Waffle House Tweets About Whitney? Come On

This corporate Twitter feed takes the cake: Jon Bershad
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2012 4:54 PM CST
Waffle House Tweets About Whitney? Come On
Colleton County Fire and Rescue Department director Barry McRoy poses in front of the Waffle House in Walterboro, SC, Feb. 18, 2008. t.   (AP Photo/The Post And Courier, Melissa Haneline)

(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 and Super Bowl ads filled Bershad with faux enthusiasm: "Oh, man!" he writes. "I should totally ask them what their thoughts on the GOP primaries are. What does Waffle House think about the tensions with Iran?"

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"Wait, that’s more of a global issue. I should probably tweet the International House of Pancakes to talk about that." Bershan has long been amazed that "human cattle ... 'follow' soulless corporations" like McDonald's and Pepsi on Twitter. But Waffle House's tweets foretell future horrors: "After the corporations have complete control of the planet ... I’m going to look back and say that my favorite part of their bloody take over was when they hired 20 somethings to make them look friendly by using goofy hashtags." (Read more Waffle House stories.)

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