I have known there was 1 just south of Indianapolis. I havent eaten there yet, but I did know it was there.
Growing up in Indiana and taking a trip south to Florida many many times, we have stopped at numerous Waffle House Restaurants. The Indiana/Kentucky line always seemed to be the starting point, for the most part, of finding an abundance of WH eateries.
While I never really thought WH were the dirtiest places I ever seen, their usually to busy to be the cleanest either.
One thing that I always thought was that Waffle House Restauruants all had a Southern Appeal, Southern Charm, whatever you want to call it.
I, myself, am partial to southern foods. You simply arent going to find "grits", in New York City. Much like you will not find a Philly Steak Sandwich in the Northwest USA. (at least I didnt, and I lived there a few years.)
I would love to see Waffle House Restaurants in more places, but I simply find it hard to believe that what is served in them, which is great btw, would be as popular in other area's of the USA.
Come to Indiana (or the midwest) for Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, which many of you probably have never heard of, at least those not living in the Midwest. How about a BRAIN sandwich? You better get to Evansville Indiana For that, where they are wildly popular.
Want some Chicago Pizza? Only place to get that is Chicago. As much as I'd love to see these differing foods in more places, I'm afraid that something will be left out. Maybe just the "feel" of having a Philly Cheese Steak in Philly, etc. You can listen to Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" in Los Angeles, but part of it is missing.
Waffle House belong in the Southern States, I don't know they would fit well in Maine or even Michigan, who knows...what I do know, is that if I were to go into a WH that is NOT in a Souther State, I'm sure not going to hear things like, "What do you need DARLIN'"? God I love Southern Hospitality.