The Fryin' Pan was built in 2004 by several local men to promote Brandn’s Cowboy Breakfast. It took over forty volunteer hours to construct the pan out of donated scrap steel from local farmers. It is modeled (to scale) after a 10-inch cast iron frying pan and measures in with an 8’ base and a max width of 9’ 3” at the rim. Including the 5’ handle the pan is a total length of 14’ 3” and weighs 1,020 pounds!
The frying pan is calculated to hold 88 times as much as a 10-inch frying pan.
- 528 eggs (44 dozen)
- 352 half-pound pork chops (176 pounds)
- 88 pounds of bacon
- 440 half-pound hamburgers (220 pounds)
The now annual Cowboy Breakfast is held on the third Saturday in September from 8 am-1 pm. The first breakfast was held in 2000 and was originally held semi-annually until 2010. They serve an average of 1000 people each year. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, fried potatoes, sausage gravy, and baking powder biscuits cooked outside over open fires in cast iron frying pans and Dutch ovens. The profits from the Cowboy Breakfast are used for construction, maintenance, and updates for the Brandon Area Community Center.