Waffle House was founded in 1955 by Joe Rogers, Sr., and Tom Forkner.This pair of friends wanted to combine the speed of fast food but with the service of a restaurant.By the end of the 1970s, there are over 400 locations. In 2007, the company repurchased their original restaurant, which had most recently been a Chinese food location, and made it a museum.
Although the company is privately owned and does not disclose financial information, the company says that 2% of all eggs used in the food service industry are sold to Waffle House.
In 2012, CEO Joe Rogers, Jr, is accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with his housekeeper. Today, Waffle House operates over 2100 restaurants in 25 US states.
The company claims to be the world’s largest seller of several of its menu item, including the namesake waffles, ham, pork chops, grits, and T-bone steaks.
Almost every Waffle House has a jukebox and, starting back in 2008, began offering candlelit dinners for Valentine’s Day.
We want answers and immediiate results or we will begin ti boycott your stores physically and on social media.
Your investors isnt going to be happy with the negative publicity. At hwy80 and I65 at the waffle House, I had the worst service and dinner in my life.That same year, one of the largest franchises, North Lake Foods, was purchased by Waffle House, Inc.The company reestablished the franchise the following year.I ordered the grilled bacon,chicken deluxe with a double order of hash browns,with ham,cheese,and I got my order it was a piece of grilled chicken,toast,and a single order of plain hash browns.They took it back and made my order with out ham in the hash browns,and no chilli.heated up what was called chilli and poored it on my hash browns.This area is being redeveloped and this restaurant needs to be remodeled. The employees there deserve to work in a better environment. Reply I have been a WH regular since the mid 60’s in Doraville, GA. We quit ordering Bacon for a while and then today decided to try it again. I literally had to wipe my tongue off because the rancid taste was so bad. I have to say the absolute worst food we ever had in the many years of dinning out.