There has been a dispute over the years on the original one of America’s favorite breakfast; Eggs Benedict. One story, according to a 1942 article in The New Yorker, says that Lemuel Benedict invented the dish while looking for a cure for his hangover at the Waldorf Hotel in 1894. Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel at the time, was so impressed by the creation that he permanently added it to the menu.
Other claim to the creation of the dish is credited to Edward P. Montgomery on behalf of commodore E.C. Benedict. Montgomery told the New York Times in 1967 that he received the recipe from his uncle who was a personal friend of Benedict.
No matter who officially created the breakfast staple, Chicago Waffles has perfected the recipe. Stop in for a traditional “Beny” with Canadian bacon and our homemade hollandaise sauce. You can also try all our Eggs Benedict variations including the Florentino with spinach and feta cheese, the Irish with corned beef hash and tomatoes or the “Waffle Beny” that includes pulled pork and our famous waffles.