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Old 07-30-2019, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Unless you've been to the south, I guess. Ohio is absolute northern.
I have to agree, CookieSkoon. I'm originally from the Cleveland area, and it's never felt Southern to me until you get down to SE Ohio. Old river towns like Marietta and surrounding areas.
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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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.

I don't know about that. Michigan has one of the highest percentages of folks with Southern roots of any state outside of Dixie. Hundreds of thousands of Southerners, both black and white alike, came up north looking for work in the 1920s and 1930s, and there were jobs aplenty working in the automotive industry. Most of them worked at GM as opposed to Ford, because Henry Ford detested Southerners of any color and was hesitant to hire them (but he did hire Arabs because he believed them to be industrious and would provide cheap labor).
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:56 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Washington State...zero. Apparently we don't care for waffles.

Actually, I love them.
The spouse took me to a Waffle House when we went back to northern Florida to visit his family. Nothing special at all, it's basically a small version of Elmer's or IHOP with a much more limited menu. Just a step above fast food. I made myself unwelcome by asking for butter instead of margarine and real maple syrup instead of whatever that stuff is they use - they don't have either.

The spouse says the biggest plus was that they were still open when his band got off stage and that a bunch of semi-drunk musicians liked to eat cheaply.

Not something that I care about not being in the NW.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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There is a pretty interesting podcast on the "Household Name" podcast describing how FEMA has a "Waffle House Index" they use to gauge how badly the devastation from tornadoes and hurricanes were immediately following the disaster by seeing how quickly the Waffle House is back open, in most cases Waffle House could rally disaster support much faster than FEMA or other institutions.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I don't know that it is still true, but Waffle House used to install generators at each store so they could keep operating when the grid failed.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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I wish we'd get a Waffle House in New York. Pennsylvania has several so it's not like it's an exclusively southern thing.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:19 PM
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I wish we'd get a Waffle House in New York. Pennsylvania has several so it's not like it's an exclusively southern thing.
Why? I'm from the home of WF but NY, NJ, and CT has much much better diners.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Why? I'm from the home of WF but NY, NJ, and CT has much much better diners.
Waffle House is its own thing, it's not supposed to replace a diner. And I don't think the average diner in New York is that good anyway.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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MS has 72 Waffle Houses and also is 'America's Fattest State'


I see no correlation whatsoever
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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MS has 72 Waffle Houses and also is 'America's Fattest State'


I see no correlation whatsoever
That's not that high a number of Waffle Houses. Georgia has over 400
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