New Restaurant Serves Cereal All Day
New Cafe featuring flakes and O's could be latest option for healthy fast-food fare.
Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario
A restaurant that serves nothing but cereal? It may sound like a scheme from a Seinfeld episode, but the concept is now a reality -- a cereality, that is. Diners at the Cereality Cereal Bar and Cafe in Philadelphia can feast on their favorite flakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As if ordering a sundae at an ice cream parlor, patrons choose from more than 30 brand-name cereals and a multitude of tempting toppings, including fruit, nuts, cookies, and candy. Pajama-clad "cereologists" prepare the custom blends in a homey kitchen setting.
Nutritious Fast Food?
Co-founders David Roth and Rick Bacher opened the original Cereality, a kiosk in Arizona State University's student union, in 2003. The Philadelphia location, across from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, is the first to offer seating. "I was really looking at creating a fast-food concept that would be the healthiest option in the marketplace," Roth tells WebMD. "We want to be known for getting people to enjoy cereal in new and healthy and innovative ways."
Those innovative ways include the Devil Made Me Do It, a concoction of Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms topped with chocolate-milk-flavor crystals and malt balls. "At Cereality, you can be as healthy or as indulgent as you want to be," spokeswoman Lisa Kovitz explains. She says the most popular cold cereal blend is actually the more nutritious Life Experience -- Life cereal topped with almonds, bananas, and a drizzle of honey.