I am a “road warrior” (such a cheesy term), living the majority of my work week on the road; sleeping in hotel rooms, traveling to and from home via an airplane and driving rental cars each week. In the 15 years I have traveled for work, I have my opinions on the best airlines, rental car companies, hotel providers and in turn the breakfast options that are served.
For the most part, hotels like Hampton Inn offer a mix of breakfast bar options that are both hot and cold. Very little of what is offered can be considered good and far from being called gourmet. Most mornings I will opt for some poorly brewed coffee and maybe a bowl of raisin bran and a banana if available.
The exception to my standard selection at a hotel breakfast bar is when I am staying at a Hampton Inn and they are serving their Bagel Toppers. I love them, never tire of them and eat more of them then I should. I would never consider purchasing a similar product in the frozen section of the grocery store to eat at home, but when on the road, I am sadly addicted to them.
So what is a Hampton Inn Bagel Topper? It is a half of a fake bagel topped with precooked scrambled eggs, cooked diced bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. The staff at the hotel heat these frozen breakfast delicacies and then serve them in warming pans at breakfast. Usually there are packets of mild picante (salsa) sauce available and I slather a packet or two of picante on top of each Bagel Topper. As mentioned, I eat more of them then I should and in the picture embedded in this post, there is evidence that I ate at least three that morning.
An on-line search using the combined phrases “hampton inn” “bagel toppers” generated 144 results. Based upon what I read, they are distributed by Sysco, but manufactured by Better Foods Baked Inc.. If you are not staying at a Hampton Inn that is serving Bagel Toppers that morning, you may be able to find them in the frozen section of the grocery store.