Waffle House has made its mark on Atlanta and the country since it opened its first restaurant in Avondale Estates in 1955. Click through the gallery above to see some notable Waffle House moments from the past 54 years.YOUR GUIDE TO WAFFLE HOUSE:ExploreYou never forget your first Waffle House experienceExploreThese metro Atlanta chefs are Waffle House fans, tooExploreWhat makes a Waffle House good? We askedExploreNot just waffles: Waffle House also keeps customers singing original tunesExploreWaffle House Museum offers a trip back in timeExploreYour complete guide to Waffle House hashbrownsExploreWaffle House menu items pay homage to employeesExploreWaffle House has a record label -- listen to songs like “Waffle Do Wop” hereExploreTimeline: Waffle House didn’t cook up an empire overnightExploreWaffle House by the numbersMORE ON WAFFLE HOUSE:Explore12 things you didn't know about Waffle HouseExploreWhy Waffle House is the best restaurant in AtlantaExploreWhat’s your Waffle House order? Celebs on Super Bowl red carpet answerExploreRhythm and hashbrowns: 10 times Waffle House is mentioned in rap songsExploreWhy the government turns to Waffle House when tracking emergenciesExploreAn iconic restaurant’s roots are based in AtlantaExploreWaffle House: Recipe for Southern success is historyExploreWaffle House wows food critic Anthony BourdainExploreWaffle House’s design has shoebox shapeExploreWaffle House sits at the heart of SEC footballExploreJoe Rogers profile: The cornerstone of Waffle HouseExploreQuiz: What does your Waffle House order say about you?ExploreA brief history of celebrities eating at Waffle HousePHOTOS: ExplorePhotos: Waffle House MuseumExploreLove is in the air at Waffle HouseVIDEOS:Explore5 things to know about Waffle HouseExploreWhat is the “Waffle House index?”Explore12 things you didn’t know about Waffle HouseExploreSuper Bowl 53: What’s your Waffle House order? Celebs on Super Bowl red carpet answerExploreRead the AJC Spring Dining Guide: The Atlanta barbecue issueRead more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following @ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.1955: The first Waffle House opens in Avondale Estates. The restaurant has since been turned into the Waffle House Museum.About the AuthorYvonne ZuselYvonne Zusel has been with the AJC since 2010. She works as a digital audience specialist for the food and dining team.