It was 1941, and Lester Borchardt had a crazy idea. His employer, General Mills, was looking for a product that would compete with Wheaties and Corn Flakes in the growing ready-to-eat cereal category. The competing brands were made from corn; General Mills placed its bet on oats.
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Chances are, you feel guilty about it already, but here it comes: While 93 percent of us believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, 56 percent of us skip it. Why? Well, chances are you know the answer to that, too: We’re really busy. In fact, according to NPD Group, Americans spend 13 minutes each day eating breakfast.