Tour Waffle House Museum, decorate waffles during holiday open house

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See how Atlanta’s iconic restaurant chain began while enjoying some holiday fun

By now all Atlantans know Waffle House has a museum in the building where it all began.

Founders Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner built their first restaurant in 1955 in Avondale Estates. They moved when construction of I-285 hindered their business. Waffle House was able to buy back the building, however, turning it into a museum in 2008.

Although you can book tours and private events any time of year, the holiday open house will offer free tours and include waffle decorating.

Be sure to check out the displays of special-edition pins, earlier versions of cutlery and uniforms, and a working jukebox.

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