It had been a while since I’d had breakfast at Ruby’s Diner. As a former Ruby’s girl (I waitressed at their Fullerton store all through college) I feel like I’ve tried just about everything that they have on the menu. We’ll just ignore the fact that I’ve been out of college now for tens of years and, of course, they’ve added new things to the menu in that time. I cherish the memories I have working at Ruby’s so when I was invited to check out the Ruby’s Diner new breakfast menu items, that they will possibly be adding to the regular menu I was like, “Kids! Get in the car!”Late last year, Ruby’s invited diners to visit 4 specific locations to try out and vote on new breakfast menu items. 8 new items, were available, along with all the old classics (the cinnamon roll french toast has ALWAYS been my favorite!) to try out. The results are scheduled to be unveiled at the end of the month and I can’t wait to see what was chosen to be added to the classic Ruby’s menu! My kids also love Ruby’s and they were excited to try out some new items too. I had to bribe them to wait until I took pictures of the food to dig in though. Blogger problems. We ordered 3 of the new menu items, some sweet and savory. These delicious orange infused pancakes come topped with orange marmalade and powdered sugar. I’m a fan of marmalade, but my kids didn’t love the bitterness. We ordered this as part of a combo which came with eggs and bacon. The combos are the best because you can get a little sweet and salty which is what I NEED when I eat breakfast out. I think adding a little bit of syrup would have made my kids love these even better. I saw breakfast bowls on the menu and, of course, had to try it out! It’s a genius idea and I’m totally surprised you don’t find them on more breakfast menus. I love a good corned beef hash so I went with the Hash A-Mazing bowl which included 2 eggs, corned beef hash, cheddar and jack cheeses, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, green onion and tater tots! WHAT?! SO good! The crunchy tater tots made this dish for me. This is something I would absolutely order again! But our absolute favorite item was the French Toast Sticks. The one my son is holding above doesn’t look much like a stick, but these were phenomenal! I have a total sweet tooth and these were crazy tasty. They had a nice amount of crunch on the outside while having a tender center. And the mix of cinnamon and sugar was absolute perfection. The order of French Toast Sticks came with a chocolate syrup, regular syrup and clarified butter to dip them in. I preferred the regular syrup but my kids were ALL about the chocolate. We really hope these are part of the Ruby’s Diner new breakfast menu items that will be rolled out to all the stores!
If you are interested in trying out some of these new items, head to theses Ruby’s Diners (until about Jan. 22, 2017):
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
3333 Bear St., Suite 120, South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, CA 92626
24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636Laguna Hills, CA 92653
155 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
49000 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230
The final menu, including the new breakfast items, should be released around Jan. 23, 2017 and will be announced in stores and online! Head to the Ruby’s Diner site to find a restaurant near you!