The all-time Cheyenne Frontier Days free breakfast single-day record was registered during the Wednesday 1996 feeding frenzy where 16,897 people were served. The weekly record was broken that same year when 39,111 people enjoyed a free breakfast and Cheyenne western hospitality. Just for the record, the almost 40,000 were fed in a combined serving time of eight hours, ten minutes.
This year, the volunteers will serve up more than 100,000 flapjacks made from 5,000 pounds of pancake mix, cook-up 3,000 pounds of ham, serve 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee, along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup!
Beginning at 7 a.m., free breakfast is served with a special Cheyenne “howdy” and a smile. Enjoy a free breakfast in Ol’ Cheyenne with visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries. You might help set a record!
Started by the Cheyenne Frontier Committee in 1952, the traditional free breakfast (originally served twice a week) has since been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The Kiwanis Club, with the help of the Cheyenne Boys and Girl Scouts, cook up the grub on military ranges. For the Kiwanis, the CFD breakfast is not only a great time, but a chance to practice as well. The ranges have proved to be useful in past years in feeding victims of natural disasters, and Frontier Days is the perfect opportunity to show Civil Defense just how many people they can feed in a short period of time.
The Pancake Breakfast takes place at Cheyenne Depot Square, marked on the map.
Chapter 9 Section 52 of the Wyoming Food Rules states service animals only are allowed at the Pancake Breakfast.