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Charges: Maid Tried to Blackmail Ex-Waffle House CEO Using Sex Tape

She and her lawyers were allegedly seeking millions

(Newser) - A woman and her attorneys have been charged with secretly videotaping her having sex with a former Waffle House CEO and using the recording to try to extort millions of dollars from him, the AP reports. Mye Brindle, John Butters, and David Cohen were indicted Friday. The indictment alleges former... More »

Cops: Waffle House Worker Spiked Guy's Drink With Meth

He's still in a hospital almost two months later: police

(Newser) - Authorities say a former employee of a Waffle House in north Georgia has been arrested and accused of spiking a male coworker's drink with methamphetamine, leaving the worker hospitalized. A Dawson County sheriff says 43-year-old Sonserea Dawn Evans—since fired—is facing felony aggravated battery and drug charges over... More »

Cops: Man Kills Waffle House Employee Over Smoking Policy

He allegedly shot her in the head when she asked him not to smoke

(Newser) - A customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed an employee at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi on Friday after she asked him not to smoke, police said. Police received a call about the shooting shortly after 1am local time, said Biloxi police Sgt. Donnie Dobbs. The customer,... More »

Customer Shoots Would-Be Waffle House Robber

Authorities rushed the robber to a nearby hospital

(Newser) - A would-be robber surprised the morning crew at a Waffle House yesterday and got quite the shock in return: a customer who opened fire and shot him dead, the Post and Courier reports. Later identified as Joshua Jermaine Davis, 19, the robber apparently made his move before 5am at the... More »

Waffle House Diners Wowed by 5-Year-Old's Selfless Act

Kindhearted Josiah Duncan begged his mom to buy a meal for homeless man

(Newser) - Josiah Duncan isn't just any 5-year-old. When he saw a homeless man standing outside a Waffle House in Prattville, Ala., he started quizzing his mom. "Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?" were some of Josiah's queries, Ava Faulk tells... More »

Waffle House Tweets About Whitney? Come On

This corporate Twitter feed takes the cake: Jon Bershad

(Newser) - Waffle House is home to more than wacky crime and weird behavior . It also has an equally weird Twitter feed—that is, if you consider it strange for corporate entities to solicit our opinions on current events, Jon Bershad writes on Mediaite . Waffle House's recent tweets about Whitney Houston... More »

Waffle House Serves Up Crime, Wackiness

From robberies to terror plots, fast-food chain has it all

(Newser) - Unlike Vegas, what happens at Waffle House doesn't stay at Waffle House, and what happens at Waffle House seems to be an inordinate amount of crime and strange stuff. The New York Times examines an unlikely rash of crime tied to the cheery yellow-roofed all-day-breakfast joints—ranging from a... More »

How Bad Was the Storm? Check the Waffle House

If it's closed, it was very bad

(Newser) - FEMA thinks of it as the "Waffle House Index"—an unscientific but reliable guide to the severity of a storm along the coast. If a store is serving a full menu, that's a good sign for the area, explains the Wall Street Journal . A limited menu, suggesting... More »

72-Year-Old Politician Gets in Food Fight at Waffle House

Heated debate turns messy between Georgia councilman, city developer

(Newser) - A city councilman in Georgia lost his cool at a Waffle House yesterday—and ended up covering a city official with food during an argument. John Williams, 72, spilled food, coffee, and water on Tony Robbins—chairman of the downtown development authority—during a fight over parking. Williams told a... More »

Mickelson Looks to Buy Waffle House Franchise

Golfer's company makes $20.2 million offer for budget restaurant chain

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has made a bid for SouthEast Waffles, a group of 105 Waffle House restaurants in four southern states, the Tennessean reports. Mickelson’s GS Acquisitions offered to buy SouthEast Waffles out of bankruptcy for $20.2 million. Though neither Mickelson nor his two other partners at GS have... More »

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