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Old 01-15-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yea I think there is a definite regional bias behind some of these comments. While Waffle House is a love it or hate it kind of thing I would be wiling to bet that most of these negative posts are from folks who look down on the South to begin with. Your right too, up North they do put silly trendy names on ole greasy spoons to make em look special. "Eggz", I loved that
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Sometime many years ago, I was in Atlanta for business. Fresh from the West Coast, I was eating up all this good ole' southern charm, soul food, and family run diners. I noticed these yellow signs beckoning me to 'Waffle House.' I want to go so bad, to me this restaurant represented everything about the South: cheap, fatty food, and community atmosphere. And when I found it was originally founded in Georgia? Oh man, I was set!

Except none of my business associates wanted to go with me. They told me the food is bad, and they'd take me to better restaurants. So one night I snuck in myself, and .... Well, nothing special happened.

Fastforward to today, I live in Miami. I see plenty of Waffle Houses here and there around Florida. Never ate in one, the food just isn't that special to me.
YOU THINK?
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Old 01-16-2016, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I wish they'd open some up here in upstate NY.

We have Ihop but only in urban areas.

Upstate NY seems to prefer family owned places.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I'll be traveling to Tennessee this spring. Hope I see a Waffle House along the way. I'm curious now as to the chain & the food.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I'll be traveling to Tennessee this spring. Hope I see a Waffle House along the way. I'm curious now as to the chain & the food.
If you come to Tennessee and do not see a Waffle House then I know you were blindfolded while visiting here. We have them everywhere. Spring is a beautiful time to visit this state too, enjoy your visit.
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I'll be traveling to Tennessee this spring. Hope I see a Waffle House along the way. I'm curious now as to the chain & the food.
You'll start seeing them in Kentucky Lots of them, like at every exit.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:01 AM
 
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I've never even heard of Waffle House.



Most of the Waffle Houses are located throughout the south. I have about a dozen near me--and I live in the middle of "Tornado Alley."




A few years ago FEMA actually devised the "Waffle House Index" to rate the severity of a storm. If a tornado or hurricane destroys an area's Waffle House, it's a major catastrophe. If the Waffle House survives and is still standing, it's only a minor storm.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Most of the Waffle Houses are located throughout the south. I have about a dozen near me--and I live in the middle of "Tornado Alley."

A few years ago FEMA actually devised the "Waffle House Index" to rate the severity of a storm. If a tornado or hurricane destroys an area's Waffle House, it's a major catastrophe. If the Waffle House survives and is still standing, it's only a minor storm.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index
Indeed, Waffle House is one of the few restaurant chains that can continue operating following major natural disasters because their grills run on gas and refrigerators etc can be hooked up to generators.

When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to Waffle House | Marketplace.org

How anybody thinks THIS is gross or disgusting food is beyond me:
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:01 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Eggs over easy, with Country Ham, Hash Browns scattered and Smothered, and Waffle Dark
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Old 09-17-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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I love Waffle House but I dont get to eat there often since the closest ones to me are in Weatherford and Amarillo, Texas.CD encourages bumping old threads.
-WT
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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We just had a longstanding Waffle House close, at 59th Ave&I-10 next to the Liberty Truck Stop
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