Irish hotel guests are watching their waistlines and shunning the traditional fry-up in favour of a healthier continental breakfast, according to new figures released by Jurys Inn.
The hotel group, which has 29 hotels across Ireland and the UK, analysed the 1m breakfasts they have served up so far this year for the study.
The figures show that British guests are eating almost twice as many fried foods as their Irish counterparts, while guests in Ireland are eating five times more muesli and bran flakes and topping this off with 25,000 pots of probiotic yoghurt and 15,000 pieces of fruit.
The health conscious Irish are also steering clear of white bread, eating just 3,640 slices per week compared to over 5,800 slices of brown bread. Meanwhile, we are also eating 3,500 bananas, the most of any type of fruit on offer at Jurys.
Meanwhile, orange juice remains a morning staple, with the Jurys Inn’s Irish hotels pouring an average of 110 litres per week.
When it comes to the full Irish breakfast, in the first six months of this year the Irish have eaten 198,000 sausages, 318,000 rashers, 97,000 hash browns and 199,000 eggs.