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Greymo

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How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 01/6/06 9:57 PM (permalink)
Tomorrow, we are taking a stop watch to Waffle House. I want to ascertain that Waffle House belongs under fast food franchises. The last 2 times we were there, it seemed to take at least 10 minutes (not that we complained) for our cooked to order meals to arrive. My eggs were poached perfectly...............the waffles were piping hot.......the cheese on the hashbrowns was melted all the way through. Hey, what in the world is this...............does not seem like fast food to me. Oh yeah.............where is the drive-through window? We could not find one.
 
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    mr chips

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    RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 01/6/06 11:45 PM (permalink)
    Waffle House is not fast food but it is franchised food.
     
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      Scorereader

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      RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Sat, 01/7/06 9:31 AM (permalink)
      I thought we put this issue to bed...or at least already exhausted it.


      hmmm, did somebody wake up early, take out their pole, put bait on the hook, and cast the line?


       
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        dreamzpainter

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        RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Sat, 01/7/06 2:46 PM (permalink)
        Good food fast NOT fastfood
         
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          mr chips

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          RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Sat, 01/7/06 4:57 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Scorereader

          I thought we put this issue to bed...or at least already exhausted it.


          hmmm, did somebody wake up early, take out their pole, put bait on the hook, and cast the line?



          Probably. And I bit.
           
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            waffleslave

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            RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 8:36 AM (permalink)
            I work in a Waffle House as a server and how fast you get your food depends on the experience level of the cook and the number of people in the store. If the cook is very experienced and there are no orders ahead of you, then you will get your food in 1 to 8 minutes depending on what you ordered. A typical egg breakfast being the fastest and steak dinners well done taking the longest. However if you arrive on a Weekend morning, or just after the bars close you could wait up to 40 minutes before someone takes your order. Waffle House is not set up like the convery belt type cooking a fast food place has, and all food is cooked on a grill just like you would cook it at home.
             
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              TJ Jackson

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              RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 9:25 AM (permalink)
              Waffle House does not imho belong in the FFF forum but the mods here appear to disagree

              *shrug*
               
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                Fieldthistle

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                RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 9:44 AM (permalink)
                Hello All,
                Never been to a Waffle House, but we have a few locally. Waffleslave, based on your comments
                I will visit one. Thanks.
                TJ, you still in the running for a mod of FF?
                Take Care,
                Fieldthistle
                 
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                  TJ Jackson

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                  RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 10:02 AM (permalink)
                  No idea, FT.

                  The offer remains open.
                   
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                    Fieldthistle

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                    RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 10:28 AM (permalink)
                    Hello All,
                    In this sacred thread involving Wafflehouse,
                    I vote for TJ Jackson to be a moderator of Fast Food Forum.
                    I am serious.
                    Take Care,
                    Fieldthistle
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 2:40 PM (permalink)
                      Waffle House? Waffle House? Never heard of it.
                       
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                        Oneiron339

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                        RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 5:01 PM (permalink)
                        Anyplace you sit down and order from a waitress is not "fast food" IMHO. When you order from a menu board and it comes in a bag or on a little tray - that's "fast food." Sometimes WH is faster than "fast food" places, but I don't consider WH to be "fast food." Clear as mud, I presume. Now go get some scrambled, and covered, and smothered, etc.
                         
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                          Sundancer7

                          RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 5:10 PM (permalink)
                          Oneiron: I like the way you think

                          Waffle house is one of my favorite places. No matter what you order, you get it cooked to order.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN
                           
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                            wanderingjew

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                            RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 6:26 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Fieldthistle

                            Hello All,
                            In this sacred thread involving Wafflehouse,
                            I vote for TJ Jackson to be a moderator of Fast Food Forum.
                            I am serious.
                            Take Care,
                            Fieldthistle


                            Since neither Wafflehouse Rules, BevWilson or The Arby's Guy through in their hat, my vote also goes to TJ Jackson to moderate the fast food forum. In fact, I believe this is the first comment I have entered in the "fast food forum" since it went "underground"
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Fri, 03/17/06 8:34 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by wanderingjew

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Fieldthistle

                              Hello All,
                              In this sacred thread involving Wafflehouse,
                              I vote for TJ Jackson to be a moderator of Fast Food Forum.
                              I am serious.
                              Take Care,
                              Fieldthistle


                              Since neither Wafflehouse Rules, BevWilson or The Arby's Guy through in their hat, my vote also goes to TJ Jackson to moderate the fast food forum. In fact, I believe this is the first comment I have entered in the "fast food forum" since it went "underground"


                              In retrospect, WJ, I hereby nominate YOU to moderate the FF threads. From your expertise, you WILL teach all posters of their silly wanton ways and from there will further enrich their knowledge of places that you patronize; knowing fully well that most of said places are in excess of 600 miles from their location.
                               
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                                TJ Jackson

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                                RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Mon, 05/29/06 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                I hope that the Sterns, who have in these forums professed their esteem for the hash browns at this eatery, will add a review of Waffle HOuse to this site soon, so that discussion of Waffle House is no longer relegated to this forum
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Mon, 05/29/06 12:13 PM (permalink)
                                  I'm with TJ on this one.
                                   
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                                    TJ Jackson

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                                    RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Tue, 05/30/06 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                    Would this have been the only Waffle House you've been to?
                                     
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                                      V960

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                                      RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Tue, 05/30/06 6:04 PM (permalink)
                                      WH has quality condiments on the table NOT in packets. Seen Heinz 57 in a packet lately? The food does not come in a bag on a tray wiped w/ a dirty rag. The food is served on a china plate by a waitress who expects a tip and will refill your coffee cup for said tip.

                                      They cook to order. Crisp or limp hash browns?

                                      It is not fast food, it is good foor rather quickly served. And at a very reasonable price. May take my youngest there tonight since wifie and oldest are at NHS dinner tonight.
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Tue, 05/30/06 11:14 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by RomaItalia

                                        Oh my, this brings back bad memories of eating at waffle house. I'm talking about the one off the interstate in Atlanta. The staff look like they were homeless, the place was filthy and the food even worse. I can';t understand why this place finds a place on roadfood.

                                        I've been eating in Waffle House restaurants since around 1972 and I have to say that I've never had an experience such as you describe. Granted, when there are 75 people waiting for seats on a Saturday morning it can sometimes appear to be less than perfectly clean, but the area where the food is kept and cooked is always in A-Number-1 condition, as are the booths and counters. And, while I've been in several where the service sometimes left something to be desired, I've never seen employees such as you describe. As to the food, well, I can only wonder what might have happened to cause you to consider the food to be anything less that terrific. I'm sorry that you had an unpleasant experience. You really ought to give it another try, because you're missing out on some pretty good food and service.
                                         
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                                          SassyGritsAL

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                                          RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Wed, 05/31/06 12:18 PM (permalink)
                                          Well said Michael. I too, am a Waffle House fan as are my 2 grandkids who have been eating at WH for years. Always when asked where they want to eat they don't say McDonald's, they ask for WH. Waffle House Rules!
                                           
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                                            long dog

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                                            RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Wed, 05/31/06 9:22 PM (permalink)
                                            Worst thing about WH ?

                                            They're only in 25 states.

                                            Closest one to me - either Allentown or Clarks Summit PA.
                                            In any case, it's at least a 3 hour ride.
                                             
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                                              TJ Jackson

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                                              RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Wed, 05/31/06 10:12 PM (permalink)
                                              You know, MH, I am thinking that you are the perfect one to write a full review of a Waffle House

                                              If you'll write it and tell me what you ate (keep it simple - and of course crisp plain hash browns, a loaded up hash browns, and a waffle will be a must) I'll go and get digital pics at a local Waffle House and supply them to you for your review submission.

                                              Once it is reviewed, these threads will automatically become eligible to leave the FFF
                                               
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                                                long dog

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                                                RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Wed, 05/31/06 10:29 PM (permalink)
                                                MH would be the perfect person to review WH, TJ.
                                                Sorry to say that I haven't taken any WH pics

                                                What makes you think that they'll accept the review ?
                                                I sent them three reviews (with pictures) for the same hot dog restaurant in 2004, and it's never made it. Last time I sent it was 9/12/2004. I figured three strikes and you're out.
                                                 
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                                                  Tony Bad

                                                  RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Wed, 05/31/06 10:47 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by long dog

                                                  MH would be the perfect person to review WH, TJ.
                                                  Sorry to say that I haven't taken any WH pics

                                                  What makes you think that they'll accept the review ?
                                                  I sent them three reviews (with pictures) for the same hot dog restaurant in 2004, and it's never made it. Last time I sent it was 9/12/2004. I figured three strikes and you're out.


                                                  If the review is not fully complete, it will not be published. You need to be sure it meets all the described guidelines. Since you last attempted to have it listed in 2004, the review procedure has been revised, and you will be notified of any shortcomings in the review, so you'll have a chance to fix them. In the past, they sort of vanished into a black hole of incomplete reviews. I also had a couple go down that dark path to no where! E-mail me if you have any questions. I am always excited to see new places listed and hope you'll try again.
                                                   
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                                                    enginecapt

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                                                    RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Thu, 06/1/06 3:56 AM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by SassyGritsAL
                                                    Waffle House Rules!
                                                    If you only knew what you were invoking with those three innocent words....
                                                     
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                                                      John A

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                                                      RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Thu, 06/1/06 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                                      They use a lot of oil when doing eggs and hash browns, I think that's why they're so good. Also, they seem help me out the next day. Oh, don't ever ask for pancakes, don't ask me how I know.

                                                      John
                                                       
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                                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                                        RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Thu, 06/1/06 2:40 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by John A

                                                        They use a lot of oil when doing eggs and hash browns, I think that's why they're so good. Also, they seem help me out the next day. Oh, don't ever ask for pancakes, don't ask me how I know.

                                                        John

                                                        The best reason for not asking for pancakes at a Waffle house is because they don't make pancakes.
                                                         
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                                                          TJ Jackson

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                                                          RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Thu, 06/1/06 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                                          Err, no response = no chance you'll do a review, MH?
                                                           
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                                                            Greymo

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                                                            RE: How fast is Waffle House....is it really fast food Thu, 06/1/06 4:52 PM (permalink)
                                                            I think that Waffle House is certainly a special place in that:

                                                            1. You walk in and at least 3 or 4 employees call out "Good Morning!"

                                                            2. A cheerful server comes to you and politely asks if you are ready to order. If you indicate that you are not, she is fine with that and gives you time to decide.

                                                            3. The food is always cooked to order and nice and hot when served.

                                                            4. Even when the place is crowded, they will "do" poached eggs for you.

                                                            5. If you want to change the way a sandwich is made, they will gladly do it for you.

                                                            6. Happy to give you lots of refills of coffee or sweet tea!

                                                             
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