Johan Engman gets ready to serve a Breakfast Sammie, one of the signature dishes available at his restaurant Breakfast Republic.a

Johan Engman gets ready to serve a Breakfast Sammie, one of the signature dishes available at his restaurant Breakfast Republic.a Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

— Restaurateur Johan Engman is doubling down on his bet that San Diego’s burgeoning foodie culture can translate to breakfast hours, especially on weekdays, when time-strapped commuters increasingly scarf down fast-food fare in their cars or at their work desks...

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