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Why can't we have a Waffle House in California?

Why can't we have a Waffle House in California?

Look, I just really, really like waffles. Okay?

Blake_Morse

We've got a lot of tasty, tasty grub here in Northern California. Whether we're talking fancy pants 5-Star restaurants full of gourmet options and greasy spoon diners for late-night munchies, we've got plenty of options. One that's painfully absent however is America's own Waffle House, and it breaks my heart. 

I didn't discover the glory that is Waffle House until my early-to-mid twenties. I was helping a friend of mine move from Arizona to Nashville on a road trip throught the south straight out of some coming of age indie film. With a few exceptions, most of my meals ended up taking the form of various breakfast foods from whatever Waffle House was along the route.

I loved it for a number of reasons: Firs off, do not ever doubt my love of waffles, EVER! They are superior to pancakes in every way. A good waffle is a blend of a crispy shell and soft center and those little nooks make delectable pools of syrup and butter that make every bite scrumptious. Secondly, as a young barista I wasn't exactly flush with cash, but I could afford to eat like a king without putting a massive dent in my wallet. 

I do my best to hit up a Waffle House whenever I'm near one. But man oh man do I wish I could get my hashbrowns double covered and smothered whenever I wanted to. Alas, Waffle House currently has no locations on the West Coast at all. It don't know if that will be changing anytime soon, but I really wish it would. I just want waffles at two in the morning when I'm stoned out of my mind. Is that too much to ask?

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    February 16, 2022 7:32 PM

    Why are there no Waffle Houses in California?

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      February 16, 2022 8:12 PM

      Do you favor Belgian Waffles with their deep squares the size of hot tubs filled with a blend of butter and syrup? Or do you prefer smaller squares squares that don't cut the roof of your mouth?

      I prefer smaller squares.

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      February 16, 2022 8:21 PM

      A great question.

      What I really want is a Bojangles, though.

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        February 17, 2022 12:45 PM

        I've only heard of this chain in passing a few times.

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          February 17, 2022 12:50 PM

          If you ever find yourself in the south, get a chicken supreme dinner. Goddamn.

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      February 16, 2022 8:30 PM

      Can’t beat their hash browns.

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        February 16, 2022 8:37 PM

        So fucking good.

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        February 16, 2022 11:34 PM

        I'm a west coaster. What makes their hash browns so much better?


        I like mine WELL done

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          February 17, 2022 12:07 AM

          You can get them covered in just about anything. Gravy? Check. Cheese? Check. Mushrooms and onions? Check.

          The blood of the drunk guy next to you who started a fight with the cashier? Free of charge.

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            February 17, 2022 12:48 PM

            Some crispy hashbrowns smothered in gravy or cheese sounds right up my alley.

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          February 17, 2022 12:45 PM

          There's tons of options for customizing them. Mushrooms, onions, gravy, you name it.

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      February 16, 2022 8:38 PM

      We have Roscoe's and plenty of other chicken and waffles joints. Is Waffle House really that much better? Honestly asking, never been to Roscoe's, mainly because I wouldn't make the 60-90 minute drive home before my bowels give way. This is why I can't eat out more than 15 minutes from my place.

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        February 17, 2022 12:47 PM

        Roscoe's is a whole other experience and I would only go there for their chicken and waffles specifically. Waffle House is more of a diner chain like Denny's but probably a lower tier than them if I'm being honest. Still, so damn good!

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      February 16, 2022 8:41 PM

      We do have Denny's. But they suck except for Moons over my Hammy.

      I've have never dined at a Waffle House. I remember one of the guests on No Reservations espousing it in much the same way you did.

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        February 16, 2022 11:29 PM

        Waffle House is good but it’s not that good

        It’s mostly got price going for it over a place like dennys


        That and the customizable hash browns

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      February 16, 2022 9:22 PM

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        February 17, 2022 5:48 AM

        That’s probably why. Offer less havens for degenerate white trash substance abusers.

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        February 17, 2022 12:48 PM

        Hey, there's plenty of late-night spots out here. I've definitely seem some full-on brawls at the Denny's in Emeryville super late at night.

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      February 16, 2022 9:24 PM

      There's no Waffle House north of PA either, which is some bullshit.

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      February 16, 2022 9:27 PM

      The solution to the Waffle Housing crisis to simply build more Waffle Homes.

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      February 16, 2022 10:37 PM

      The same goes for the PNW. Everybody should have access to a Waffle House.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bct8stbZafI

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      February 16, 2022 11:36 PM

      Housing costs

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      February 17, 2022 1:03 AM

      As a consolation prize you get Norm's, at least! It may not be Waffle House, but it scratches the same itch imho.

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      February 17, 2022 1:55 AM

      Bring in n out to the east coast and maybe you’ll get an Awful Waffle.

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      February 17, 2022 3:44 AM

      2 eggs over medium, double hashbrowns covered

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      February 17, 2022 4:26 AM

      Because they're trash?

      There, I said it.

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        February 17, 2022 11:16 AM

        It true. There was a situation it too long ago where a waitress in one was caught on camera doing some kind of treatment on her hair…in the sink, in the front of the restaurant, directly in front of customers. It’s trashiness if unifying and transcends race, color, religion, or sexuality.

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      February 17, 2022 6:02 AM

      I guess there really are people who had experiences at the Waffle House that weren't completely awful. I haven't, thats for sure.

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      February 17, 2022 7:11 AM

      im guessing rigorous heath inspection?

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      February 17, 2022 10:04 AM

      Doesn't IHOP have waffles?

      Every self respecting truck stop diner I've ever been to has waffles.

      Best choice? Buy an iron and make your own anytime you want, any way you want.

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        February 17, 2022 10:05 AM

        IHOP sucks. It is both crappy and expensive.

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          February 17, 2022 10:13 AM

          It's so weirdly expensive!

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          February 17, 2022 10:16 AM

          It ain't as cheap as waffle house, I will give you that. I've never had their waffles either, but their pancakes are okay.

          I still think buying an iron and making your own is the best choice.

          Or skip the iron and just make pancakes.

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            February 17, 2022 10:35 AM

            It's more expensive and significantly worse than Cracker Barrel's breakfasts.

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      February 17, 2022 12:45 PM

      We don't like violence in this state. All I ever see is gang brawls at that place.

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      February 17, 2022 12:47 PM

      Hence no FEMA emergencies in Cali.

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