In our ever continuing quest to tick things off of our bucket list Chris and I decided that we needed to experience our local Waffle House. A little known fact: we have not eaten at our local Waffle House since we moved here 4 1/2 years ago. We love to eat breakfast and breakfast for dinner but we gravitate towards non-chain establishments.
I recently listened to a podcast by Tommy Tomlinson on his SouthBound podcast about Waffle House. He interviewed Micah Cash who has authored a book entitled Waffle House Vistas that is a book I would love to check out. You can read an article about the book and the thoughts behind it that was published on The Bitter Southerner by clicking here. I loved it and it really is true about the culture at any Waffle House we have ever visited.
We were greeted immediately by several staff members upon entering our Brevard based Waffle House, found a booth and received steaming cups of hot coffee almost immediately. Our waitress Marcia took our order when we were ready and we watched as the two young men cooked our orders on the grill. We were served our delightful breakfasts and I commented a minute later as Chris was chowing down on his hash browns that I should have gotten them instead of grits but I do love grits so that was the logical choice.
A few minutes later Marcia appeared with this little plate of goodness. She had overheard me and had the guys cook up a small plate of hash browns for me at no cost.
And that is the whole beauty of Waffle House. Great service, personal attention, welcoming faces to anyone and everyone who steps over the threshold of their door. It’s a winning combination, right?
My sister, Paula, loves loves loves Waffle House and I think maybe now I understand why. I don’t think I ever took the time on any previous visit to any Waffle House we have ever stopped at ( now granted there haven’t been that many visits) to take it all in and understand how it truly is a place for everyone. The unwritten Waffle House rules are be kind, be respectful and don’t overstay your welcome when others are waiting to be seated. Seems like a really great way to live life, don’t you think?
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