No matter how complicated life gets or how convoluted the world seems, there’s always some solace at Waffle House…

Parker Colorado

Waffle Houses are interesting in that they are always there for you…

It’s 2am, you’ve been on the road for 18 hours, and you’ve pulled off into a town time forgot? Waffle House is open.

It’s Christmas Eve, you’ve got no where to be, everything is closed, and you forgot to get groceries? Waffle House is open.

It’s the apocalypse and you’ve managed to stick to the shadows and avoid roving gangs of cannibals for days now, but you’re running low on supplies? Head to Waffle House to get a hot meal and more ammo…

I’m serious! Waffle House being closed is so rare that FEMA actually has a disaster scale called the Waffle House Index based on it.

The index has three levels, based on the extent of operations and service at the restaurant following a storm:

  • GREEN: full menu – restaurant has power and damage is limited or no damage at all.
  • YELLOW: limited menu – No power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low.
  • RED: the restaurant is closed – Indicates severe damage or severe flooding.

Anyway, this is where I went to tune out the crazy in the world for a bit and have breakfast this morning; and it was nice.

Listening to "More Than This" by Roxy Music