If there's one thing fathers and kids seem sure of when it comes to Mother's Day, it's that moms everywhere want breakfast in bed. But according to a recent Zagat survey they're so wrong—so very, very wrong.
While many of us might be looking forward to breakfast in bed, we're apparently part of the small minority. Zagat surveyed 1,000 people in the U.S., 74 percent of whom were moms, and asked them about their plans for Mother's Day. Just four percent (four!) of moms say they want breakfast in bed—that's it!
While breakfast in bed is apparently not a treat for everyone, we have to admit that these results surprised us. And given that Zagat is a restaurant rating guide, we should probably take the results of their survey with a grain of salt.
So what does Mom want this Mother's Day? Brunch. Of those polled, 53 percent of moms said they wanted to go out for a family meal on Mom's Day, with 39 percent saying brunch was their preferred meal. And even though moms are apparently ditching the classic activities (like breakfast in bed), they still prefer traditional brunch foods like Eggs Benedict, omelettes, and avocado toast.
If you think brunch is too much of a hassle, you're not alone. Among those surveyed, many cited loud, live music, communal tables, and restaurants that don't take reservations as their biggest pet peeves. That's why we prefer getting an early start and enjoying a meal without the crowd.
Because Mother's Day is ultimately a celebration of Mom, the decision about breakfast in bed should really be left up to her. Even though we might enjoy a homemade meal—scratch that, we would definitely accept breakfast in bed—if you decide you want to go out, speak up! Your family will just have to do as they're told.
What's your pick for a happy Mother's Day—breakfast in bed? A meal out in style? Anything that involves family, or an entire day to yourself? Whatever it is, we hear you, Mom.