Bacon I cured and smoked myself, bread I baked, marmalade my mom made, and an egg cooked how I like it from Sunworks farms. Food cost: about $0.50. Time from conception to eating: about 5 minutes.
And if you don’t believe there’s a difference between a good quality egg and a bad one, you and I disagree. I’m very confident that if I serve you one of each side by side you could tell the difference.
Now granted, for some, this isn’t a very big breakfast relative to what they’re used to. But you can multiply this breakfast a lot of times over to reach the $8 price point for breakfasts at diners nowadays. About 16 time to be exact.