One of the many benefits and advantages of Waffle House is that you can head over there and get a deliciously greasy fare. But what happens when you go to Waffle House and there is nobody to prepare your delectable meal? You make your own right? That’s exactly what Alex Bowen did on Thursday of last week. in what may be the most Waffle House story of all Waffle House stories.
We take you to a Waffle House in West Columbia, South Carolina where Alex was in need of some hangover-preventing nourishment. However, after waiting for over 10 minutes for someone to take his order, he went to the back and found the only employee was fast asleep. “I stayed inside waiting, walked outside and looked around, came back in and waited a couple more minutes and got hot on the grill,” Bowen wrote on Facebook. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Not wanting to disturb the worker’s critical beauty sleep, Alex went into the kitchen and fixed himself his go-to Waffle House meal. “That’s when I got hot on the grill with a Texas bacon cheesesteak melt,” Bowen said. “It was around 3 a.m. I was pretty inebriated.” When life gives you a Waffle House with no cook, turn yourself into a Waffle House cook.
Not only did he cook himself a wonderful late-night snack, but he documented his culinary experience and even got a selfie with the slumbering Waffle House employee. “I stayed inside waiting, walked outside and looked around, came back in and waited a couple more minutes and got hot on the grill,” Bowen wrote on Facebook. Turns out the employee was taking a nap at a table in the restaurant. And Alex was as quiet as a mouse while he prepared his meal and didn’t wake up the worker the entire time. Then Bowen cleaned up after he was done making the meal because he’s courteous AF. “I even scraped the grill when I was done,” Bowen said.
Since there was nobody awake to take his money, Bowen left but returned the very next day to pay for his sandwich. “We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action,” the Waffle House manager said. “In a related note, obviously Alex has some cooking skills, and we’d like to talk to him about a job since we may have something for him.” Who among us wouldn’t make our own Waffle House feast if given the opportunity?