Waffle House Inc. operates a chain of about 1,400 Waffle House Restaurants located in 25 states. The restaurants, which are either company-owned or franchised, pride themselves on serving good food fast, at a reasonable price, in a diner atmosphere 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The menu includes everything from waffles and eggs to steaks and salads. Waffle House, according to information released in 1995 for the company's 40th anniversary, began as the dream of two neighbors, Joe Rogers, Sr., and Tom Forkner, who envisioned a company dedicated to both its customers and employees. The partners wanted to create a place where friends and neighbors could get together to enjoy good food served with a friendly smile. On Labor Day in 1955 they opened the first Waffle House restaurant in Avondale Estates, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The first Waffle House restaurant was a smash, and the owners soon opened other Waffle House eateries throughout Georgia.



Sweet Cream Waffles

Waffle House Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter, melted

In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; stir until blended. In a medium bowl, place the egg yolks, cream, and butter; whisk until well mixed. Stir the dry ingredients into the cream mixture; whisk until well mixed and smooth.

Heat the waffle iron. Brush lightly with butter if not nonstick. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then fold them gently into the batter. Cook until waffles are golden, about 5 minutes.

Iced Waffles


Decadent Waffles Available at Participating Restaurants for a limited time only.

  • ICED CINNAMON PRALINE WAFFLE - Our famous Sweet Cream Waffle sprinkled with cinnamon pralines and covered in rich, vanilla icing.
  • ICED PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLE - Sweet Cream Waffle smothered in melted peanut butter and chocolate chips and covered in creamy, vanilla icing.
  • ICED CHOCOLATE CHIP PECAN WAFFLE - A classic Pecan Waffle covered in melted chocolate chips and warm, vanilla icing.
  • ICED BLUEBERRY PECAN WAFFLE - A refreshing Blueberry Waffle with fresh pecans baked in and covered in decadent, vanilla icing.

Make Your Own Frozen Waffles

Make the waffles using all the batter, let them cool, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. You can then cook them later in the toaster, just like Eggo waffles! 

Waffle House Copycat Recipe

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the flour, salt & baking soda in a bowl and stir to combine. In another, larger bowl, lightly beat the egg; add the sugar, butter and shortening. Mix well until smooth.
Add the half-and-half, milk, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. While mixing, beat in the dry flour mixture and mix until combined; it's ok if the batter has some lumps.

Cover the batter and chill overnight for best results, but the batter CAN be used right away. If chilling overnight, let the batter warm up to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before cooking.  Lightly oil the waffle iron and preheat; once hot, spoon about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of batter onto the iron.

Waffle House Food Truck

In early 2014 Waffle House contracted David Ford of Food Trucks South to create a truck that would not only hold the ambiance and productivity of a brick and mortar location but also could be used to assist areas affected by natural disasters.

They have so many stores on the coast, and they want the flexibility to go wherever there’s a storm. Once a hurricane hits, they send out a truck with a generator and an electrician to wire up a store. It’s really a service, believe it or not, because it gives the media and locals a place to eat. They’re there early with the Red Cross. They’re doing it to make money, of course, but they’re also doing it to give back to communities hit by tornadoes or hurricanes. It will be used for catering as well. It’s like a full on restaurant inside with a full grill and waffle irons. The menu will be something fairly close to normal stores.

Fiesta Omelet

Waffle House Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

3 large eggs
2 slices American cheese
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
sliced jalapenos
diced tomato
cubed cooked ham

Add oil to the skillet over high heat, and heat it until small hairline ripples appear on the surface of the oil. Break the eggs into tall glass or frappe cup and whisk to blend for 1 minute.
While moving the skillet in a circular motion, pour in the eggs.

 Continue to move the skillet in a circular motion, allowing the outside of the eggs to cook and fluff up. When the outside edges have firmly cooked, flip the omelet and cook on the other side for approximately 30 seconds. Keep moving the pan in a circular motion, but not as often as before it was flipped. (Too much movement at this time will cause the omelet to fall.) Flip the omelet once more to finish cooking--no more than 30 additional seconds.

Overlap 2 slices of American cheese in the center of the omelet in a diamond shape. Top with filling ingredients. Fold the omelet in half, being certain to cover the cheese slices, and slide it onto your plate.