Waffle House Shows Atlanta How to Handle a SnowstormSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:56
In fact, the morning after, as I sat in a Waffle House enjoying the famous “scattered, smothered and covered” hash browns and talking to a waitress named Irene and a manager named Bob, I learned that not one Waffle House had closed for the second storm. Both Bob and Irene were smiling, their eyes shining. They were happy warriors at work, and I quickly found out why.
As they strolled back and forth with food, they talked about how the restaurant bought up hotel rooms next to the Waffle House so employees would have a place to stay. On Monday, Bob said, they spent the day coordinating so that employees who had four-wheel-drive vehicles could pick up employees who did not, including Irene. “There he came, right through the snow,” she said, proudly. Somehow, her smile made the cheese grits taste even better.