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.
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.