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Old 07-29-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A&W hasn't been "real" root beer in decades. When I was a little kid, you used to be able to get a real rootbeer float in a frozen mug. It's now syrup and carbonated water.


If Waffle House expanded to cover New England, I'd go there but I'd bring my own maple syrup. I have friends who do that at one of the surviving mom & pop breakfast/lunch places. I've eaten at Waffle House maybe a dozen times over the years on business trips. It's kind-a hard to screw up breakfast.
Some craft breweries are now doing craft root beers, cream sodas, etc. We have a local brewery that does a craft root beer with a hint of vanilla. I don't drink those often, but there's no way I'd go back to drinking A&W, Barq's, and the other national brands.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I just Wikipedia'd Huddle House and I am surprised that it's a Southern/Atlanta area place. It's definitely an off brand Waffle House. I never ate there though.
Huddle house was founded by a Georgia Tech Football fan.
I actually like Huddle House better than Waffle House, these days.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I had never even heard of Waffle House until I did the long road trip down to the Florida Keys a few years ago.

Much like 7-Eleven or In-N-Out, this company is alien to Minnesotans.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Washington State...zero. Apparently we don't care for waffles.

Actually, I love them.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Seeing that Ohio has a bunch of Waffle Houses and Michigan has zero pretty much sums up the difference between the two states. Ohio is basically the Deep South to me. It even has that twangy almost-southern accent.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Seeing that Ohio has a bunch of Waffle Houses and Michigan has zero pretty much sums up the difference between the two states. Ohio is basically the Deep South to me. It even has that twangy almost-southern accent.
Seeing how Michigan has no Waffle Houses cements my assertion that Michigan is basically North Dakota. It even has that bone-chilling, almost arctic air.

Now hun, pass me some of that grits, you sweet thang.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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Thats funny regarding unit of measure. However, I did notice this when I was in Boston that there were DDs every few feet.
If youíve ever driven in Boston traffic, it indeed takes 15 minutes to drive past 6 of those Dunkin Donuts.

Anyways, back to Waffle House. Iím kind of surprised it hasnít expanded farther to the north. I wonder if higher labor costs prevent it from being viable?
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If Waffle House expanded to cover New England, I'd go there but I'd bring my own maple syrup. I have friends who do that at one of the surviving mom & pop breakfast/lunch places.
Their pecan waffles are actually pretty good. With real maple syrup, they would be amazing.

I go there maybe twice a year or so. Even though I have about 5 within 15 minutes of where I live, ironically the last time I went was in St. Pete Beach last fall.

We're fortunate to have several other local places I like, the Original Pancake House and the Flying Biscuit (now a regional chain).

My all time favorite though is the Silver Skillet in Midtown. It's probably 50+ years old, and is the real deal Southern Diner. The waits on the weekend can be too much though.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Seeing that Ohio has a bunch of Waffle Houses and Michigan has zero pretty much sums up the difference between the two states. Ohio is basically the Deep South to me. It even has that twangy almost-southern accent.
Unless you've been to the south, I guess. Ohio is absolute northern.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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A&W hasn't been "real" root beer in decades. When I was a little kid, you used to be able to get a real rootbeer float in a frozen mug. It's now syrup and carbonated water.


If Waffle House expanded to cover New England, I'd go there but I'd bring my own maple syrup. I have friends who do that at one of the surviving mom & pop breakfast/lunch places. I've eaten at Waffle House maybe a dozen times over the years on business trips. It's kind-a hard to screw up breakfast.
Well it's not the root beer that I miss. It's the burgers. If you've only ever eaten A&W at small combo-joints (like with Long John Silvers), you have NOT actually had A&W.
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