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Tiffany Keegan Is the Westchester Influencer Behind @BreakfastAteTiffany

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TIFFANY KEEGAN

@breakfastatetiffany | 1,204 Posts | 21.9K Followers

Nearly everything that Tiffany Keegan posts to her Instagram account, Breakfast Ate Tiffany, finds its origin in her upbringing. “My family are immigrants from Ireland, and their small business was always a huge part of my life,” shares Keegan. “The more I started to work on my Instagram, the more I realized I was passionate about small businesses and helping small businesses get their names out there and be successful.”

Since she started her account, roughly seven years ago, Keegan has made Breakfast Ate Tiffany a force for social good, pointing her 21.9K followers toward some of the region’s top, locally owned gems. “There are a lot of accounts that are posting, for lack of a better phrase, food porn,” notes the Yonkers-based blogger. “It gets you the clicks, but that is not really what I am working for. I am looking for what is really delicious and what has a good story behind it, so you are supporting the right people.”

Photo by Tracy A Davis Photography

Photo by Tracy A Davis Photography

Keegan has worked hard on this mission, especially over the last year and half. “I have couple of friends who are nurses working through the pandemic, and so, at two different times, I held fundraisers to send food to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx and Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.” Keegan also arranged a “Venmo Challenge” through her account, “in which I posted about surprising a server with an extra-big tip,” she says. “I did that twice and got to surprise two waitresses each with a $500 tip — one at Piper’s Kilt, in Eastchester, and one at Rosie’s Bistro, in Bronxville.”

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan

Keegan humbly chalks up much of the success to her following. “I have tried to put some good out into the world, and my audience has been so incredible,” she says. “They donated money for the hospital. They donated money for the Venmo Challenge, and, around Christmastime, I also knew a family with a 3-year-old daughter suffering from cancer, and we raised around $2,000 for that.”

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Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan

“I am really just here to make the world a better place for the people who are following me.”

Even today, as the pandemic slowly ebbs, Keegan still constantly asks herself how she can serve her followers. “As things have changed in the world, I have begun to speak about other things [that impact] my audience, a lot of whom are women my own age who are going through a lot,” explains Keegan, who is 33. “So, I have worked talking about mental health in a little more, which also affects the hospitality industry, as well, and it has gotten a really big response. I am really just here to make the world a better place for the people who are following me.”

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Keegan


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