Waffle House Closes 350+ Locations
DINER KNOWN FOR ITS RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF DISASTER IS CLOSING MORE THAN 350 LOCATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
Atlanta, GA (WSB) – Waffle House is closing more than 350 of its locations due to coronavirus.
The 24-hour Georgia-based chain of diners is famous for disaster preparedness.
So much so that emergency officials have incorporated Waffle House’s ability to serve food in its measure of a disaster.
When Waffle House announced the 365 closures on Twitter; in included the hash tag “waffle house index red.”
That’s in reference to a real disaster test developed by an official in Florida.
The index is said to be green if Waffle House is serving its full menu, yellow if it’s serving from a limited menu, and red if a location has closed.
Waffle House still has more than 1,600 locations that will remain open.
A map of temporarily closed locations appears to indicate the closer a Waffle House is to company headquarters in metro Atlanta; the more likely it is remain open.