How much do you know about the Waffle House? Let's find out!

It's time for a visit to everyone's favorite late night eatery, the Waffle House!

What year did Waffle House first open? To find out, we're headed to Waffle House, but we're not going to just any Waffle House...

Today, we're headed to the original Waffle House, Waffle House no. 1. The year was 1955. What city did the original Waffle House call home?

The first Waffle House opened at 2719 East College Avenue in Avondale Estates, Georgia. 

Was the original plan to open a chain of Waffle Houses?

After Unit 1 opened, there were no plans for another Unit, but the first restaurant established the Waffle House tradition of providing the friendliest service in town. Unit 2 was opened two years later.

What was life like back then? Name the NFL champs and the President of the United States when the first Waffle House opened.

The Browns were the NFL champs...it's has been a LONG time! Eisenhower was the President.  About how much did the average home cost back then?

Homes were a lot cheaper when the first Waffle House. The average price was less than $11,000. Two men started Waffle House. Name them and how did they meet?

The relationship between the founders began when Joe Rogers, Sr. bought a house from Tom Forkner in Avondale Estates, in 1949. Rogers worked for Toddle House and Forkner was in the real estate business. Why didn't they open a Toddle House?

Since employee ownership was not available with the Toddle House, the idea of starting a business they could own and share some ownership with each other seemed like a good idea. 

How much was a waffle at the original Waffle House?

If you guess 40 cents, give yourself a point, or maybe some hashbrowns instead.

Half of the Waffle House Museum shows off memorabilia from the restaurant's 60 year history...

while the other half is set up just like the original Waffle House was back in 1955. 

Speaking of, Waffle House made everything from scratch back in 1955 except for three items...name those items?

Coca-Cola

Heinz Ketchup and...

Post Toasties cereal.

How much did a filet mignon cost at the original Waffle House?

I'll take two at that price!

How much did an order of hasbrown potatoes cost you in 1955?

Less than a quarter!

Only the steaks cost $1.00 or more. How much was a Coke?

A coke cost all of a dime.

What's up with Bert's Chili? Is there really a guy named Bert who makes the chili?

Yes, there really is a Bert! Bert has been with the Waffle House more than 30 years. He created his famous chili recipe in the early 1980’s when he was working in Dallas, Texas.

Has Waffle House ever offered an all you can eat option?

Yes, there was once an all you can eat menu at the Waffle House.

The cost: was $3.99.

In the mood for some music? Has there ever been any songs written about Waffle House?

There's plenty to choose from!

The Waffle House Museum is open from time to time. Check out https://www.wafflehouse.com/waffle-house-museum/ for more.

Waffle House is the world's leading server of T-bone steaks. How many do they sell in a day?

Waffle House sells more than 10,000 T-bone steaks daily. It’s also the world’s leading server of waffles, hash browns, eggs and cheese, country ham, pork chops, and grits.

Waffle House serves about 2% of the eggs used in the food service industry.

That's a lot of eggs! Somewhere between 2 and 3 billion eggs since it first opened!

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VOTE: What is the best Atlanta-based restaurant chain?

Atlanta is the founding location of some of America's most beloved chains.

Let us know which chain deserves the Best of Atlanta crown. 

RELATED: Two Georgia restaurant chains are the fastest-growing in America


While we wait for the poll results, find out why some consider Waffle House Atlanta's best restaurant. We bet you didn't know these twelve things about WaHo, either. 

Take look at these five major restaurant chains you probably didn’t know started in Atlanta

Out of those little-known chains, there were two that got some major recognition for being the top choice of “millennial consumers” earlier this year. Though Taco Mac calls Atlanta home, it isn’t the only place in Atlanta to get your wing fix. Here are our picks for lords of the wings.

Don't see your favorite Atlanta chain the list below? Nominate it in the comments. 

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