10 Things You Didn’t Know About Waffle House

Everything you could possibly want to know about the beloved 24/7 diner chain.


Few chains combine cult appeal and massive scale quite like Waffle House, the (mostly) Southern diner chain famous for its neon-yellow signage and dirt-cheap breakfast foods. With almost 1,700 locations in 25 states, almost everyone has paid a visit to Waffle House, but there's more to the restaurant than smothered hash browns and 3am fourthmeals. We dug up some of the more obscure bits of Waffle House lore, from the origins of its name to the surprising contents of its jukeboxes. Enter here for a comprehensive survey of everything Waffle House, including the reason why a closed Waffle House is cause to be very afraid. 

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  • Andrew

    Great piece! I love what this website does! Though i got to mention, as a Waffle House frequenter during those late nights in college, “covered” is for cheese and “smothered” is for onions on the “Lingo” slide. Still, loving it!

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