“Your food’s coming, baby.”

If you don’t read anything else today, read this ESPN story on Waffle House.  Here’s a little taste (see what I did there?):

“Team sports kind of prepare you for the Waffle House,” said Greg Bright, Waffle House’s Director of People Operations and a former Georgia linebacker who is still second on the Bulldogs’ career tackles list. “It’s kind of scary a little bit, the parallels. On a daily basis, you’re coaching people and developing people.”

As part of his job, Bright helps recruit and retain employees, people such as Flowers and Smith. He isn’t surprised so many families have multiple members working at his restaurants.

“Is it any different from Kirby Smart?” Bright said, using the Georgia coach to explain growing into your parents’ profession. “I grew up playing rec sports against Kirby. His dad was the coach at Bainbridge High School, and Kirby was always around it. Kirby grew up with football all his life, so that’s what he gravitates toward.”

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32 responses to ““Your food’s coming, baby.”

  1. AusDawg85

    I’d put Waffle House 3rd in the SEC Power Poll.

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    Greg Bright – wow, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. He played while I was at UGA – good dude, as was Josh Mallard and a few others. Josh in particular was a riot…got in quite a bit of trouble with that guy.

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    • dawgman3000

      Maybe its just me, but I always felt like Josh Mallard was underutilized by Donnan and Co. Seemed like the guy wreaked havoc whenever he had the chance to do so.

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  3. Russ

    I will say that I never ate at Waffle House before a game, but I’ve eaten there often after a game, usually very late. We used to see Vince at the 5 points Waffle House late Saturday night (okay, it was early Sunday morning).

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    • Russ

      Oh, and Waffle House was started by a fellow Young Harris alum. Always a good thing.

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      • Cojones

        Knew several people from Young Harris and one particularly interesting one had mechanics in Atlanta and off campus at Young Harris who kept his car tuned to the max. Seems he kept it at a garage free-gratis all week and told when he was headed to Atlanta for a weekend. When he got to Atlanta he visited a garage for a short time before taking it home. He noticed that it was like riding a cushion from N.Ga south and it felt like bedsprings underneath when he hit a bump or low place as it kept bouncing for a few yards, but on the way back up to YH it drove like a feather.

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  4. The Truth

    I watched the eclipse in August with the employees of my local Waffle House — who took turns stepping outside to watch, sharing one pair of eclipse glasses which they gladly shared with me. It’s one of the highlights of my year.

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  5. 92 grad

    Great article. Captures much of what makes Waffle House. I travel 3-4 days/week and I couldn’t begin to tell you how many of the 1,900 shoe boxes I’ve sat in, they’re all a bit grimy but the food is great. I see an all star in my future today…

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  6. Athens Dog

    Had late night meal in five points after Mizzou. Full of Dogs. Always fun.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    MORNING!

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  8. DesertDawg

    Chicken melt plate – scattered double covered!

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  9. Got Cowdog

    Steak and eggs(3), scattered and smothered.

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  10. “The Waffle House serves 2 percent of all the eggs in America every year.” Holy Crap that’s a lot of eggs…..courted my wife at the 5 Points Waffle House and yes it was good to have a cheap date in school.

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  11. ChiliDawg

    You know that craving you get for something you get when someone reminds you of it? Just realized it’s been at least 3 years, maybe 4 since I’ve eaten at WaHo. Damn.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Cravings. Truth. I went for a physical a few weeks ago (Bumping against the half century mark, thought it prudent) and found out my BP was high and triglycerides(?) were as well. Medico suggested losing a lb or 20 as well. In order to avoid medication I made some lifestyle changes, including a healthier diet. Lots of fish, lean protein, smaller doses of alcohol, fresh veggies, and exercise. I’m down 10 pounds and feel great. I broke out in a cold sweat when I read the post. Steak and eggs, and Hashborwns. A 3 egg omlette with everything, and hashbrowns. There is a Waha within a couple of miles of my office no matter which direction I take. Do I have the willpower to go home and eat tuna and a salad? Is it worth the sacrifice? Should I give in to my traitorous desires? No! Never!

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      • Once in a blue moon won’t hurt? The grease helps lube up those creaking joints too.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Try veganism. You will be stunned how much better you feel and your weight will go down..

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        • ChiliDawg

          I had a lot more success with Keto and enjoyed my food a lot more too 😉

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          • Gaskilldawg

            I developed adult onset diabetes. My doctor recommended veganism because a vegan diet eliminates so much fat in the diet. Worked wonders for me. My blood sugar quickly returned to normal levels without medication, I lost weight and had a lot more energy.

            I actually enjoy vegetables and legumes more than meat, fish, fowl and dairy once I transitioned. It depends on how one prepares and flavors plant based food as to how you will enjoy it, just as there are ways to prepare meats that you may not like as much as other ways. I have no desire to eat meat any more (and I used to be a Memphis in May trained barbecue judge.)

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      • ChiliDawg

        Hahaha, well good for you doing that good work, just remember if you treat yourself every once in awhile it will keep you sane and won’t hurt you. Nobody gets overweight from eating a big meal every once in awhile, and likewise having one every once in awhile won’t keep you from losing weight either.

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      • 92 grad

        They have salads at wahoo, I think….

        I’ve always wanted them to make up a term so I could order scattered, smothered, covered, topped with 2 over medium eggs. There isn’t an official way to order it.

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  12. DoubleDawg1318

    Just had their sausage, egg, and cheese hashbrown bowl last night. Good stuff. This article made the Southerner in me smile.

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