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Pleasantly surprised by the service I received from the employees at this location.
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WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA -- At approximately 2:00 AM on the morning of May 17, 2010, I was six hours into a drive home after a weekend spent visiting my relatives in Charlotte, North Carolina. I had just driven over 360 miles, and I was starting to doze off behind the wheel when I exited the interstate and pulled into the Waffle House restaurant located at 980 Millwood Pike in Winchester, Virginia to take a break.

The waitress (I think her name was Megan) and the cook (I don't recall his name) were extremely friendly, and after spending about a half an hour drinking coffee and engaging in conversation with them, they made sure that I was fully revived before I got back into my car and resumed my trip.

I have been to Waffle House locations all over the South, and I must say that the two employees I met at this location were the friendliest ones that I have ever encountered.
     
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Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
I am not a fan of Waffle House, but it sounds like you got great service at this location!
MRM on 05/27/2010:
CaptainSpaulding, long time, no see!
MRM on 05/27/2010:
I didn't know theres more than 1 Waffle House in VA.
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
I guess ya learn something new every day.
DebtorBasher on 05/27/2010:
Good review Captain...now...about that picture on your blog....is it still there? I AIN'T visiting until its gone!
PepperElf on 05/27/2010:
*sends a scary clown running after DB!*

=)
MRM on 05/27/2010:
I only been to Waffle House one time on Northampton Blvd and that place was crawling with cockroaches. It was frightening to see several of them crawling on tables and floors!

And please Old Fart, don't say that roaches are clean creatures.
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
Same thing with the one on Indian River Rd.
DebtorBasher on 05/27/2010:
*Smacks Pepper up the side of her head*
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
Excellent review Heywood.
Skye on 05/27/2010:
Nice review Captain!
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
Nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat at Waffle House after a night of drinking. At least, that's when I go there.
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
I will try one of these waffle houses someday (VH)
MRM on 05/27/2010:
Wally, you'll make new friends with the roaches there.
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
Well Wally, how bout a double date? I'm sure I can find a guy to go on a date with me and you and your gf *looks in my little black book*
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
More protein for me then MRM.
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
A double date? you mean like meeting you. woah
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
*smacks wally*
Anonymous on 05/27/2010:
Glad the service was friendly, but how was the food?
GenuineNerd on 05/27/2010:
Nothing like two waffles and a large order of hashbrowns capped, covered, and smothered. (mushrooms, cheese, and diced ham, I think.)
CaptainSpaulding on 06/08/2010:
gnuaqui: I didn't have any food, but the coffee was great!
ray-ray on 02/19/2013:
Smothered, covered, and capped. Onions, cheese, and mushrooms.
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The Best of Managers
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Rating: 5/51
MALVERN, ARKANSAS -- started working around March. jobs were pretty scarce at that time and I really needed it I knew it would be rough but I never thought like that. I assumed the customers were the ones but no its the people that you work with thank god for my boss if it wasn't for him I would be living in the woods. he stood beside me and I don't myself know how but he lead me all the way till I can stand my ground and call my orders right I still make mistakes but if not for him I wouldn't even have a job. thanks Glenn!! thanks for your patience
     
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onlooker on 08/06/2013:
This is great. I sure hope that you have also mailed a letter to the corporate management office. It would be a great thing to do
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Corporate Policy Forbids Senior Citizen Discounts
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Rating: 1/51
MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA -- My wife and I started dining at the Wafflehouse in Morehead City, North Carolina....we inquired about senior citizen discounts...the manager told us that there was none offered....I had read on line (brads deals) that wafflehouse was listed as offering senior discounts so I sent messages through the wafflehouse website on three different occasions wanting corporate to verify one way or the other concerning discounts for seniors...I never received any response...so I called corporate headquarters and left a message.

Someone did call me and told me that offering senior discounts was against company policy...also, I found out from the manager of wafflehouse I visited that no newspaper machine is allowed on the premises because corporate does not want to encourage patrons to enjoy that second cup of coffee and they will leave quicker. It is distressing to know that seniors are not appreciated...and that papers are not allowed to be purchased on premises to increase corporate profits...
     
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trmn8r on 08/18/2012:
I'm not a senior citizen yet, but I have to admit I don't quite understand the concept of a senior citizen discount. I've saved money all my life, and I'm hoping to spend a little extra on myself before I die.

It seems to me that a retail establishment would have to increase prices for everyone if they are going to offer senior discounts - the money has to come from somewhere.

Therefore, I personally wouldn't hold it against a restuarant if they didn't offer a discount to seniors.

If the restauarant encouraged reading while dining, imagine what would happen if a significant number of diners took advantage of it. There would be a line of customers waiting to be seated, and several papers spread open with relaxed readers in no hurry to leave. This would have a dual impact on the restaurant's ability to make money. Some would get upset and leave, and the number served would go down.
leet60 on 08/18/2012:
U.S. restaurants in general, are not typically friendly to patrons remaining seated at a table after a meal is finished. Time is money to them and a table being occupied for an extended period after the meal is finished, with the only potential to make money being drink refills, is not conducive to their bottom line. I have traveled throughout the world and find this to be almost exclusive to the U.S. In many European countries you can remain at a table for long periods and are welcome.

As for senior discounts, personally, as a senior citizen I do not seek these. I know many are on a fixed income and it is a benefit to them, allowing them to eat out when otherwise they may not be able to. I can't imagine that wafflehouse would be losing that much money as most senior discounts are 10% or less, which is minimal in my opinion.
Anonymous on 08/18/2012:
Seems to me that the majority of their business comes in at night after the bars close. Their establishments are usually very small. They really don't have the capacity to have people lounge around and read the paper and sip coffee for hours at a time. Starbucks welcomes that type of crowd (their chairs are more comfy too).
FoDaddy19 on 08/18/2012:
I think your complaint should be with Brad's Deals instead of Waffle House, as that it seems that Brad's Deals steered you wrong in the first place. Also keep in mind that a senior discount is not a right or anything. It's just a perk that some businesses offer, it's not an entitlement.
melissa253 on 08/18/2012:
I can totally understand restaurants not wanting people to sit and read the paper while sipping coffee. Time is money.
charlesheartsill on 08/19/2012:
I know some of the comments are well intentioned...but not well thought out because mcdonalds...chic fil a and our Burger King offers free newspapers to read, plus they have a newspaper machine outside each establishment.
jonthethird on 08/19/2012:
the free newspapers at McDonalds are those left by previous customers (in CA at least.)
George on 06/12/2013:
Here in Madison, Al. several fast food establishments suscribe to newspapers to give out to customers. I stop there for the free paper, and always order a drink plus snack, too. It pays here.
Dee on 08/19/2013:
Chick-fil-a, McDonalds and Burger King do not make money on their tables - customers are not served by servers. Every table at Waffle House has to be manned by a server so the turnover needs to be quicker for the company to make money.
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The Music
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Rating: 1/51
WARRENTON, MISSOURI -- My mother and I went to the Waffle House located in our home town yesterday which was 3-23-12 at 5 :00 pm and could not even hear my self talk let alone the waitress the music was so loud like being at a concert. my mother is blind and I have to read her the menu so I asked the girl if she could turn it down a bit, she came back and said no she couldn't because they don't have a key to get to it to turn it down. well needless to say we got up and left. we have been in there before and never has the music been so loud you can't hear any one talk. Now I don't know if she was telling me true or not but if she was I am telling you that there are a number of restaurants in Warrenton, and that's what we did got up and went to Dennys.

Barbara Sullivan
     
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Anonymous on 03/24/2012:
Good review! Always let your money do the talking...
old fart on 03/24/2012:
There's nothing worse than extra loud music in a place that "should " provide a place of warmth and relaxation... I'd never even have sat down on entering that kind of environment.
Who needs to hear Lawrence Welk or elevator music at 5000 decibels.
CrazyRedHead on 03/25/2012:
Even without music, Waffle House doesn't strike me as a place with warmth and a relaxing atmosphere. I do go there quite a bit, but then, It's the only place for a good breakfast. I don't consider fast food to be a good place for breakfast, to processed. I'm sure that there are a few smaller places but I haven't really looked.
trmn8r on 03/25/2012:
"Even without music, Waffle House doesn't strike me as a place with warmth and a relaxing atmosphere."

More true words I don't believe have been spoken. They may have cranked the music up to distract "diners" as to what is going on around them.

I empathize with the OP - some eateries are militant about sound levels, and employees are not empowered to alter the "entertainment" significantly.
GenuineNerd on 03/26/2012:
Was the jukebox playing those "Waffle House" songs at the time? I know that many of them are both funny and hokey (I own a CD of Waffle House songs.) Still, regardless of the music, the jukebox shouldn't have been on that loud.
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Dirty cook at Waffle House
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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I always ate at Waffle House but I never watched how they make the food, but now that I paid attention to the cook, I realized they are so dirty. This happened just today around 2 AM on Aug 3, As I came, I saw the cook smoking, then I went to my table and ordered my food. The waitress went to the cook and told him my order, so he went straight to cook the food, I saw that he never used any plastic gloves, or washed his hands because he was smoking, that's so dirtty. When I stood up to my right as a consumer, and I told him, that I saw him smoking and he never washed his hands, he got all mad, and said that he won't serve me, and that I was free to walk out the door. I DIDN'T WANT TO ARGUE SO I LEFT, SINCE HE KICKED ME OUT, BUT THIS IS THE LAST TIME I AM GOING THERE, THEY NEVER USE GLOVES, WHO KNOWS WHERE THEIR HANDS WERE ?
     
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Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
It's a Awffle House! Hit the wall and see how many roaches jump out. The cooks hands have to be cleaner than the establishment.
tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
Consider this: You could see what was going on in Waffle House. Can you image what may go on in restaurants where you do not see the kitchen or the cook? Some would probably make Waffle House look like an operating suite.
Soaring Consumer on 08/03/2009:
You may want to file a complaint with the health department.
MRM on 08/03/2009:
That should have been a work policy, not smoking while on the job.
bcd on 08/03/2009:
Smoking is a nasty habit. Good review.
old fart on 08/03/2009:
I would kill for a cigarette...
tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
Just curious, bcd, are you an ex-smoker?
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
Old Fart, any more cigarette's and they may kill you instead.
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
I'm not a former smoker (I've never even tried one), and I'm completely in agreement with BCD. It's messy, it's expensive, and oh yeah it can kill you! I hate to think of any M3C member sick or dying from it.
DigitalCommando on 08/03/2009:
I think smokers fall into 2 basic categories. 1.) The comfortable smoker: they know all of the bad stuff about it and have accepted that they can't beat the habit and will go to their grave with a cigarette in hand and have no problem with that. When confronted with it, they quietly extend the minds middle finger and just laugh it off. I don't mind these smokers. Then there is the nazi smoker. These people have little comfort within themselves and pounce on every opportunity to defend the indefensible going so far as claiming a 'right' to smoke even though it is not even mentioned in the constitution/bill of rights or any state law as a right. These nicotine-crazed pitbulls have two self-inflicted problems.
tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
I remember back in the '50's and '60's most people smoked wherever they wanted. Most people thought nothing of it. The only place smoking was banned was in an elevator and on a plane during takeoff/landing.

Today the worst complainers are the ex-smokers.

I, myself, am an ex-smoker. It doesn't bother me to be around it nor do I desire to have cigarette. I also do not preach to or condemn those who do enjoy it.

Things have sure changed.
DigitalCommando on 08/03/2009:
Chuck, back then nobody was concerned because they didn't know the full effect of asbestos, malathion, ddt, radiation, flouride and yes, cigarettes to name a few. Today we have educated people who are aware of what they eat, drink and breath. Are you saying it was better back then just because people were ignorant to the evils?
tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
DC, no, not at all. Just a comment about how things have changed.
DigitalCommando on 08/03/2009:
We've come a long way baby!
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
What grinds my gears are the laws that ban smoking, which is legal, in privately owned establishments. A dude who owns a bar, restaurant or bowling alley should be the only person to determine the smoking policy for the business he/she owns. The nanny state stepping in on this one is just not right.

Although, I got to be honest I do like it when there is no smoking in a restaurant but that should have and would have came about by consumer pressure. We didn't need a law. That was just the lazy way out.
tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
I agree 100%, Crabman. The only mandated requirement might be the prominent posting of a notice that this privately owned establishment permits smoking.
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
North Carolina just banned smoking in restaurants. I'm allergic to the smoke, so now I can go out to eat more often.
DigitalCommando on 08/03/2009:
And maybe the bar, restaurant or bowling alley should be allowed to only allow white people in, keep out the handicapped so they done't have to spend thousands to accommodate them and maybe they can even require a minimum fico score to keep out the poor non-spenders too. Laws are in place because that if owners were responsible for some choices, the wrong ones will be made. Laws level out the playing field and allow everybody to compete equally, that's why they are there.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
Eloise, California has had a smoking ban on bars and restaurants for years. You're right it is nice to be able to go anyplace you want without worring if it will be full of 2nd hand smoke or not. I don't like leaving someplace with your clothes smelling like an ash tray.

DC, excellent points.

Skye on 08/03/2009:
You were smart to leave. Who knows what special surprise might have ended up in your food.

I have never been to a Waffle House. We have one in town, and every time I drive by it, the smell that comes from that place makes me want to vomit.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
This is what I never got. If people didn't like leaving the someplace smelling like an ash tray then why would they choose to enter in the first place? Nobody forced them to patronize a smoking establishment. It was indeed a freewill choice. I guess taking responsibility for one's own choices isn't too chic anymore.

Where does it stop? Should all establishments have extra large booths and bar stools to accommodate obese people. Should all restaurants be forced to offer up kosher and vegan options in order to level out the playing field? I'm allergic to shell fish should all restaurants be forbidden from serving shell fish.

When lazy people turn to the government to solve all their discomforts it won't be long till their biggest discomfort will be that same government.

tnchuck100 on 08/03/2009:
Crabman, unfortunately that is EXACTLY the way it is headed. In another 50 - 75 years the conditions defined in the record "In the year 2525" will come to pass. I will not be here to suffer these consequences.
Skye on 08/03/2009:
Crabman,

You slay me :)
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
Seem to remember a whiney rant from someone about having to follow a smoker out the gate after work. All that whining because he felt the rules were not being followed. Like he found out sometimes it's not a choice to be around smoke or not. Yes, I prefer not to but that's not always an option.

Laws and rules are in place to try to level out the playing field as he found out.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
Now superbowl I was complaining about employees not following the employer's smoking policy that was agreed to by the employee's union. There is a huge difference between policies made by the owner and those forced upon the owner by the government via statute. Apples and oranges my friend.
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
I was still living in CA when they made the ban, I loved it. VA has this ban too.
Ponie on 08/03/2009:
Glad it was '2 AM' and not 2 AM in the afternoon.
Ponie on 08/03/2009:
OF. add to that a convert to the Catholic religion. :)
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
This is what I would expect in BF South Carolina...
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
Ponie, too funny!
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
My family is Catholic and someone told my son that Catholics aren't Christians. I was rolling on the floor, but my son was confused.
bcd on 08/03/2009:
I approve of the smoking bans because I don't like my right to breathe clean air to be infringed upon by somebody who doesn't care about their own health so they certainly don't care about the health of others.
Eloise on 08/03/2009:
I'm right up there with you BCD. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, and can't be around it. Period! If I can't go into a store or restaurant because people are smoking in front that's wrong.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
A man spends his hard earn money to buy land, build a structure, buy inventory, develop a business plan and put his livelihood on the line to start a business. What gives anybody the right to dictate to that man that he can't allow the legal activity of smoking to occur on his property. What next? You don't care for the smell of fish so you're going to pass a law to prevent him from serving fish? This is not about your right to breathe fresh air it's about the rights of the owners to enjoy as they see fit the property in which they own. Laws that infringe on private property ownership rights erode the concept of individuals owning property. The more the state can dictate silly mandates to the use of private property the more than private ownership evolves into public ownership of everything where one pays for the right to be the caretaker. I believe the public ownership of all property is called communism. Well perhaps some of you are still holding onto to the notion of communism but not this NIC. Ya know what NEXT we're going to let the government own the automakers, be investors in private banks and own the health care system?
BokiBean on 08/03/2009:
"Laws that infringe on private property ownership rights erode the concept of individuals owning property."

Beautifully put, Crabby!
bcd on 08/03/2009:
The business owner should not have the right to dictate what happens on his property when it infringes on the health of others. That's why murder is not legal on private or public property.

Fortunately the majority rules.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
Crab, I hear the music playing in the background! I hate smoking, but I do appreciate the rights of property owners. Unfortunately, there are laws to abide by even when owning a home. I do believe they have been in place for years. People never knew about second hand smoke in years past. Now they do. It greatly affect the employees of these establishments--who may not be able to find a job elsewhere at this time. Let's give them some thought too.
Anonymous on 08/03/2009:
bcd, You do realize that murder is illegal in every state and that smoking is legal in every state? Should the state be able to tell people that their privately own houses must be non smoking ya know just in case a non-smoker might drop by for a visit. Because we can't infringe on the visitor's health who make the freewill choice to visit said private property. That would be wrong.

Majority rules? Huh, so I guess if the majority wanted to institute a law that mandated every single property owner MUST allow smoking on their property you'd be okay with being forced to allow smoking in your home because fortunately the majority rules?

The most despicable of tyrannical laws are always disguised as being for the public good or the public security. If freedom is anything it is the freedom of self determination for ourselves and our property. When you chip away at others freedoms you're chipping away at your own as well.

Ya know I do not care for cigarette smoke. Before the Oklahoma smoking ban I chose not to patronize establishments that chose to allow their places to be an ash tray. I took that responsibility for myself. I sure the hell don't need the government to take that away from me. That's just me though a freedom loving believer in the dreams of our founding fathers and the philosophies of the age on enlightenment. A relic if you will.
Anonymous on 08/04/2009:
Can I get a "Right On!" for my man Crabby?
BokiBean on 08/04/2009:
Right on with the right on. I'd vote for him...course he knows that.
bcd on 08/04/2009:
Let’s not confuse public and private property rights. What people do on their private property is their business. When they open their property to the public they are expected to observe reasonable rules of health and safety. Our elected legislators agree with this and that's why local municipalities have the right to create ordinances and health codes. If not for the health codes many restaurants would have dirty bathrooms with no soap and hot water for the food handlers and customers, dirty kitchens, slime growing in ice machines, and customers blowing foul tobacco smoke on other customers. So, smokers quit crying about your rights and take your nasty habit outside. Enough said.
jktshff1 on 08/04/2009:
Crabby, I with you. bcd, I open a business to the public, at that point, it becomes the public's right to shop or not to shop. The smoking laws regarding private businesses are a useless waste of time and money. JUST DON'T GO THERE!!! How hard is that to understand?
Next, they are going to proclaim that a business have a deaf translator (I am deaf)on hand, someone that can speak all languages, it goes on and on.
Businesses are allowed in my and most other states to put a no guns sign up. Guess what??? I DON"T GO TO THOSE PLACES! Some of them were businesses I'd been dealing with for years. Some of them took them down, some didn't.
But it's the private business owner that get's to make that decision. Not the gubment.
People better wake up, the gubment controlling every facet of you life is not that far away.
Ponie on 08/04/2009:
'... the gubment controlling every facet of you life is not that far away.'

I disagree, jktshff1. It's here right NOW.
Anonymous on 08/04/2009:
"Let’s not confuse public and private property rights."

Let's not confuse public and private property. Just because I make my private property available to the public that SHOULD NOT make it public property. The very key stone of liberty is INDIVIDUAL rights over the rights of the GROUP. When the rights of the group outweigh the rights of the individual then there is no liberty only well meaning governments which as Ponie and Jkt pointed out trying to control every facet of our lives.
Greenchic on 08/05/2009:
I do love their pattymelts with hashbrowns....I try not to look while they make my food. If I want to be picky, I cook my own food at home
BokiBean on 08/05/2009:
hahaha@"I try not to look"
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Something disturbing an employee told me
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My boyfriend and I were eating at Waffle House one time and we were talking with the waiter. The management is awful. The dishes are supposed to be washed in hot water but to save money, they instruct their employees to wash everything in cold water. Cold water mixed with sanitizer is only supposed to be used at the end after the soaking, scrubbing, and rinsing is complete. Another disgusting thing they do is this: if you do not use your coffee cream packets, mayo packets, jelly packets, etc., they will rinse them off and serve them to another customer. This may not seem that disgusting to you, but you have to think about what kind of bacteria can get in those packets, especially the jelly and cream ones that are easier to open. I worked at a restaurant before and we were never instructed to do this! In fact, we probably would have been fired if we were seen doing that, that is disgusting! I realize now that you get what you pay for. I would rather pay more for better quality food, properly sanitized dishes and utensils, and unused condiment packets.

I wrote this as an informative bit because I never personally saw the employees do this. I don't have trouble believing it though based on horror stories from friends. Apparently, the health board has been called about this, but Waffle House continues to do it except for the days that health inspectors come in. Very nice.

Since Waffle House cares so little about the health of their patrons, I decided to avoid this restaurant at all costs. The food is too greasy anyway and the dishes served can easily be made at home. Omelettes, hamburgers, and cereal with milk are not complicated to make. This would be an ideal spot to eat when traveling because the food is predictable, but not if you run the risk of contracting diseases.
     
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Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
The hot/cold water thing is disturbing and may warrant a call to the Health department but as far as the packets go....are you saying they are given individually or are they already on the table? I worked at a restaurant where they sat on the table to be used at the customer's discretion. I don't see a problem.
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
They don't call them Awful Houses for nothing. They are greasy, that's for sure.
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
Nasty. Just nasty.
ejack053824 on 07/15/2009:
Good post! (Thumbs up)
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
I saw something on the news on how Dirty Waffle house kitchens were.
moneybags on 07/15/2009:
Definitely NOT the Waffle Houses in Lower Alabama. My daughter worked there, made decent money, great tips, and commented frequently about the cleanliness and rules regarding food and sanitation. And where would we go to eat after a Mardi Gras Ball!?!
moneybags on 07/15/2009:
And you, yourself, admitted that you never witnessed this. Was this a disgruntled employee making waves?
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
Why would the waiter offer up all of this information to you?

Was this before or after you ordered?

BokiBean on 07/15/2009:
Second hand info. About as reliable.

Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
Liz, you eat there and now want to rant about how nasty the place is?
If this disgruntled waiter knows all of this then he should be strung up with the management for not reporting it.
BokiBean on 07/15/2009:
zz makes a good point. Why is this waiter telling customers and not the health department..
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
I'm skeptical. The first thing the BOH does when they inspect is measure the temperature in the dishwasher. Considering the amount of grease they generate, nothing would ever get clean in cold water. I'm thinking disgruntled ex-employee here.
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
KenPopcorn +100.
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
Whenever I'm at Waffle House, I'm too drunk to notice the cleanliness of the place. I just want my eggs and sausage (shut up C2O)
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
hmmmmmm, so we have a member of the Waffle House waitstaff casually telling customers he doesn't know from adam, all the gorey details of how poorly this place is ran, eh? and you made the decision *not* to tell the manager why? (nh)
Ponie on 07/15/2009:
littleyaya, LOL! Sometimes you get more food that way, right? Like the leftover stuff from dishes being washed in cold water. :)
Anonymous on 07/15/2009:
Ew Ponie! I hope not!
Eloise on 07/15/2009:
As for the packets your shouldn't throw them away. They've NEVER been opened. Hello, lets just add to the landfill!
madconsumer on 07/15/2009:
as long as the packets are still sealed, how can any germs get in?
Anonymous on 07/16/2009:
The jelly and coffee cream packets have weak adhesive can get small openings that you may not be able to see. Also the paper used to close these packets are relatively thin. That's why they are not supposed to sit in ice, but rather in a dry tray with another tray containing ice. I am talking about packets that they give you individually, not the ones that are left on the table for the patron's discretion. I wouldn't use those either, you don't know what unwashed hands have touched those.
Anonymous on 12/11/2009:
I , unfortunately, am a cook at Waffle House and let me tell you it's all true...they even have a sign in the backroom that says "stop throwing money away" referring to the condiments. Every day I find packets with mold and mildew growing in them because not only does the condiment get covered with bacteria from being around all that food and dirty dish sink, but if they aren't being thrown away then they are sitting there until they expire. It is however against the fl health code laws, so, on days that health inspectors come the nasty rack of condiments is simply hidden until the inspector leaves. Management is aware of the illegalities of their actions...it even says so on our health inspection reports which they have to sign. They also keep the backdoor (and only fire exit) sealed with a numbered door tag to ensure that employees don't steal.... this is a violation of fire safety codes. Major violation in fact because its putting customers and employees at risk in the event of a fire. This they also hide when a health inspector comes, however they have been cought and fined for it twice at my store...yet it still keeps happening. Wafflehouse is THE MOST PARANOID company I've ever personally seen or heard of and I find it despicable. The list of things they do goes on and on and on and on. Lately my manager has told me that the price of tomatoes has gone up which means... you guessed it... old tomatoes with rotten bad spots are now being served to make up the price difference. as far as the cold water yes that's true too... my manager even had the sink replaced recently so that we cannot use the hot water from it....outrageous! Wafflehouse is a dirty crooked place and I intend to do something about it. I have pictures documentation and everything else needed to take this public and I intend to do so. anyone interested in helping with more information is welcome to write me back.
Anonymous on 12/11/2009:
and yes these packets should be thrown away... they are covered with bits of food and bacteria...some of the packets in there HAVE been opened...and some of the condiments are supposed to be refrigerated. These condiments are all sprayed together and if there's even a tiny tear in any of them all that bacteria is then inside. These packets fill up a rack and are just hosed off at the end of a shift...those girls are ready to go home and don't clean them that well and they don't look to see if any have come opened. besides all of this IT'S AGAINST THE LAW.

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HOUSTON, EVERYWHERE, TEXAS -- Every time it's just awesome! These ladies are class infinity! They gotta deal with drunkards, low rent ja's, country bumpkins who don't know how to tip..they see it all....and still smile, nice & tolerant... God bless!
     
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL, FLORIDA -- I couldn't find anywhere to praise your restaurant so, I chose this method.

This is a great place for eggs. The waitress Jess and her husband Mike the chef, are the nicest people, they make you feel welcome. And the food is done exactly as you want it. I just wanted you to know what two great employees you have.
     
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andbran on 06/06/2012:
my husband took me to this place many times while we were dating. he did not have much money then(not even now)but it was not the place it was the person. we will celebrate 30 years in 2 weeks
PeachFuzz on 09/15/2012:
Andbran: this is not the same outfit you'ns went to 30 years ago. Its in chapter 11 and they bareley keep these places open hiring just anybody (get my drift) just to finance the bankruptcy process. Stay out of these places. Its yesterday.
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA -- Over this passed weekend, my wife and I along with her Aunt were in Tallahassee. We stopped at the Waffle House on Walden Road for a Sandwich.
The sandwich was good, but looking around the place was filthy. The table we were it, I had to put a napkin under the syrup as it was sticking t the table. Enough said!
     
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Alain on 05/29/2012:
Tell Waffle House they have a clean up problem at this location: http://www.wafflehouse.com/contact-us/contact-us or [5986 Financial Dr., Norcross, GA 30071] (770) 729-5700.
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Poor service and dirty facility
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HOUMA, LOUISIANA -- I have on several occasions eaten at the Waffle House on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Houma Louisiana. Many times I was deeply disappointed and disturbed with the cleanliness and service in this establishment. My husband and I made a final attempt on Saturday, July 25th to have supper there around 8:30 or so. When we walked in there were egg shells in the middle of the floor. The floors are always extremely dirty and yucky. The service is sometimes O. K. but the other night your cook was obviously not in a good mood. We ended up leaving and I don't think I will be back there until someone does something about this. It didn't just happen and I'm surprised someone else didn't complain.

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Anonymous on 07/30/2009:
"Many times I was deeply disappointed and disturbed with the cleanliness"

I don't think I'd get past time ONE.
skelly39 on 07/30/2009:
I'm with MissMarple: if you were disturbed by this place, why would you continue to go back "many" times?
Anonymous on 07/30/2009:
I expect this sort of thing in BF Louisiana..Gators cruising through the dirt lot where you park your lawnmower.Hicks blowing on jugs etc.......
goduke on 07/30/2009:
At least it's not New Jersey.
BokiBean on 07/30/2009:
*beats on TW with a lawnmower fan belt*
Nohandle on 07/30/2009:
Many folks end up at the Waffle House when they are pretty well toasted, so egg shells on the floor would not be of importance. You obviously were quite aware of your surroundings. Why on earth did you ever return to that location after the first visit?
old fart on 07/30/2009:
Whenever I went to a Waffle house for breakfast there were always several sloppy drunks nursing a hangover at 5 in the morning..
A little food on the floor was okay as long as it wasn't previously eaten..
Anonymous on 07/30/2009:
Old fart, Waffle House food is best eaten when drunk. Next time, please come over and say hi to me.
MSCANTBEWRONG on 07/30/2009:
I got to be drunk to eat at Waffle House...then I don't really give a crap...
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