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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:17 AM

Waffle House closes 365 locations across the U.S.

Source: WAFB CBS News Affiliate Louisiana

By Josh Carter | March 24, 2020 at 5:21 PM CDT - Updated March 24 at 8:35 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Waffle House has now closed 365 locations across the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The breakfast-chain announced the news on their Facebook page Tuesday morning.

While more than 300 locations have closed, 1,627 remain open.

In a Facebook post on March 15th, Waffle House said that they were attempting to keep their customers safe and keep nearly 45,000 employees employed...

Read more: https://www.wafb.com/2020/03/24/waffle-house-closes-locations-across-us/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index

The Waffle House Index is an informal metric named after the Waffle House restaurant chain and is used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the effect of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery.[1]

If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That's really bad...[2]
— Craig Fugate, Former Head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency


The measure is based on the reputation of Waffle House for having good disaster preparedness and staying open during extreme weather, or reopening quickly afterwards...

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Reply Waffle House closes 365 locations across the U.S. (Original post)
blogslut Mar 25 OP
Texaswitchy Mar 25 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 25 #2
Cirque du So-What Mar 25 #3
catsudon Mar 25 #6
Jake Stern Mar 25 #11
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 25 #12
47of74 Mar 25 #14
Submariner Mar 25 #15
phandancer917 Mar 25 #17
Cirque du So-What Mar 25 #18
RobinA Mar 25 #24
MicaelS Mar 25 #27
Jake Stern Mar 25 #4
catsudon Mar 25 #7
Stryst Mar 25 #16
Dios Mio Mar 25 #5
mitch96 Mar 25 #8
Baclava Mar 25 #9
gibraltar72 Mar 25 #10
duforsure Mar 25 #13
highmindedhavi Mar 25 #19
Brother Buzz Mar 25 #21
highmindedhavi Mar 25 #22
Brother Buzz Mar 25 #23
Brother Buzz Mar 25 #20
KYBlue Mar 25 #25
gay texan Mar 25 #26

Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:22 AM

1. We are doomed.

Shit.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:54 AM

2. America will collectively lose 4-trillion pounds.

..........

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:54 AM

3. Waffle House locations have been long-renowned

as redneck arenas for violence and mayhem. I dare say many of their patrons are safer with locations closed.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:14 AM

6. well

maybe in your area, (and i agree some looks that way)

the one near me cater to mostly African Americans, and I recall one was a hero during a shooting last time

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:53 AM

11. Around my neck of the woods

WH is not bad at all. Probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s frequented by law enforcement for coffee/meal breaks, especially overnight.

The place for belligerent drunks, whack-a-doodle tweekers and other misfits is Denny’s.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:57 AM

12. Only because of their 24 hour status.

And in the overnight hours you sometimes have drunk people coming in and doing drunk things, and it makes news.

Other than that, they're perfectly fine. And quite delicious, I'll add.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:50 AM

14. when my sister lived in Florida

I went to visit them one time and the hotel was right next door to a Waffle House so I had to give them a try. The food was pretty good.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:53 AM

15. The WH fluffy omelets are outstanding

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:27 AM

17. And long renowned....

....for good food and nice people.

I dare say your snooty level is safer with locations closed.

Personally, I miss my Campfire Hashbrowns. Hashbrowns with EVERYTHING including eggs on top. BUT -- my weight WILL go down, so for that reason -- many patrons ARE safer.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

24. I'm Not From The South

but I travel there and I have always found a Waffle House when I needed one, the food is actual food cooked in front of you, and I've never had a problem with the other patrons. I wish they had pancakes, but what are you going to do. I find them one of the last vestiges of a more freewheeling time.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:27 PM

27. Of course, it has nothing to do with...

The fact that they are open 24/7, right?


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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:59 AM

4. Scattered, smothered and covered hash browns are my WH weakness

More than a few times that's all I've ordered.

Tried making it at home but it just isn't the same.


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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:18 AM

7. yes

did you freeze the shredded potatoes ?? also use clarified butter instead of straight butter

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:25 AM

16. I couldn't get them right

till I switched to ghee and using a flat grill. I think in a skillet you don't have enough real estate to keep the high surface heat you need.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:10 AM

5. I know

We’re screwed fer sure.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:54 AM

8. On my motorcycle travels around these beautiful United States WH was always a treat

The people behind the counter were always a great addition to the food. The things they would say like no one was listening to them. It was like a soap opera!! I NEVER had a problem at WH. The people were great, good to average service with passible if not mediocre food.
And yes that stuff will clog your arteries in a second..
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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:08 AM

9. "Temporarily closing" local reports say, Pecan waffles will be back!

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:33 AM

10. Guessing Bubba will think it's serious now.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:17 AM

13. You know it's getting really bad when...

...a CEO for Wafflehouse shuts everything down when he knows a pandemic is coming, while trump is trying to float and justify opening ever thing up and trying to blame and incite fear if the American people aren't with him now. Then he uses threats when he doesn't get his way and gets mad. Then he intentionally hurts people. Sounds more like putins in charge and we're in Russia.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:38 PM

19. Never heard of a Waffle House

SoCal native

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Response to highmindedhavi (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:07 PM

21. Think Roscoe's House Of Chicken And Waffles

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:52 PM

22. Thanks!

Roscoes must have been good at one time, tried it once, just ok.

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Response to highmindedhavi (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:47 PM

23. Time may be everything

Hollywood lunch was totally spot on. West LA, late at night, was just so-so, but memorable because Charlie Sheen pulled up in his bulletproof Maybach. We still chuckle because Charlie came over to our table to talk with my son about their sweaters, and my son started laughing, explaining his 'Penguin' sweater was a thrift store score.



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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:01 PM

20. Locksmiths, please pick up the nearest white courtesy telephone

I understand a lot of Waffle Houses misplaced their unused keys decades ago.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:56 PM

25. Looks like their trying to get some of that stimulus money!

Give us money or these wafflehouses shut down.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:06 PM

26. Wailing and rending of garments

Due to the lack of "Bert's Chilli"

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