A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 14, 2012
“It’s breakfast time somewhere”

"It’s morning (i.e., breakfast time) somewhere” was popularized by a 2011 television commercial for Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal (usually eaten at breakfast). A woman longs to eat the cereal, then dresses up as a Chinese dragon and finally eats the cereal, saying “It’s morning in China!”

It’s Always Breakfast Time Somewhere (1947), a book by Mildred Celia Letton published by the National Dairy Council, showed what breakfast foods are served around the world. “I guess it’s breakfast time somewhere in the world - bon appetites!” was cited in print in 2005.

Similar drinking sayings are “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” “It’s happy hour somewhere” and “Putting vodka in my juice, because it’s Russia somewhere.” A similar saying about the desire to eat cake is “I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.”


OCLC WorldCat record
It’s always breakfast time somewhere
Author: Mildred Celia Letton
Publisher: Chicago : National Dairy Council, 1952, ©1947.
Edition/Format:  Book : Juvenile audience : English

24 September 1953, Elma (IA) New Era, pg. 3, cols. 2-3: 
We have a chart in our room. “It’s Always Breakfast Time Somewhere.”—Leonard Beecher.

OCLC WorldCat record
It’s always breakfast time somewhere.
Author: National Dairy Council.
Publisher: National Dairy Council, 1967.
Edition/Format:  Object : Model : English
Summary: Shows typical breakfasts eaten in 6 countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Norway and the U.S.

PPRuNe Forums
Farmer1
3rd Aug 2005, 08:10
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I guess it’s breakfast time somewhere in the world - bon appetites!

San Diego (CA) Reader
Ryan’s Good at Gyros
By Ed Bedford | Published Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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I almost go for Kole’s cheeseburger, the kid makes it look so dee-lish. But, hey, it’s breakfast time somewhere, so I choose the three-item omelet, with onions, bacon and sausage, and Swiss. And a coffee ($1.50).

Kendra’s Kitchen
September 3, 2011
It’s Breakfast Time Somewhere
Good morning, noon, or night, friends! Tonight’s adventure is a great meal to have anytime!

Trevor and I made pancakes, bacon, and scrambled eggs for dinner this evening.

Finding the Right Piece
Friday, November 11, 2011
I’m NOT a Sugar Addict…
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I feel like that cereal commercial that says, “It’s breakfast somewhere!”.

Commercials I Hate!
Christine
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 11:24pm
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Like the Honey Corn Flake Whatever commercial, with the woman dressed as a Chinese dragon saying, “It’s breakfast in China!” as an excuse to eat cereal for dinner.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 • Permalink