A Waffle House In Arizona
Picture credit: Scott
I first saw this story in my mail a few days ago and because it was so very ugly and pointed accusing fingers at one of my all time favorite places to get a pecan waffle, I put it aside.
But after mulling over this information for several sleepless nights, I decided that sharing it was absolutely necessary.
The report/story from AlterNet, is the first one in the reference list below.
This most disturbing story was about Waffle House, one of the most prolific breakfast places in America.
They have hundreds of restaurants throughout America, 2,100 of them actually, in 25 states, many of which are in the South were they are headquartered.
This Georgia chain has been around since 1955 and until I saw this story, my only complaint had been their practice of allowing smoking on the premises and the fact that they were not always the cleanest places to eat.
But my love of the perfect pecan waffle overrode my two minor objections, until now.
Now I find myself sickened and disgusted by a place that I will in the future refuse to eat in, unless they have a complete and total makeover starting from the top down.
If even half of the accusations in this searing report are accurate, Waffle House will never get another penny from me as a customer.
As the old saying goes, the head of the snake must be cut off.
Aside from all of the employee abuse complaints and accusations, and lawsuits by women of sexual harassment, I find the news that this Company has such strong ties with a Political Party and a platform that I find personally reprehensible, for its repeated abuses of women in this country, unacceptable.
This Company is sleeping with the enemy in my mind.
So Dear Waffle House, you are no longer on my Menu!
Places to learn more:
Waffle House’s Diner Empire is Based on Right-Wing Politics and Ripping Off Workers
Waffle House: Ensure every employee makes minimum wage (A very telling closed petition)
Waffle House Refuses To Let Waitress Keep $1000 Tip
How safe are your favorite restaurants?
NASHVILLE WAFFLE HOUSE SETTLES EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT
Waffle House CEO accused of forcing employee to perform sex acts
Reblogged this on sachemspeaks and commented:
Ditto(dĭt′ō) this was the place we would go for breakfast, until today, Waffle House “This is not a 3rd world country, at least not yet!”
Cracker Barrel here we come!
Thank you Dear!!!!
Damn! And to think, I’ve actually eaten in that very one. Thoroughly disgusted!!! I like to think we’ve grown beyond all this, then incidents like these drag us all back to the bloody stone ages again!
Tis true, tis true, thank you.
Bravo to you for having the conviction to do what is right.
Not happy about this at all. Best pecan waffles in US. But cannot tolerate this behavior towards employees and women in general by anyone.
Donna, here is a recipe that might help forget that offending restaurant:
Thank you so much Jackie. Will try it!!!!
Aaaarghhhh Waffle House!! I spend much of my time in Atlanta now, and it’s the epicenter of the place. But no worries, there’s an awesome diner down the street. Too bad.
Has been a favorite of ours/mine forever. Best pecan waffles anywhere! We were sick to learn of these issues.
enjoyed those waffles
when in AZ!
may your reflections
help change the situation
for the better 🙂
So many have so much at stake in this situation. Especially those of us who have loved this place for many years.