First Watch acquires Colorado-based breakfast chain

First Watch is still hungry.

The Bradenton-based breakfast/lunch/brunch chain has acquired The Egg & I chain of 114 units, which also specialize in breakfast.

Terms were not disclosed.

The Egg & I, founded in Colorado in 1987, is the latest in a buying spree by First Watch. In 2014, the chain, majority-owned by the private equity firm Freeman Spogli, acquired 20 restaurants in Arizona called The Good Egg, as well as two Bread and Company units in Nashville, Tennessee.

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