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I need your help.

I manage a independent senior housing community 55+ for which we offer a free continental breakfast 5 days a week. When we opened 3 years ago it was pretty amazing, but the cost got out of control and we are now offering coffee, tea, cold and hot cereals and sweets.

I am not sure if it is possible to do, but I have a budget of $500 per month for food items, coffee / tea is on its own budget. So, $500 for breakfast food. We serve about 30 to 40 people a day, Monday through Friday. Is it possible to provide an EASY to prepare continental breakfast with that budget and head count?

We have a nice kitchen, storage, but want something fast to prepare, but is not just a pile of donuts. I am not a cook, just trying to find something better than pastries.

Thanks you for your help....

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That's a lot more money than you would think, do you have access to a chafing dish or are you restricted to cold items? A variety of freshly made cream cheese for bagels is easy and inexpensive, veggie, smoked salmon, most fruits blended in.. My seniors love it.
If a chafer is available, sausage gravy with biscuits, waffles, crepes, breakfast meats, that sort of thing.
Mine also eat the hell out of freshly baked muffins, their favorite being carrot raisin pineapple with a streusel topping.
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