Waffle House began in 1955 in Avondale Estates, Georgia. There are now over 1,600 locations of the restaurant chain, most all in the Southern United States.
The nickname “Awful House” for “Waffle House” has been cited in print since at least 1995.
Wikipedia: Waffle House
Waffle House, affectionately known as The Shack, is a restaurant chain with over 1600 locations found in 25 states in the United States. Most of the locations are in the Southern United States, where the chain remains a regional cultural icon. It is headquartered in unincorporated Gwinnett County, Georgia, near Norcross.
Google Groups: seattle.eats
From: (Bill McCormick)
Subject: Re: Any good late nite/all nite eats?
>And on a related not (sort of), where do _you_ go for hash browns? I’ve been
>looking for the Perfect Hashbrown since my visit to NC, and I haven’t found
>anything yet in Seattle that beats a Waffle House order of browns. Beth’s
>and the Hurricane come close, but not quite…
I’ve found no place in the Seattle area that can match The Awful House hash browns. (I prefer them scattered, smothered, and covered).
Google Groups: alt.appalachian
From: (Faye Hanson)
Subject: Re: Fast Food Nicknames
We call Waffle House --- Awful Waffle
Google Groups: alt.food.waffle-house
Subject: More like the “awful house” if you ask me.
I had a hard time finding a decent job when I first got out of college so me and a friend of mine both got jobs as managers of Waffle Houses in North Carolina.
Google Groups: triangle.dining
Subject: Re: Waffle House (aka Awful House)
Q: What has three teeth and six legs?
A: The wait staff at the Waffle House.
Seriously, the one Waffle House that I truly enjoyed was when my family and I went to Disney World in Orlando.
Headin’ Home to Hell
By Richard Goodwyn
Victoria, BC: Trafford
I spy a Waffle House, a ubiquitous short-order has house chain in most states of the Southeast. “How about the Waffle House?”
“You mean the ‘Awful House?’
senor boogie woogie
Evil nicknames for bad food chains.................. Thu, 09/30/10 12:56 PM
Name some negative nicknames for restaurant chains that you dislike, either from working there or bad food. Here are some of mine.........
Long Dong Silver-Long John Silver’s
Pizza Slut-Pizza Hut
Awful House-Waffle House
Nickname that store
November 30, 2010 8:53 AM
Thanks to their lighted letters going out…
Waffle House = Affle House, Waffle Hose
posted by heatvision at 1:17 PM on November 30, 2010
Waffle House = Awful House
posted by dephlogisticated at 6:24 PM on November 30, 2010
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