There’s a chain of restaurants in the southern U.S. called “Waffle House.” It’s a good place to go if you’re:
– Hungry after midnight
– In College
Back in the 90s, my friends and I fit all of those categories quite often, so we spent a lot of time at the Waffle House. Now, the Waffle House food is nothing exciting, but the reason to go there is because of the Waffle House jukebox. Every Waffle House has a jukebox with your usual standard fare in the south (lots of Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and strange pop R&B songs that were popular, well, back in the 90s). But every one of their jukeboxes also has their own Waffle House themed music.
Yes, they have their own label and musicians that write and record songs about food and experiences at the Waffle House. My friends and I would save our quarters just to choose the following song and play it over and over depending on how much money we were able to put in the jukebox. I give to you, “Special Lady at the Waffle House.” It’s a real song and apparently after you go in and play it several nights in a row on repeat, the employees of the Waffle House will unplug the jukebox – I speak from experience:
And if you enjoyed that, you should also check out some of these other wonderful Waffle House originals:
Waffle House Family – https://youtu.be/lYQUB5Wb_FM
Raisins in My Toast – https://youtu.be/N_LnuPFnJXY