee 07/04/15

“Brigs, it is awesome. Get yourself the count… unbelievable! I love it. I’ve had their French Toast. It’s awesome. Excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch food. All their food is great.”

“Episode 31″
EatingIt – podcast by Andy Forrester and David Tobey 05/20/15

“A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month’s edition shines the spotlight on home-grown restaurant chains…

In a nutshell: Hearty breakfast specialists also serve sandwiches and salads for lunch.”

“Cheap Eats”
News & Observer – Greg Cox 02/27/15

“It’s one of our favorite places to go for breakfast. Brigs Restaurants have been around for some twenty-plus years and with good reason. Great service and good food are always a win-win for foodies…”

“Brigs Restaurant”
EAT! EAT! GOOD! – Me and Big Daddy (blog) 04/24/15

In Triangle Business Journal’s Battle of the Brands, Brigs Restaurants lost to The Pit. But, so did Angus Barn and finally NCSU Wolfpack. We don’t feel so badly now.

“Battle of the Brands”
Triangle Business Journal11/21/14

“For those who enjoy a good brunch as much as a fancy dinner, Raleigh and Cary have plenty of establishments offering superlative experiences before midday… According to Cary Magazine, you’ll find the best breakfast or brunch at Brigs Restaurant. A chain, the casual eatery has locations around North Carolina”

“Travel Tips”
USAToday.com 08/18/14

“One of the best breakfast spots in the area, this is a great and affordable place to take the family for brunch.”

“Best Easter Brunch”
WRAL.com: Our Five Faves – Kathy Hanrahan 04/07/14

Of all the restaurants in Wake Forest, WRAL picked Brigs of Wake Forest as one of their top five favorites, adding “Their breakfast and brunch offerings are absolutely delicious. The pancakes are has big as medium-sized pizza! Great breakfast skillet options too… we recommend making a special breakfast or lunch date there.”

“Five Best Restaurants in Wake Forest”
WRAL.com: Our Five Faves – Kathy Hanrahan 01/27/14

“I was looking for a casual Sunday brunch spot, and this restaurant seemed to have a lot of good options. I ordered strawberry pancakes and my friend ordered French toast. He finished it all before I could try it – so it must have been good! – and my pancakes were also good.”

“Five Brunch Spots in Raleigh”
Eat It, North Carolina – Haley Sklut 12/29/2013

“… That this sheer number of suggestions at Brigs can getting overwhelming, but it is usually that ability to customize that meal that makes the restaurant a can’t miss for great comfort food.”

“Brigs Restaurants”
Picking Out Real-World Plans Of Restaurant Menus – Conrad Patton 6/13/2013

“…The local edition of the BRIGS RESTAURANTS franchise… sits at the end of Park West Crossing Shopping Center. Open for breakfast and lunch only, the restaurant has been serving and inventive selection of pancakes, skillets and scrambles for 22 years. May I suggest a Sunday Brigs brunch as your next hangover cure?”

“South Durham Unchained”
Eats (by Independent Weekly) – Victoria Douloubasis 6/6/2013

“If you’re going to be spending this Mother’s Day in Raleigh, you might be looking for somewhere to take your mom out to brunch. If you’re looking for one of the best, then check out the Brigs Restaurant… Brigs boasts some of the best breakfast and brunch found around Raleigh. You name it, Brigs has it.”

“Celebrate Mother’s Day in Raleigh at Brigs Restaurant”
The Exchange at Brier Creek – ebcmgt 4/8/2013

“Mother’s Day falls on May 12 for 2013, so why not start planning early? Brigs Restaurant is a great place to take your beloved mother on this special day.”

“Treat your mother to brunch at Brigs Restaurant and start the day off on a pleasant note by indulging in delicious menu items here. This restaurant is known for serving the ‘best brunch in the Triangle’. Even fussy eaters will find something on the menu that appeals to them, and there are plenty of beverages to wash down your food.”

“Take Mom Out to Brunch for Mother’s Day in Apex”
Lake Cameron guide 4/2/2013

“Brigs restaurants… a small chain of restaurants in the Triangle area of North Carolina that have a well-deserved reputation for good food and service… Service is good although massive crowds seem to be the rule on weekends. Prices are also reasonable.”

“#BRIGSRESTAURANT”
THE FRONTLINE – Blogging the Post-Modern South 3/4/2013

“If you’ve spent any time at all in the Raleigh-Durham area, you know Brigs as the place with the extensive menu and seasonal specials like August’s blackberry pancakes. This is the stack ‘em-high, never-leave-hungry kind of place reminiscent of the diners of the past. There are five area locations; only the Raleigh one is open past mid-afternoon, so don’t dawdle!”

“Best Breakfast”
WRAL.com: Our Five Faves – Jodi Leese Glusco 09/05/12

In their advice blog to tenants… “With breakfast consistently ranked at the top of locals and the presses’ best breakfast, Brigs Restaurant continues to elevate everyone in town’s game. Come in for their Sunday brunch and you will not be disappointed.”

“Raleigh’s Best Breakfast Spots”
Discover Alexan North Hills – gfishaw 6/30/2012

“Delish. Not only was the food incredible, the people around us were amiable, and the portions were…. American-sized.”

“Brunch at Brigs!… or should I say, Brig’s? “
The Lost Locavor – Brig (yes, her name is Brig) 10/16/2011

“Best of all, at Brigs the full menu is available anytime!”

“Best Places for Breakfast in Durham”
Lodge at Southpoint – vkinney 8/8/2011

“Another good American restaurant is family friendly Brigs Great Beginnings. It has the area’s best breakfast menu, from which you can order all day, as well as great sandwiches and meals for the little ones, too.”

“Variety of Great Dining Available in Raleigh, North Carolina”
Classic Dining – Admin 2/16/2011

“This examiner has been frequenting Brigs since 2001, enjoying not only their food, but their friendly customer service.”

Examiner.com – Paula Quinene 1/30/2011

“They have an extensive breakfast menu which they serve all day and a fairly good selection of lunch options… and they could please all of our varied tastes. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we’ve found a new breakfast spot that we’ll definitely come back to!”

“Brigs Restaurant”
The Stir Crazy Mom’s Guide to Durham 12/5/2010

“But there is this local chain called Brigs, that until recently, we’d never tried. Brigs has five Triangle locations, including one less than 5 minutes from home. So… here’s the verdict on Brigs… It surpassed my expectations, especially in terms of value.”

“Brigs”
Chris Allen’s Spectacularly Mediocre Blog – Chris Allen 8/24/2010

“The quality of food is much better [than IHOP]. I’m glad we found this place, I think we’ll be coming here for our brunches from now on.”

Magie’s Noms (restaurant blog) – Magie 5/1/2010

“We always go out to eat more when company is in town… Ok I have to admit that we go to Brigs a lot. They have the best breakfast (that I know of) in the Triangle. They make a mean benedict in several varieties, and their home fries are crave worthy. This weekend I tried the French toast and it was sooooo good. They also have really good coffee “

“Humble Pie and Gravy and Brigs, Oh, My!”
Casey on Humzoo (blog) – Casey 3/14/2010

“Brigs Restaurant still serves up the best breakfast, holding true to its promise: “The ultimate brunch and a whole lot more.” Weekday breakfast specials suit the budget-conscious, and rotating seasonal offerings ensure patrons can always find something new to try.”

Cary Magazine – Tara Croft January 2010

Food: 4 Stars . Service: 4 Stars . Atmosphere: 4 Stars . Risk/Reward: 4 Stars

“Every time I eat at Brigs I want to try something else”

Eat2WinRaleigh.com 5/1/2009

“Brigs at the Park… is a popular lunch spot during the week and is packed with area residents on Saturday and Sunday mornings. They’re known for constantly changing the menu with a variety of creative specials.”

Durham Magazine – Kristyn Kisek Lewis April 2008

“When it comes to purveyors of premium breakfast food, most people around here consider Brigs the creme de le creme. And for good reason.”

Cary Magazine “Best Bargain Eats in Western Wake” March 2008

“… a mouth-watering experience; there were omeleets, pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, and many other delicious creations. The meal was extremely satisfying and filling.”

The Crusader – Jennifer Beichner 10/19/2007

4 out of 5 stars

“… Service was quick, food was bountiful and very reasonable, and the only thing that stopped us from eating more was being crazy full.”

deMandy.com – Mandy 9/26/2007

“You can’t beat Brigs in Cary. Everything from the pancakes to the waffles to the omelets are awesome. Plus the service is very good.”

WRAL – Bill Leslie 12/12/2006

Specializing in gourmet omelets and golden hot cakes, this eatery raises the bar on breakfast food. A Triangle mainstay, the name “Brigs” is synonymous with “breakfast.” Everyone from business execs to busy moms stop by for deliciously unique omelets …”

CitySearch – contributing editor 7/31/2006

“Quality should be the restaurants’ middle name. The taste shows the great care that is given in every single item that is served.”

The Chatham News – Milburn Gibbs 5/20/2004

“At Brigs Restaurant the food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the service is great; it’s just the choices that are hard to make.”

Cary Living – Kate Turgeon May 2004

“David and Susan Brigham founded Brigs Restaurants with a purpose – serving Raleigh something beyond the ordinary breakfast. Fifteen years later, they’re still delivering on that promise.”

SyscoToday “Sunny Side Up” July 2003

“The atmosphere is comfortable, the selection is wide, and the omelets are excellent.”

Cary News “Cary Today” 7/24/2003

“Affordable Quality – The restaurants are known for their family atmosphere and high quality comfort foods…”

Triangle Pointer – Carol Douglas June 2003

“Your tummy will thank you”

DigitalCity.com 2001

“Best Kept Secrets – Brigs… Most kid menus assume a total lack of discernment on the part of children. An exception to this is Brigs.”

News & Observer – Maureen Duffin-Ward 10/6/2000

“With…careful management and emphasis on high quality ingredients…”

Sunbelt Foodservice “All About Eats” August 1996

“This is not a penny-pinching bunch as the taste of the food will attest.”

Chatham News – Milburn Gibbs 8/1/1996

“When conditions are right, customers will line up out the door to sit at someone else’s breakfast table…Take Brigs for example…with an emphasis on quality over price.”

Restaurants & Institutions – Brent Frei 6/15/1996

“The menu is varied, prices are moderate, presentation is artistic, and the servings are kingly!”

Chatham Chronicle – Mary Insprucker 3/15/95

“Eggsellent! Eggseptional! Eggstraordinary!”

North Raleigh Living September 1994

“Food: 3 Forks, Service: 3 Forks”

WRAL-TV 5:30 News “Dahlin’s Cuisine” – Susan Dahlin 8/12/1994

“No matter which location you choose, or what time of day you decide to go, Brigs will offer you great food, service, and atmosphere at an affordable price. You just have to try it.”

Triangle Business Leader – K.S. 8-1-1991

“The meals are exceptionally attractive, generous servings and affordable prices.”

North Carolina Beacon – R.T. Cornwallis 4/18/1991

“Credit the Brigs gang with originality and a strict sense of quality.”

Spectator Magazine – Fred Benton 3/28/1991

“Mind you, this isn’t your average two-eggs overeasy breakfast.”

News & Observer – Marilyn Spencer 2/23/90