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New breakfast and brunch restaurant opening soon in the Rockford area

Chris Green
Rockford Register Star

A new breakfast and brunch restaurant called is coming this summer to Pecatonica.

The restaurant will be new to the community, but not the co-owner. Ryan Stedman, who owned The 3rd Street Station in Pecatonica before selling it in July, is starting the business venture for two reasons.

One, he said the town lacks a breakfast and brunch eatery.

Secondly, Stedman said, "To be honest, I would love to work days rather than nights."

The menu is still a work in progress, but Stedman said country fried steaks, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, French toast, skillets, sandwich specials, burgers, salads and a handful of alcoholic beverages will be offered.

Egg One Five Brunch Bar opening soon in Pecatonica.

The restaurant's Facebook page said customers can "Indulge in the exquisite charm of a sophisticated country-inspired eatery."

Egg One Five will have indoor and outdoor seating.

As for the restaurant's unique name: "I actually had a friend suggest it in a joking manner, and I couldn't get it out of my head," Stedman said. "I thought it was a pretty good spin on the whole 815 thing, so we went with it."

The restaurant will operate at 14445 West State Road, home to two previous restaurants, Harvest Restaurant and before that, Ghost Town.

Remodeling is underway inside and out as the building is being converted into a mini strip mall that will house Egg One Five, current occupants Diamond Motors and Loose Diamond Slots, as well as space for two or three more tenants.

Tentative hours of operation for Egg One Five are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.

Stedman anticipates opening the restaurant by late June or early July.

Interior view of the developing Egg One Five Brunch Bar opening soon in Pecatonica.

Chris Green is a Rockford Register Star general assignment reporter. He can be reached at 815-987-1241, via email at cgreen@rrstar.com and X .