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Old 07-28-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Waffle House is boss. I have no idea what some of the people in this thread are talking about.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Waffle House chooses their locations based on traffic patterns. Being primarily a late night / early morning eatery, they tend to be on the side of the road where people are heading TO work. Or in places where there is lots of traffic, or cross-commuting, they may locate on BOTH sides of a major highway to catch patrons going both ways. In large or congested metro areas, like Metro Atlanta, they are frequently on BOTH sides of an interstate exit so that customers, particularly truck drivers, do not have to cross traffic to reach them and then get back on the interstate.

MAKE SENSE?

BTW ... Waffle House is a highly successful company, so they're obviously doing something right.
I sense you're defensive… why? Heaven forbid we question the wisdom of Waffle House?

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I live in NJ. I never heard of Waffle House until City-Data, and then I laughed that there was a place with such a name--a restaurant built around waffles? I don't think I've had a waffle since I was a little kid. We had them with ice cream.

THEN--I found out it was a whole chain of restaurants!!! Do people really eat so many waffles that you can build an entire restaurant chain around them??
No different than IHOP, I guess - a restaurant built around pancakes.

Reading their menu, I've never had (or even heard of in some cases) half their options. Never had grits, grilled biscuits and gravy, never heard of Texas melts. They wouldn't do well in NJ, Mightyqueen! No Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches (on a hard roll or bagel) - though based on their description of a Texas melt, it sounds like that would be a great sandwich on Texas toast with double cheese.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Life without grits...I can't even imagine it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Reading their menu, I've never had (or even heard of in some cases) half their options. Never had grits, grilled biscuits and gravy, never heard of Texas melts.
You need to get out more.

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Life without grits...I can't even imagine it.
Seriously!

This thread is making me hungry ... Alas, no WH for 100 miles. Off to make some grits! Fortunately I loaded up on some good stoneground grits last time I was in Virginia. Yum.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Reading their menu, I've never had (or even heard of in some cases) half their options. Never had grits, grilled biscuits and gravy, never heard of Texas melts. They wouldn't do well in NJ, Mightyqueen! No Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches (on a hard roll or bagel) - though based on their description of a Texas melt, it sounds like that would be a great sandwich on Texas toast with double cheese.
I think Waffle Houses in NJ and NY would do very well. Most things originating in the South (food-wise) seem to do well up here. Look at the number of Chick-fil-As that have popped up in Jersey. I have no idea why there aren't more Krispy Kremes considering that it's one of the most delicious things on earth. Once they bring Waffle House and Cook Out to the Tri-State region, it's a wrap. Maybe the diners don't want the competition.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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LOL ... Waffle House doesn't have to advertise. They market themselves by location, brand and having a consistently good product that's affordable and fast. They're also able to turn huge profits per location by being amazingly efficient at what they do. The Waffle House operation model is fascinatingly brilliant and the envy of restaurants the world over. For example, WH does not use computers. Orders are called out orally to the cooks, who use a plate and condiment system to note orders on the line. Nothing is ever written down. Waitresses write out all tickets by hand using a calculator. Until a few years ago, they were cash only.

Waffle House is successful because they have developed something that works, and has high customer demand and satisfaction. Waffle House patrons are intensely loyal customers, and for good reason. They can go to any WH location in the country and the product is exactly the same.

And despite what you think, their food is always made fresh WHILE YOU WATCH, is quite tasty and far from bland. My favorite thing is scattered, smothered, covered, chucked, diced and peppered -- bash browns with onions, cheese, tomatoes, ham and jalapeños. YUM! Their grilled chicken, patty melts and Texas steak sandwiches are great!
Bingo.

In order to buy into the franchise, you have to work at a WH for a minimum of two years, starting out on the grill. You have to understand each and every facet of the operation before owning one. That's the best way to ensure quality remains consistent.

Another good thing about WHs is that they are generally very quick...no matter how crowded they are. I-95 is mayhem during this time of year, but no matter which WH I stop at, it never takes more than 5 minutes to get my food. And I've eaten in WHs all the way from Delaware to Mississippi.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Yuck.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You need to get out more.



Seriously!

This thread is making me hungry ... Alas, no WH for 100 miles. Off to make some grits! Fortunately I loaded up on some good stoneground grits last time I was in Virginia. Yum.

You go girl. And don't even get me started on shrimp and grits!
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I think Waffle Houses in NJ and NY would do very well. Most things originating in the South (food-wise) seem to do well up here. Look at the number of Chick-fil-As that have popped up in Jersey. I have no idea why there aren't more Krispy Kremes considering that it's one of the most delicious things on earth. Once they bring Waffle House and Cook Out to the Tri-State region, it's a wrap. Maybe the diners don't want the competition.
The South shall rise again!
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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You need to get out more.
I need to get out more? How about those foods aren't a staple of my area? I have heard of grits, I've just never had them. NJ isn't a southern state, why would we have them here when they are a type of Southern food?

Have you heard of/ever had Taylor ham, outside NJ (if you've even been here and had it here)? I'm going to say probably not… you need to get out more.



Each region has different food specialties, that's part of what makes the US so cool - visiting states in other regions can feel like visiting a different country in some aspects.
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