'GMA' brings United State of Breakfast to Philadelphia with guest judge Alicia Vitarelli

Former Eagles player Jon Runyan and James Beard award-winning chef Michael Solomonov were also judges.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
GMA's United State of Breakfast visits Philly with Alicia Vitarelli
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The United States of Breakfast heads to Philadelphia for a breakfast sandwich showdown between Darnel's Cakes and Middle Child!

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- On Thursday morning, "Good Morning America" came to Philadelphia for its fourth and final stop on its "United States of Breakfast" tour.

I had the honor of being a guest judge for this delicious competition.

"GMA's" Will Reeve joined us Wednesday in studio during Action News at 5 p.m. to give us a sneak peek of what we can expect.

He says in each city, they host two local restaurants to compete head-to-head with a signature breakfast offering. On Thursday, it was all about breakfast sandwiches.

Our competitors were:

Middle Child, with a location in Center City and now Middle Child Fishtown. They are known for their unique breakfast offerings.

And Darnell's Cakes in Spring Garden -- a bakery known for more than just pastries.

They had to make one of their signature sandwiches on a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Two other guest judges joined me: former Eagles player Jon Runyan and James Beard award-winning chef Michael Solomonov.

The winner in each city advances to our finale in New York on Friday, where they'll compete for $10,000 and the title of "GMA's Ultimate Breakfast Spot."

See what happened lived on "Good Morning America" in the video above!