Building Blocks (…whaffles)


Time molds vivid memories from one’s past into the building blocks of one’s writing…

On New Year’s Day, or any day that is a holiday or the weather closes down the town, in 25 states you can rely on one establishment since 1955 to have its bright yellow ‘welcome’ sign on and the aroma of breakfast filling the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Waffle House.  Don’t laugh…the Waffle House may not be the mainstay of your dining out life, but it is one of the few ‘rock solid’ Americana originals that is always there for you.

Here are some Waffle House fun facts to think about building a story on:

> Since 1955 Waffle House has served:

– 877,388,027 waffles.

– 2,501,866,574 eggs.

– 1,359,881,590 orders of grits.

> They serve 341 strips of bacon per minute; in one year that’s 25,000 miles of bacon.

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Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.


7 thoughts on “Building Blocks (…whaffles)

  1. I know where there is one Waffle House in our area. I’ve never been there. Probably because there are also Denny’s restaurants in our area, and that was the go-to restaurant in the middle of the night long before the Waffle House showed up. Impressive stats. What made you think of waffles to write this post?

    • Totally different types of eateries…and dining experiences. I think even Susan’s husband will appreciate the 24-hour availability when Susan is craving ‘I’m pregnant’ waffles at 3 am. Why whaffles….next post.

      • Oh my gosh! Truck stop food. My mother loves truck stop food and actually took us to a truck stop for Thanksgiving dinner two years in a row!

        It was really good. 😉

      • Not an ‘eat, gift shop, gas up ( was going to put that after ‘eat’ 😉 ), buy a can of oil,’ truck stop food, but simply people, no pretentiousness food. Enjoy!

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