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Corporate Catering

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Planning a work event? Devote your time to the business – we’ll handle breakfast or lunch. Since 1985, our focus has aimed at cooking up quality meals with tradition in mind, and our catering menus are no exception. From preparation, cooking and cleanup, it’s our forte.

Choose from one of our premade menus or we’ll help you come up with a special menu of your own for each and every work endeavor you’ve dreamed up.

Continental Breakfast: Fruit platter, croissants, mini muffin and pastry platter for $5.99 per person 

The Original Egg Breakfast Sandwich Platter: Croissant with meat choice and scrambled eggs and cheese. Served with fruit and hash brown casserole for $9.99 per person

The Original Egg Hot Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled eggs with or without cheese, sausage and bacon, fruit platter, hash brown casserole and pastry and muffin platter for $11.99 per person

Our Award Winning Cheese Blintz Buffet: Cheese blintzes served with our homemade blueberry sauce, fruit platter and pastry and muffin platter for $12.99 per person; add meat for $14.99 per person

Are lots of people attending your function? Spend $250 on a corporate catering event and receive a $25 gift certificate or spend $500 and receive a $50 gift certificate.

You know a cheese blintz buffet would make your day. 

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November 2016 Newsletter

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Round Up for Tiny Hands Foundation

For the entire month of November, The Original Egg is offering customers the chance to round up their checks to the nearest dollar in support of Tiny Hands Foundation. This volunteer based non-profit focuses on improving the quality of impoverished children’s lives within the area. They provide thousands of donations each year delivering backpacks, teddy bears and holiday packages.

Eggcellent Employees 

In lieu of choosing just one person, we wanted to honor our entire kitchen crew this month. Each plays an integral role in providing our customers with eggcellent food. We couldn’t do it without you boys. 

Thanksgiving Servings 

We are devoted to serving up quality and tradition, and we feel like there’s no holiday more appropriate to do so than on Thanksgiving. Join us for this year’s holiday anytime between 7:30 AM – noon for some home cooked breakfast and lunch items. Quality and tradition guaranteed. Don’t forget to call ahead to avoid wait times.

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Our tasty, fluffy cakes offer the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor paired with a dash of cinnamon. Pancakes are available through the month of November. Don’t forget to try them before it’s too late!

Catering 

If you’re staying in for the holidays or throwing a holiday party someplace else, we can help. Let us cater your event. We’ll tailor our menu to fit your unique holiday needs.

Holiday Gift Certificates 

For the perfect holiday gift, purchase a gift certificate at the restaurant or online, anytime. Better yet, buy $100 worth of gift certificates and receive a $10 bonus card for free. Purchase gift cards here. 

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Round Up for Breast Health

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Round Up for SMH's Breast Health Grant Support Program

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s especially important to us here at The Original Egg. In support of Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program, we’d like to give our customers the option of rounding up their bills to the nearest dollar for the entire month. All proceeds are given to women and men in need who otherwise would be unable to afford proper care. This includes a full continuum of breast health care such as screening and diagnostic services like mammograms, ultrasounds, breast biopsies and timely access to surgery or any other care a patient may need. We hope you’ll feel as eager as we do to support a cause so near and dear to many of us.

To learn more about breast health at SMH, visit www.smh.com/breasthealth

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We Cater!

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We Cater, You Enjoy

In case you didn’t know, The Original Egg caters. You can now order your favorite menu items for intimate gatherings, large parties, or anything in between. Expect the same quality service and standards we set at the restaurant, wherever you choose. For great food pairing options, choose from our selection of specially designed menus or ask us to help you create your own unique menu, tailored to your style.

See Sample Catering Menu 

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Original Egg Weekly Specials Sep 14 - 20

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Frittata: Egg whites, asparagus, sausage, onions and swiss cheese

Benedict: Deli turkey and ham, poached eggs, pepper jack cheese, hollandaise sauce and chives

French Toast: Texas bread stuffed with cream cheese, nutella and strawberries

Salad: Mixed fruit and a choice of grilled chicken, chicken salad or tuna salad over a bed of spinach

Sandwich: Grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo on a kaiser roll

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July 2016 Newsletter

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Us!

Start your 4th off right with Breakfast or Lunch at The Original Egg. We'll be open 7:30am - 2:30pm. Stop in for one of your favorites or try one of our weekly specials. We can't wait to see you!


Did you know The Original Egg Caters!

Want to make your employees happy? Let us cater your next Office Party, Graduation, Birthday, or Anniversary! Call us for more information about our many options, and we'll help you design the perfect event!


Have you tried one of The Original Egg Favorites?

It's time you taste our luscious Cheese Blintzes - Grilled Crepes with Cottage Ricotta Cheeses, flavored with Orange Zest and served with our homemade Blueberry Sour Cream Sauce, or feel free to ask your server for their recommendations!


Are you a member of our Birthday Club?

Free Birthday meal, rewards points and more!
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June 2016 Newsletter

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Celebrate Dad at The Original Egg

Instead of a tie take Dad out to Brunch. We are open 7:30am - 2:30pm. Come in for one of your favorite items or one of our weekly specials. See you then!


Meet Our Eggcellent Employee Marco Vasquez

Marco has been with us for years and is one of our awesome Kitchen Staff. He helps make sure you always have the perfect meal. Marco and his wife are expecting a baby girl, so come by and congratulate him as we welcome the newest member of our family!


The Original Egg Caters!

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and even Office Parties...We do it all! Let us cater your next event! Call us for more information about our many options, and we'll help you design the perfect event!


Start your Celebration with a gift certificate from The Original Egg

Birthdays, Anniversaries, or any Celebration - a gift certificate from The Original Egg is always the perfect gift. Stop in and pick one up today or just buy online.

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Sarasota High School Reviews The Original Egg!

original egg student blogRecently students from Sarasota High School had the opportunity to visit The Original Egg. Journalism teacher, Ashlee Alstrom, brought her class in to spend some time learning about our history, while tasting many of our delicious menu items. They were then asked to write reviews about their experiences, which we’ll be sharing with you. We hope you enjoy reading this report by Brooke Foster!                                                                

The Original Egg Cracks the Mold
By Brooke Foster

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not only be important but delicious. I like a breakfast that makes me say “wow” and keeps me wanting more. Not only does The Original Egg accomplish this but they also go above and beyond when it comes to their meals. The Original Egg is located on Clark Rd in Sarasota, Fla. and is easily ignored. Being located in the corner of a large complex makes it easy to miss. From the outside it looks like an average local restaurant with the usual front porch seating, Florida’s postage stamp palm trees, and possible run-of-the-mill meals. But when you walk in you are greeted with much more. You will be greeted by a smiling hostess, bright blue walls, and the intoxicating smell of hash browns and coffee that will beckon you into the restaurant. Hanging all around you will be colorful and exotic paintings that have been painted by various local artists. With all of this going on it’s almost impossible to not stop and smell the roses or in this case the bacon.

The Original Egg first opened as the Broken Egg Café in 1985, and was started by the owners of the local Oasis Café. After years of dispute between another company over the name of the restaurant The Broken Egg lost its rights to the name. Starting on January 1, 2016 The Broken Egg became The Original Egg. Either way The Original Egg still serves up tasty, mouth-watering food.
While I dined at The Original Egg I was able to try multiple meals that they serve. But one of them stood out to me above the rest: The Blueberry Cheese Blintze ($9.99). This crepe wrapped treat is wafting with smells of ricotta cheese and a faint, sweet blueberry aroma. As it is placed in front of you it seems almost a little daunting, due to the fact that it isn’t your normal breakfast treat. As you inspect it further you are able to see the slightly toasted crepe that contains the smooth, thick ricotta cheese. Poured over all of these flavors is a blueberry sauce made from powdered sugar, sour cream, and obviously blueberries. When your taste buds first touch these concoctions of flavors you see fireworks. The sweet blueberry sauce and the tangy ricotta cheese go so well together that it feels like anything else you are served at this Café cannot be better. But you could not be more wrong.
If you ever dine at The Original Egg a must try is their award winning Hash brown Casserole ($3.39). This blend of sour cream, garlic powder, and cream of potato, cheddar cheese, shredded potatoes, and Worcester sauce will leave your taste buds satisfied. As the casserole is on its way to your table it leaves a lingering aroma of melted cheese that you can smell a mile away. At this point you begin to get antsy, anticipating the meal to come. Now you can see it in the waiters hand and your mouth begins to water. All of this leads up to taking that first bite. At first you just taste cheese and then potato, and after that it’s a mixture of all of the flavors that were used to create this masterpiece called food. You get a crunch from the toasted outside and a chewiness from the potatoes and cheese that go quite well together. You take another bite, and another until you realize that you’ve eaten most of the meal.
Of course there are other dishes that you can enjoy at The Original Egg but none of them compare to the flavor packed Hash brown casserole and the outstanding Cheese Blintze. One of the other choices is their chicken salad which can come as a side or on a sandwich. Is it good? Yes. Is it the best thing that they offer? No. This $9.99 dish is not as worthy of your money. To me I felt like I was eating just a regular chicken salad. It surprised me only because it was the only thing I tried there that lacked a bit of pizazz. There was no surprise, no extravagant twist there was just a well-made chicken salad.
The last dish that I thought was pleasant enough to praise was their Speculoos Cookie Butter French Toast ($9.39). This sweet treat is a regular well-made piece of French toast that has been topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar, and cinnamon glazed strawberries and bananas. But the best part that gives this toast its name is the syrup like Speculoos cookie butter that is drizzled on top. The cookie butter that they use is made out of traditional Holland and Belgium cookies called Speculoos’. These cookies resemble ginger snaps in both taste and appearance and contain cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper. The toast has a French toasts signature toughness on the outside and a warm, chewy, and soft inside. Plopped down beside this is a dollop of fluffy whipped cream that balances out the heavy meal. Mix the cream, the toast, the fruit, and the cookie butter all together and you get a dulcet flavor combination.
The Original Egg is a comfortable atmosphere swimming with the sounds of small talk, clattering plates, sizzling food, and well known music playing in the background. It’s hard not to enjoy your meal in such a bright, cheerful, and upbeat atmosphere. The prices might not be low but the quality sure is high. If you are looking for an enjoyable breakfast or lunch make sure to stop by and check out The Original Egg where everything is what it’s cracked up to be. Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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May 2016 Newsletter

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Celebrate Mom May 8th at the Egg!

Show your Mom how much you love her...bring her to the Original Egg for our Mother's Day Specials! We'll be serving our full menu and will be open 7:30am to 2:30pm. Call ahead seating is available!

Take a look at our Mother's Day Specials!

* Crab and spinach frittata with fresh tomatoes, artichokes, and Swiss cheese
* Savory crepes filled with salmon, scrambled eggs, chives, and Swiss cheese topped with Hollandaise sauce
* Lobster Benedict with fresh asparagus
* Nutella French toast made with Texas bread and fresh berries
* Traditional Cuban Sandwich
* Full Menu Available


Meet Our Eggcellent Employee Amy

Amy is one of our Managers and has been a wonderful part of our team for several years. Come congratulate her on a job well done and ask her to show you a picture of the newest member of our team, Cameron. Thank you, Amy, for all you do for us!


The Original Egg Caters!

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and even Office Parties...We do it all! Let us cater your next event! Call us for more information about our many options, and we'll help you design the perfect event!


Have You Joined Our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

Sign Up Here

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Celebrate Mom May 8th at The Original Egg

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 Show your Mom how much you love her…bring her to The Original Egg for our Mother's Day Specials!

We’ll be serving our full menu and will be open 7:30am to 2:30pm. Call ahead seating is available! 

Take a look at our Mother's Day Specials!

• Crab and spinach frittata with fresh tomatoes, artichokes, and Swiss cheese

• Savory crepes filled with salmon, scrambled eggs, chives, and Swiss cheese topped with Hollandaise sauce

• Lobster Benedict with fresh asparagus

• Nutella French toast made with Texas bread and fresh berries

• Traditional Cuban Sandwich

• Full Menu Available

 

 
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April 2016 Newsletter

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Lexi's Birthday Party!

Join us Monday, April 4th, as we celebrate Alexandra "Lexi" Brown, an amazing 10 year old girl whose life was tragically taken in January of 2013. In honor of Lexi, The Original Egg will donate 15% of our sales that day to Selby Garden's Children's Rainforest Garden.


Meet Our Eggcellent Employee Megan Miller

Megan has been a wonderful part of our team for the past few years. We are excited to announce her recent promotion to Manager! Come in and congratulate her on a job well done AND on her upcoming Wedding! Thank you, Megan, for all you do!!!


The Original Egg Caters!

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and even Office Parties...We do it all! Let us cater your next event! Call us for more information about our many options, and we'll help you design the perfect event!


Have You Joined Our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

Sign Up Here

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Lexi's Birthday Party!

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Join us Monday, April 4th, as we celebrate Alexandra "Lexi" Brown, an amazing 10 year old girl whose life was tragically taken in January of 2013. In honor of Lexi, The Original Egg will donate 15% of our sales that day to Selby Garden's Children's Rainforest Garden.

 
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Hop over to The Original Egg for Easter!

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Join us March 27th for Easter. Choose from our regular menu or try one of our delicious specials which include: Lobster Benedict, Turkey Frittata, Banana Foster French Toast, Grouper Reuben or a Crab Cake Salad.
 
We will be open our regular hours: 7:30am - 2:30pm. Don’t forget to enjoy one of our Mimosas!
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March 2016 Newsletter

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Hop over to The Original Egg for Easter!

Join us March 27th for Easter. Choose from our regular menu or try one of our delicious specials which will include a Lobster Benedict. We will be open our regular hours: 7:30am-2:30pm. Don't forget to enjoy one of our Mimosas!


Have you met our employee Hope?

Hope is one of our amazing employees. She has been with us for the past few years. Thank you Hope for all you do for The Original Egg!


Spring Break will be here soon!

Join us for Spring Break before heading to the beach. Kick back and enjoy a relaxing breakfast or lunch before enjoying your time off.
See you soon!


St. Patrick's Day

Join us Thursday March 17th for St. Patrick's Day. Open during our regular business hours.


Have You Joined Our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

Sign Up Here


Let Us Cater Your Next Event

Special events, birthdays, anniversaries or office parties, we do it all! Call us for more information and we will help you design the perfect menu options.

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We hatched our new name!

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"Aside from the new name, we’re keeping everything we stand for” Says Dawn Hair, Owner. We just celebrated our 6th Anniversary. Stop in and check out our new sign, colors and logo. You will definitely remember all the special dishes we are famous for. Whether you enjoy one of our Colossal Pancakes, Cheesy Potato Casserole or our Hollandaise Sauce that we make fresh from scratch every morning.  See you soon!

The Original Egg at the Expo Center
4031 Clark Rd, Sarasota FL 34233
(941) 922-2868
 
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February 2016 Newsletter

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6 Years and Counting....

February 2nd we will be celebrating our 6 Year Anniversary! We cannot wait to see what the next 6 years has in store. Say hi to Danielle and Beverly who have been with us since the beginning.


Treat your sweetheart to Valentine's Day Brunch

What better way to spend Valentine's Day morning than with The Original Egg! Stop by and see what specials we have for you.


Have You Joined Our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

Sign Up Here


Let Us Cater Your Next Event

Special events, birthdays, anniversaries or office parties, we do it all! Call us for more information and we will help you design the perfect menu options.

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January 2016 Newsletter

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We're Not Broken Anymore-We're Original!

The Broken Egg on Clark Road is hatching a new name -"The Original Egg". Fans of the wildly popular breakfast and lunch eatery needn't be concerned. Our eye-opening recipes, comfortable ambiance and outstanding service will stay the same!


Let Us Cater Your Next Event

Special events, birthdays, anniversaries or office parties, we do it all! Call us for more information and we will help you design the perfect menu options.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Years Eve & New Years Day we will be open our regular hours 7:30am - 2:30pm. My staff and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year we look forward to serving you for another great year.


Have You Joined Our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

Sign Up Here

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We’re Not Broken Anymore—We’re Original!

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The Broken Egg on Clark Road is one of the region’s favorite eateries. 

It’s changing its name—but that’s all.

(Sarasota, FL) The Broken Egg on Clark Road is hatching a new name—The Original Egg. Fans of the wildly popular breakfast and lunch eatery needn’t be concerned. Dawn Hair, the restaurant’s owner, says their eye-opening recipes, comfortable ambiance and outstanding service will stay the same. 
 
"Aside from the new name, we’re keeping everything we stand for,” she says. “It’s worked perfectly for the last 20 years, why change it?" 
 
But why change the name in the first place?
 
“It boils down to legal issues,” says Hair. “I don’t own the name anymore. A corporation does.”
 
Hair explains that Bob Kirscher, the beloved original owner of the three area Broken Egg restaurants, sold all three of his venues in 2013. Hair bought the Clark Road location, after managing it for many years. Kirscher sold the other two branches to the Louisiana-based Double R Restaurant Group, the largest franchisee of Another Broken Egg Cafes, with locations in Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The corporation also bought the “Broken Egg” name—and exclusive licensing rights.
 
"The corporation gave me two years to make a decision,” says Hair. “After that, I could become a franchise of Another Broken Egg and pay the company a two-percent royalty fee. Or I could change the name.”

Hair loved the previous name—and so did her customers. But the royalty fee was a big bite. More importantly, she didn’t want corporate restrictions, guidelines and oversight. As the restaurant’s new name implies, Hair is a true original.
“I love being unique,” she says. “My management style is the opposite of corporate. Being happy is much more important.” Hair describes herself as a hands-on owner who learned from the best—Bob Kirscher. “He taught all of us how to treat staff with respect,” she says. “We’re like family here—and I think that explains the low staff turnover. Our staff loves working here, and our customers love them.”

Hair speaks glowingly of Bob Kirscher, who bought the first Broken Egg in the mid-1990s. Hair began working with him in 2006, assisting with the launches of two new branches. Kirscher offered her a stake in the Clark Road location when he opened it in the mid-1990s. Hair bought the restaurant in November, 2013.

"Bob promised me first option on the sale of the Clark Road restaurant if he ever retired,” says Hair. “He honored that promise—and my dream of becoming a restaurant owner came true.”

Hair had cherished that dream for a long time—but not always in the form of a breakfast/lunch venue. “Everything turned out perfectly,” she says. “My two children come home from school every afternoon. I need to be there for them. Staying open for dinner just isn’t an option.”

She adds that her teenage son and daughter are already following in her footsteps. “My daughter is a hostess and cashier and my son helps with bussing on the weekends,” she says. “They both help out on weekends and holidays. The family stays together and they love it!”

Bottom line?
"Our name is new, but that’s all,” says Hair. “We’re keeping our philosophy, our friendliness, our egg-shaped menu and everything in it—especially our incredible hash browns.”

She adds that she worked with Think Donson, a boutique marketing agency based in Sarasota, for all aspects of the company's rebranding, including a new logo, website and signage.

The Original Egg is located at 4031 Clark Road, Sarasota; 941-922-2868; theoriginalegg.com.
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December 2015 Newsletter

Join Us Christmas Eve!

Start off your day right with breakfast at The Broken Egg. Open Dec. 24th from 7:30am-1:00pm. Call ahead seating available. We will closed Christmas Day.


Celebrations start with a gift certificate from The Broken Egg

While you're in for breakfast start your Holiday Shopping off early, buy $100.00 worth of Gift Certificates and get a $10.00 bonus card for Free!


Free Birthday Meal!

Have you signed up for our Birthday Club? Receive a free birthday meal, reward points and more! Click here for more info....


Happy New Year!

New Years Eve & New Years Day we will be open our regular hours 7:30am - 2:30pm


Coming Soon!

Look for more information on our new name.

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November 2015 Newsletter

Come Join Us Thanksgiving Morning....

Start off your morning right with breakfast at The Broken Egg. Open from 7:30am-12:00pm. Call ahead seating available.


Gift Certificates for the Holidays....what could be better

While you're in for breakfast start your holiday shopping off early, buy $100.00 worth of Gift Certificates and get a $10.00 bonus card for FREE! Also available online.


Can you Resist....Pumpkin Pancakes are back

Our delicious Pumpkin Pancakes are back until the end of November. Stop by and have some today before you miss out!


Have you signed up for our Birthday Club?

Sign-up today at http://brokenegg.rewardblaster.com and receive a free birthday meal, rewards points and more!

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