By Quinn Eaton
Oh what we would all do to sit inside the rectangular house of waffles once more. Imagine cutting into your All-Star special while watching a fistfight outside illuminated by the nostalgic yellow Waffle House lights. Waffle House truly offered dinner and a show.
What is it that makes Waffle House such a special place to be? Is it the pleasant aroma of breakfast food that dances around your nostrils as you enter? Maybe it is the fact that the menus are sticky, but not too sticky? It is hard to narrow down Waffle House's most redeeming quality, but one thing is for sure: Waffle House, we need you. We didn't realize what we had until it was gone. Where else can I feel so loved yet be so intimidated to use a public bathroom?
Waffle House closed up shop pretty quickly, and I respect their decision. The House of Waffles has always been for the people, by the people. They made this decision because they had the best interest of their employees and their customers in mind. It is like when Batman left Gotham at the end of the Dark Knight (1/3 of quite possibly the best film trilogy of all time). It was not a goodbye, it was just a see you later. Batman came back when the people needed him most, and Waffle House will do just that.
Waffle Houses are currently redesigning and modifying their restaurants in order to make the dining-in experience safer. Godspeed Waffle House, godspeed. Get everything in order as fast as possible so we can all return to our Waffle Home. You can wear gloves and frisbee the waffles out to us in the parking lot if you have to. Just know this Waffle House: we love you, we miss you, and we hope to see you soon.
Photo Credits: wsj.com
Authors: Isaac Bayer, Thad Buchanan, Quinn Eaton, Garrett Howell, Cole Manion, Dawson Martin, DJ Pigg, Adam Redfern
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