Mom wants meat!
It is a universally acknowledged truth that a mother on Mother’s Day is in want of a good brunch.
Don’t believe me? Just look at the skyrocketing Google search volume for various breakfast concoctions, or the restaurant servers bracing for the busiest day of the year.
However, not all brunch options are created equal.
To uncover what dish restaurant workers in each state should get ready to serve in mass (or what concoction the brave should stock up to cook for their mom!), Zippia.com hit the data to find every states’ favorite brunch food.
The results? You might should forget the frou-frou Pinterest concoctions, because mom wants some meat for Mother’s Day. South Carolina’s Mother’s Day item of choice – sausage.
An impressive 21 states’ favorite Mother’s Day brunch food is meat.
Sausage is the most popular breakfast meat, beloved by 13 states, followed by bacon with eight states.
Moms in New York get oatmeal for Mother’s Day.
Don’t forget the syrup! Pancakes are a popular choice, favorited by five states.
Only New Hampshire knows waffles are the best.
However, four states do agree that when you add chicken to your waffles they are the best choice.
Just as important as syrup? Alcohol.
Idaho, Maine, Vermont, and Wisconsin moms’ choose Bloody Mary’s, while Montana moms want mimosas.
Odds are good sausage and alcohol will still bring a smile to mom this year and many years to come.
Zippia.com used Google Trends to determine what brunch food each state eats a disproportionate amount of. They defined brunch foods as common breakfast foods and drinks in both search volume and prominence on menus. From there, they determined what food were searched disproportionately higher in each state.
For example, while Wyoming eats all the brunch foods the rest of the country does, the search interest in “Biscuits and gravy” is disproportionately higher than the remaining states - making “Biscuits and gravy” more popular in Wyoming than anywhere else.
Zippia.com made some controversial decisions, including counting orange juice and other liquids as a food. Anyone who has brunched knows sometimes mimosas are the star of the show. Just ask Montana.