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In Wake of Irma, FEMA May Turn to the Waffle House Index

'If a Waffle House is closed because there's a disaster, it's bad'

(Newser) - Want to know how a community is weathering a disaster? Look no further than Waffle House. The Southern diner chain is at the heart of an informal government test—the Waffle House Index—to find out how municipalities are dealing with hurricanes, tornadoes, and more. "The Waffle House test... More »

Man Claims Waffle House's Grease Is Ruining His Property

He's suing for $800K

(Newser) - Mack Crook Jr. may be the only person in America who doesn't love Waffle House. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Crook claims grease from a Waffle House in Anniston, Ala., has seeped across the property line and into the building he owns. He's seeking $800,000... 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 »

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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