Waffle House, America’s beloved breakfast chain, isn’t just the home of scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns—it’s also an infamous magnet for debauchery. It’s unclear why, though you might get some hints from Jermaine Dupri on the “Welcome to Atlanta Remix,” when he raps, “After the party it’s the Waffle House / If you ever been here you know what I’m talkin about.” At any rate, the restaurant has seen its fair share of ridiculous crimes, absurd news stories, and vicious post-club brawls.
In short, the 24/7 diner chain is a breeding ground for weirdness. There has got to be something in those spongy, syrup-drenched waffles that makes people go insane, conspire against the government, and attempt to wear cheeseburgers as flip-flops after having sex in a parking lot (each one of these things has actually happened). True story: Both Kid Rock and Insane Clown Posse have gotten into altercations at Waffle House.
Learning about Waffle House is like watching a David Lynch film: you see a disturbing, seemingly unreal look at America’s warped underbelly. The only difference is that these stories happen in a cheap, greasy, Southern chain. In order to fully understand the level of insanity, we’ve compiled a list of the weirdest things that have happened at Waffle House.
Click through the slide show to witness the 10 weirdest things that have taken place in and around Waffle Houses across the United States.