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  • Waffle House good Samaritan shot to death paying for meals, handing out $20 bills

    04/09/2019 6:49:31 AM PDT · by Puppage · 93 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 04/09/2019 | ABC News
    <p>Police arrested Ezekiel Hicks, 25, on murder charges early Sunday in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was shot and killed at a Waffle House, in Gainesville, Florida, just a few miles west of the University of Florida.</p> <p>Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said the restaurant's surveillance camera captured an altercation between the two on video. Witnesses said the victim was arguing with a female acquaintance of the suspect, who was reportedly upset because Brewer's generosity didn't include her.</p>
  • Waffle House offering romantic Valentine's Day date night

    02/11/2019 4:26:13 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 40 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | Feb 9, 2019 | Staff
    NORCROSS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Looking for a last-minute dinner idea for your special someone this Valentine's Day? Why not celebrate love with something scattered, smothered, and covered. This year, select Waffle House restaurants accross 21 states will be offering a romantic night out for two to celebrate love that special way that only a Waffle House can offer. Nearly 200 restaurants in the chain will be dimming the lights, putting out nice white table cloths, and welcoming couples for a special dinner service. This is the 12th year in a row the company is celebrating with the Valentine's...
  • CBSs Coverage On Waffle Houses Secret Language Has Us Wondering What Planet They Came From

    02/04/2019 2:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | February 3, 2019 | Ashley (Kimber)
    The BRAVE souls over at CBS decided to venture over to the scary part of America where people eat grits instead of avocado toast. The cannot BELIEVE what they discovered. Tomorrow Did you know Waffle House has its own language? For instance “smothered” means with onions, and “covered” means topped with cheese Luke Burbank checks out the house that rules grits, hash browns and, of course, waffles — CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) February 2, 2019 WOWOWOWOW. SHOCKING. THIS IS HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. SO INTERESTING. SO RAW! SO …So pretentious. I mean, is this news to...
  • REPORT: Woman arrested for dancing naked in Waffle House parking lot

    01/24/2019 1:50:56 PM PST · by Gamecock · 90 replies
    WEARTV ^ | 1/23/2019 | Ly'Nita Carter
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR-TV) A 38-year-old woman was arrested by deputies after she dropped her pants, blocked traffic and exposed herself at a local Waffle House. According to the report, Escambia County Sheriffs Office (ECSO) deputies responded to the Waffle House located at 6913 Pensacola Boulevard in reference to a Baker Act. A Waffle House employee stated in the report, when he came to work on Monday Freedom Ryder Zobrist was trespassing on the property and due to her behavior, she was asked to leave the premises. According to the report, the employee contacted police after Zobrist continued to cause...
  • Good News: Waffle House Food Truck Feeds Hurricane Victims

    10/18/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The diner chain has its food truck in Panama City and theyre giving out free, tasty food to residents and relief workers. The beloved Southern eatery is known for staying open and cutting prices during hurricanes and theyve been feeding hungry folks there for days from their truck. Waffle House has been tweeting photos of people lined up at the food truck, along with their location for the day and the hashtag, "#ScatteredSmotheredandRecover.
  • Hurricane Michael is so bad that 18 Waffle Houses are closing (Waffle House Index = RED)

    10/10/2018 5:07:15 PM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | Oct 10, 2018 | Fox News
    Waffle House restaurants dont close unless absolutely necessary so the shuttering of 18 Florida locations ahead of Hurricane Michael speaks volumes about the severity of the storm.We have closed these restaurants yesterday so our employees can be safe as Hurricane Michael comes on shore, Waffle House spokesperson Pat Warner confirmed to Fox News.We have staged people and resources outside of the strike zone to come into the area after the storm passes. We will assess the damage and begin to reopen the restaurants as soon as it is safe to do so.Warner told USA Today he expected more to...
  • Are Waffle Houses In North Carolina Open? The FEMA Metric Indicates They Are

    09/16/2018 10:53:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 09/15/2018 | Lizzy Rosenberg
    On the Waffle House Index, if a " is open and offering a full menu, the index is green. If it is open but serving from a limited menu, its yellow. When the location has been forced to close, the index is red," per comments from Panos Kouvelis, Ph.D., the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management and director of the Olin's Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, in a 2011 EHS Today article about the Waffle House Index. According to the tweet from Mike Seidel, a "Meteorologist/Field Reporter for The Weather Channel", per his Twitter bio, on...
  • Why FEMA watches the Waffle House menu during hurricanes

    09/13/2018 11:09:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Tamar Lapin
    The agency coined the term Waffle House Index during the 2004 hurricane season to measure the effect of a natural disaster on an area. If the eatery shutters or limits menu items during or after a hazard they know the community took a major hit. The index has three color-coded levels: Green means everything is fine, at least in the Waffle House; yellow is when the restaurant serves a limited menu, meaning the area lost power or theyre running low on supplies; and red is if its closed, showing the area has been hit hard. The Waffle House test...
  • Hurricane Florence: Waffle House Index prepared for storm

    09/12/2018 10:17:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    AJC ^ | September 12, 2018 | Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group
    Waffle House is stepping into action ahead of Hurricane Florence. Just as in previous storms and severe weather, the restaurant chain typically remains open. The latest hurricane is no different. “The ⁦@WaffleHouse⁩ Storm Center is activated and monitoring #Florence,” the restaurant tweeted Monday. “Plan ahead and be safe.” And the WaHo Storm Center is real, according to Waffle House. The photo was taken at the Norcross, Georgia, -based chain’s corporate office.
  • Man in angry clown mask robs Atlanta Waffle House, shoots customer

    07/10/2018 9:37:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    The Waffle House is in the 1000 block of Northside Drive, a busy stretch near 14th Street that includes a row of restaurants. Police said a man in a black hooded sweatshirt was seen pacing the parking lot just before 6 a.m. He entered the restaurant and went straight for the bathroom. When he came out, he had a (gold) mask on, Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer said. He produced a gun and he essentially demanded the belongings of everybody of the store. The masked man confronted a half dozen patrons and employees in the restaurant, though some of the...
  • Waffle House Doubles Down On Chikesia Clemons Arrest As Activists Call For Boycott

    05/01/2018 7:13:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    Activists protested at Waffle Houses Atlanta headquarters on Monday, demanding the restaurant chain drop charges against customer Chikesia Clemons, who was violently arrested at an Alabama location on April 22. Waffle House, however, doubled down on its defense of employees who called the police, and claimed Clemons was threatening the workers with violence. The activists, including those representing causes like March for Our Lives, the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, and the NAACP, asked Waffle House to withdraw charges against Clemons, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The activists also asked Waffle...
  • Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. raises $165,000 for victims

    04/26/2018 9:56:16 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/26/18 | Faith Karimi
    Just hours after he pried a rifle from a gunman who'd opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee, James Shaw Jr. launched a fundraiser to help the victims' families. That GoFundMe campaign by Thursday afternoon had raked in just under $165,000 -- 11 times its goal -- since the attack Sunday left four people dead. Meantime, the Antioch, Tennessee, restaurant has pledged to donate all its proceeds for the next month to the families of the deceased and living victims. And a New York man launched an online fundraiser to benefit Shaw that had raised $175,000 from more than...
  • The Waffle House Shooting You Didn't Hear About: 'Good Guy With Gun' Thwarts Armed Robbery

    04/26/2018 5:17:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 4/26/2018 | Guy Benson
    Since we've been writing about defensive gun uses within the context of the broader debate over gun restrictions lately, this story caught my attention. It also seems particularly relevant in light of the horrible shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House a few days ago, which was interrupted by the heroics of an unarmed man (for whom strangers have now raised more than $170,000). Some on the anti-gun Left decided that it would be a useful argument to highlight the incredible case of James Shaw, Jr. as a means of rebutting the 'good guy with a gun' argument from supporters of...
  • Portrait of the South, Served Up One Waffle House Order at a Time

    04/26/2018 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/25/20108 | By Alan Blinder
    NASHVILLE — In the South, there sometimes seems no place more omnipresent than Waffle House, with its yellow-and-black signs surfacing near interstate exits, dotting night life districts and showing up in wealthy suburbs and run-down rural towns alike.The ubiquity, cultivated over decades of syrup-soaked waffles and strong coffee, makes the 24-hour chain’s booths and barstools a round-the-clock reflection of the South and invites every kind of story, some chronicled on Instagram, others in mug shots.“There are the drunk Waffle Houses, the late-night Waffle Houses, Waffle House as a house of freaks, but there’s also this kind of nurturing, idealistic vision...
  • Waffle House Suspect's Ex-Bosses asked FBI to Detain, Help Him

    04/25/2018 11:04:42 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 75 replies ^ | 4/25/18 | AP
    The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Travis Reinking, 29, is accused of opening fire Sunday outside a Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle and then storming the restaurant, wearing only a green jacket. Four people were killed and four others were wounded in the shooting. But Reinking had exhibited erratic behavior for years before the shooting. Darlene Sustrich, who co-owns a Colorado crane company...
  • Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns

    04/23/2018 8:18:40 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 70 replies
    Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy. Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder
  • Police: Waffle House suspect arrested

    04/23/2018 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 85 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/23/18
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks. Authorities announced the arrest Monday afternoon on Twitter, but did not immediately give details. More than 100 Nashville police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Police said he had stolen a BMW days before the attack....
  • Waffle House shooting suspect thought Taylor Swift was stalking him, was arrested at White House

    04/23/2018 11:03:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    The man suspected of gunning down four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee during an early-morning, half-naked rampage has a history of run-ins with police -- including once telling cops that music star Taylor Swift was stalking him. Authorities in Tazewell County, Ill. revealed Sunday that police encountered Travis Reinking, 29, in a CVS parking lot on May 27, 2016 during an apparent "mental health crisis," according to a police report obtained by Fox News. At the time, deputies said Reinking believed Swift was stalking him, hacked his phone and had climbed a building to chase him. He...
  • Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victims Include College Students, Employee

    04/23/2018 10:54:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | April 23, 2018 | Eric Spillman and cnn wire
    Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, was an employee of the restaurant who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, was a restaurant patron who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, was fatally wounded inside the restaurant. She was out with her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters before going to Waffle House, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV. ... Akilah DaSilva, 23, of Antioch, was critically wounded inside the restaurant and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He had been at the restaurant with...
  • 'I'll break your arm!' cop says as he wrestles topless woman at Waffle House

    04/23/2018 10:26:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 120 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2018
    Footage of police arresting a woman at a Saraland, Alabama, Waffle House shows authorities threatening to break her arm after tackling her to the floor. Chikesia Clemons, who reportedly refused to pay a 50-cent charge on her bill (for plastic utensils), is claiming that excessive force was used and is facing charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.