Rating Skyline Chili’s 4 new breakfast gadgets
Cincinnati vacationers can now, justifiably, eat Skyline Chili for breakfast.
The Cincinnati-style chili chain opened its first airport location on the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport earlier this month. The shop, positioned within the Concourse B meals courtroom, gives all of the common Skyline fixings – together with cheese coneys and methods ‒ but in addition serves up a breakfast menu that is an airport unique.
4 new menu gadgets make up the morning slate: the Breakfast Coney, Breakfast Chilito, Breakfast Method and Breakfast Burrito. Breakfast is served from 4-10:30 a.m., and the shop additionally gives pastries and low from Graeter’s Ice Cream.
Airport meals distributors are required to supply a breakfast possibility, and early fowl vacationers are sometimes a giant driver of gross sales, Spencer Shaw, government vp of United Concessions Group, mentioned.
Skyline may have simply added a easy breakfast sandwich to fulfill the requirement. As a substitute, the 74-year-old model launched a “massive course of” that used shopper analysis, style checks and surveys to create distinctive choices, Stephanie Paton, senior advertising and marketing supervisor at Skyline, mentioned.
“Now it is formally out to shoppers, so we’ll see what the response is, and there could be extra tweaks nonetheless,” she added. “It is undoubtedly been a very long time coming.”
May the breakfast menu be expanded to different Skyline places? It is doable, Paton mentioned. For now, it is solely accessible to Cincinnatians with a aircraft ticket.
The Enquirer’s Information of Now workforce ventured to CVG on Tuesday to attempt all 4 breakfast gadgets. We ranked every merchandise individually, after which discovered the typical rating for every (1 being our favourite, 4 being our least favourite). Learn our taste-testers’ blurbs on every merchandise under, and see our reactions on TikTok.
1. Breakfast Chilito
- Skyline Chili, egg, hash browns and shredded cheddar cheese in a smooth tortilla with a facet of jalapeño ranch.
The Breakfast Chilito was the No. 1 favourite for 3 of our 4 testers. This is what David Wysong, Information of Now editor, needed to say:
I’m a passionate Cincinnati chili defender, so I had excessive expectations going into this style take a look at. And holy moly the Breakfast Chilito surpassed all of them. The hash browns had been a terrific name by Skyline. They added a scrumptious crunch to the candy taste of Cincinnati-style chili. Nonetheless, the jalapeño ranch put the Chilito excessive. It gave a extra creamy taste and added some additional spice. This was love at first chunk for me, and I already want my native Skyline had the Breakfast Chilito on its menu. It additionally transformed our resident Cincinnati chili hater (Haadiza), which fits to indicate how a lot star energy this menu merchandise truly has at its disposal. – David Wysong, Information of Now editor.
2. Breakfast Method
- Hash brown cash topped with Skyline Chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
The Breakfast Method was my No. 2 alternative, though the Coney and the Method had been basically tied for me. They had been each scrumptious. I assumed I might miss the noodles and onions usually in a Skyline four-way, however the hash browns supplied the crunch that onions normally give, and their pairing with Cincinnati-style chili made me virtually overlook concerning the lacking noodles (I mentioned virtually). The Breakfast Method may have used some extra spice for me, however that is what Skyline’s sizzling sauce is for, and it absolutely did the trick. I stuffed my face like an animal whereas consuming this and would do it once more if I may. – David Wysong, Information of Now editor.
3. Breakfast Coney
- Sausage hyperlink, Skyline Chili, egg, mustard, diced onions and shredded cheddar cheese in a steamed bun.
The common coney is my favourite merchandise at Skyline, so I had a sense the Breakfast Coney can be up my alley. I used to be proper. The subbed-in breakfast sausage truly tasted ‒ and complimented the flavors of the chili – higher than the common coney sizzling canine. And do not let the egg scare you; it was a refined and welcomed addition to the general meal. The Breakfast Coney was the primary menu merchandise we tried, and proper from that first chunk, I knew it might be my No. 1 decide. – Victoria Moorwood, Information of Now reporter.
4. Breakfast Burrito
- Sausage or bacon, egg, cheese, hash browns, onions and shredded cheddar cheese in a smooth tortilla with a facet of jalapeño ranch.
Because the resident Cincinnati-style chili hater, I got here into this style take a look at with low expectations and a excessive provide of antacids. I used to be totally ready to curse Cincinnati for making me endure one other chili concoction that I might normally discover offensive. However right now, I’ve grown as an individual, foodie and, most significantly, a Cincinnatian. The Breakfast Chilito was truly (dare I say it) good. Not simply good by Skyline requirements, nevertheless it was a breakfast merchandise that I may genuinely see myself ordering earlier than an early morning flight. Regardless of my fondness for the chili burrito (and that jalapeño ranch *chef’s kiss*), I’m nonetheless a hater at my core, which is why I stayed true to my roots and gave the common Breakfast Burrito the No. 2 spot. Whereas it didn’t blow me away, it’s a strong alternative for non-chili followers like me. ‒ Haadiza Ogwude, Information of Now reporter.