“Waffle House, Waffle Home” by Jessica Blahut

Eating at Waffle House has been among the most ubiquitous American experiences since the first Waffle House opened in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. The yellow glow of the sign is a familiar sight off of any American highway promising hot breakfast twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The restaurant attracts people of all walks of life, making it a unique staple of the American landscape. The Waffle House located on Broad River Road, Irmo, South Carolina is no exception. This location offers a friendly, fast-casual experience making it a hub for families, travelers, and breakfast lovers alike.

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Waitress Diane Brown smiles as she rings out a customer.

Laura, Allie, Ryan and Austin Mellichamp enjoy an early dinner at Waffle House.

Enter a cLaura, Allie, Ryan and Austin Mellichamp enjoy an early dinner at Waffle House.

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There are 16 Waffle Houses in the greater Columbia, SC area, providing breakfast food at all hours.

Judy Derrick, a South Carolina native, enjoys her breakfast before work.

Judy Derrick, a South Carolina native, enjoys her breakfast before work.

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Judy Derrick enjoys her breakfast of grits, toast, and eggs. In addition to traditional breakfast food, Waffle House also serves sandwiches, steak, and chili.

Aaron Johnlewis, a line cook, prepares to go orders at Waffle House.

Aaron Johnlewis, a line cook, prepares to go orders at Waffle House.

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James Cogan, barely visible, takes a break from his shift as a line cook outside of Waffle House in Irmo, South Carolina.

 

 

 

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