Charlie Schoen has bonded with the staff of the Northside Drive and I-285 location—some he’s known since he was a child
Charlie Schoen isn’t your typical 20-year-old. Beset by disabilities, he’s long been confined to a wheelchair and is able to communicate only in his own language of gestures. His parents can understand him—and so can the staff of his favorite Waffle House, at Northside Drive and I-285.
And not just because it’s the only thing open
Ah, Christmas Day. Wake up and open presents. Spend time with family. Head to your favorite Waffle House?
The winning school of the annual giveaway also receives $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund
Last November two things the South takes very seriously—college football and Waffle House—got together for the second annual Waffle Wager. The winner of the Georgia–Auburn game earned free WaHo victuals for its city the following Wednesday (plus $10,000 toward the school’s general scholarship fund), with Athens reaping the benefits of a 34–7 blowout.
The iintriguing finds of Waffle House’s political giving
Last year the Washington Post looked at 2012 presidential election results and found that Mitt Romney won 16 of the 25 states that have at least one Waffle House. Of the states without a Waffle House, President Obama won all but eight.
Atlanta street names seem to change constantly, but it’s not an easy task
This summer, a stretch of Spring Street was renamed in honor of Ted Turner. Maybe you heard. Keeping up with our constant street name changes is a challenge, and not a new one: In 1903 the Atlanta Constitution reported that more than 225 city streets had changed names at least once—some as many as seven times.
Festivities include special events and giveaways at the Waffle House Museum
National Waffle Week, held the first week of September might be even bigger than usual this year because Waffle House turns 60 on Labor Day.
Get ready, 2017. Football and soccer are arriving on schedule
On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.
The first WaHo window failed because of the location. Could this one lead to a breakfast revolution?
The Norcross-based chain is testing the concept for the second time; the first WaHo window opened in August 2008 and closed after a year.
How the shindigs stack up
The Saint Patrick’s Day procession on Peachtree claims bragging rights as Atlanta’s oldest parade, but it’s second fiddle in its own state. Savannah’s parade, recognized nationwide, has drawn more than a million people. How the shindigs stack up.
Stephen “Cap” Larkworthy reveals his 4 steps to constructing Spider-Man
If you’ve taken in the spectacle of a sci-fi convention like Dragon Con, you might presume that all cosplay requires spandex, corsetry, and/or complicated wiring. But things are decidedly more low-tech at CardboardCon, which is “dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming.”