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No two birthdays at Waffle House are the same. At a Roswell Road restaurant in Sandy Springs, you’ll receive a hearty “Happy Birthday” from the staff. At the Holcomb Bridge location in Roswell, you might get a free waffle.
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.
Ah, Christmas Day. Wake up and open presents. Spend time with family. Head to your favorite Waffle House?
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.
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.
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.
The company maintains a real estate sideline, connecting buyers and sellers of Waffle House properties. With their open kitchens and airy interiors, WaHos might seem ripe for conversion to lofts, but if you want to live in one, prepare for rezoning.
How much does Bon Appétit’s restaurant and drinks editor, Andrew Knowlton, love WaHo? Enough to work at—and report from—one for 24 hours.
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.