Trending: Eggspectation breakfast-brunch spot coming to Stanton-Christiana


High Five Hospitality, based in Bear,  plans to jump into the growing restaurant niche that focuses on breakfasts and brunches.

The franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings for Delaware and portions of Maryland earlier  announced  its next addition will Eggspectation, a two-dozen unit Canadian chain, with locations in Maryland.

High Five this week disclosed in a Facebook post that the location will be next to its Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Stanton-Christiana. The new space has never been occupied in the busy area near Delaware Park and the JPMorgan Chase site. The restaurant operator had earlier announced the addition of Eggspectation to its stable of restaurants in a video.

It had been widely reported that Touch of Italy would occupy the location. However, the Sussex County restaurant group bought out an interest in the former Bella Coast restaurant on  Concord Pike in north Wilmington and opened the site under the Touch of Italy name.


The first  Eggspectation  opened in downtown Montreal. It now has about two dozen restaurants in Canada, India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S.

The restaurant offers a broad menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

The Christiana-Stanton area has seen an invasion of breakfast-focused restaurants that include Metro Dinner, which has three locations in New Castle County and First Watch, which opened a restaurant a short distance away from the planned site of Eggspectations. 

High Five, which has expanded its dining offerings beyond BWW, with Stone Ballon Ale House on Main Street and most recently  Limestone Barbecue and Bourbon. The barbecue spot is at  High Five’s former Buffalo Wild Wings location, which closed with the opening of the Stanton-Christiana site. 

Chef Robbie Jester,  who came to High Five with the Stone Balloon acquisition,  has been working on dining concepts for the company. That work included the rollout of Lifestone.

Jester is best known for beating celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a Food Network competition.