Waffle House has closed 365 locations because of Coronavirus.
For Waffle House to actually close a restaurant, some crazy shit has to be happening, and it obviously is. As many on Twitter pointed out, Waffle House doesn’t fuck around with this kind of stuff and they know what they’re doing – this is big news and continues to reiterate the severity of this pandemic.
The Waffle House Index is an informal measure of disaster severity.
Waffle House has incredible resiliency plans including limited menus to maintain minimal operation. So for them to close? Like, actually close?
But Waffle House isn’t a normal restaurant chain. It’s one that serves Hurricane Country & practices its disaster plans at least annually. It’s a chain that has trailer-restaurants ready to roll into devestated areas to restore service ASAP.