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(MyFox Atlanta)   Atlanta Waffle House now includes a 20% surcharge for: A) waitresses B) hostesses C ) off duty cops   (myfoxatlanta.com) divider line 56
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2013-02-16 05:20:29 PM  
Thy'll lose customers due to higher prices and wait staff due to lower tips but it's a free market decision.

Really just wanted to say here that waffles are delicious.

Mmmm blueberry waffles.
 
2013-02-16 05:47:10 PM  
Wasn't there a serial robber who hit nothing but Waffle Houses in Atlanta a few years back?
 
2013-02-16 06:03:08 PM  
Why not just raise the prices instead of call attention to the higher prices?
 
2013-02-16 06:50:22 PM  

davidphogan: Why not just raise the prices instead of call attention to the higher prices?


I think it's more about warning people that there is a cop on the property.
 
2013-02-16 06:57:10 PM  
Hrmm, haven't been to  a Waffle House since July 4th.  My friends and I need to drink more.
 
2013-02-16 06:58:08 PM  
This sentence makes no sense:

Seeking to tame large crowds and rowdy customers, the Waffle House in Five Points is charging a 20 percent surcharge to call its customers to cover the cost of an off-duty Atlanta police officer.

I guess they meant ALL its customers. Either way, I would take my business elsewhere.
 
2013-02-16 07:57:13 PM  
D) grease disposal and toilet cleaning
 
2013-02-16 08:21:27 PM  

gameshowhost: D) grease disposal and toilet cleaning


That would be an obvious and blatant lie, as no Waffle House in history has done either thing.
 
2013-02-16 08:40:44 PM  

dahmers love zombie: gameshowhost: D) grease disposal and toilet cleaning

That would be an obvious and blatant lie, as no Waffle House in history has done either thing.



They call the grease disposal units "customers".
 
2013-02-16 08:54:31 PM  
Have you been to five points at night (not L5P) bums, drunks, and criminals.

I didn't know WH took EBT.
 
2013-02-16 09:09:14 PM  
Sunshine Payne has obvious disappointed her parents.  They gave her a good porn name and here she is, waiting tables.
 
2013-02-16 09:58:00 PM  
Also a 10% surcharge for reading.
 
2013-02-16 10:00:10 PM  
Hey, it's 3am and I am drunk and hungry. Do you guys want to go to the restaurant with guaranteed law enforcement and 20% higher bill?

That is some fine businessing Waffle House manager.
 
2013-02-16 10:02:14 PM  
As if the hoodie patrol give a rat's ass.
 
2013-02-16 10:08:51 PM  
Scattered, smothered, covered, leaded...
 
2013-02-16 10:18:05 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-16 10:18:21 PM  

feckingmorons: Have you been to five points at night (not L5P) bums, drunks, and criminals.

I didn't know WH took EBT.


Is this the same area that the security guard who tased that one unruly woman works at?

That would explain a lot.
 
2013-02-16 10:20:04 PM  
I'm talking about this guy:
cdn.sourcefednews.com
Darien Long...

Is his shopping mall in the Five Points area?
 
2013-02-16 10:33:34 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Also a 10% surcharge for reading.


What are you reading for?
 
2013-02-16 10:52:45 PM  

LesserEvil: I'm talking about this guy:
[cdn.sourcefednews.com image 460x360]
Darien Long...

Is his shopping mall in the Five Points area?


I would definitely pay the extra 20% if that guy was the security guard at Waffle House. Heck I'd have 3 meals a day at WH.
 
2013-02-16 11:05:44 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Wasn't there a serial robber who hit nothing but Waffle Houses in Atlanta a few years back?


I know right when then caught him they found out he was also a cereal killer.
 
2013-02-16 11:38:51 PM  
Wouldn't hiring a bouncer or two be a much cheaper/practical decision?  Plus you wouldn't scare away the drunks, which probably probably accounts for 80% of their revenue from 2-6 AM.
 
2013-02-16 11:44:16 PM  

Mister Buttons: Wouldn't hiring a bouncer or two be a much cheaper/practical decision?  Plus you wouldn't scare away the drunks, which probably probably accounts for 80% of their revenue from 2-6 AM.


I don't think that is practical where this Waffle House is located.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6yoAVjbqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C9kD7YSsk
 
2013-02-17 12:12:16 AM  

LesserEvil: Mister Buttons: Wouldn't hiring a bouncer or two be a much cheaper/practical decision?  Plus you wouldn't scare away the drunks, which probably probably accounts for 80% of their revenue from 2-6 AM.

I don't think that is practical where this Waffle House is located.

[img2u.info image 630x354]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6yoAVjbqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C9kD7YSsk


That video always makes me so sad. Those poor kids don't have a chance. :-(
 
2013-02-17 12:35:03 AM  
Ok, I withdraw my bouncer suggestion.  My new suggestion is close down shop and get the fark out of there.
 
2013-02-17 01:15:40 AM  
based on personal experience visiting Atlanta it's wise to have the security. i have no idea why some of the locals are so damn angry but they are.
 
2013-02-17 01:31:16 AM  

gameshowhost: D) grease disposal and toilet cleaning


That's ridiculous. Everyone knows by now that grease is worth (a small portion of) its weight in gold.

/off topic csb

Worked at Wendy's. District manager caught grease trap thieves in action. Cops came, arrested them, illegal immigrants, deported.

Getting grease stolen is a double whammy because the truck would come on a regular schedule and we'd get paid for them to take it away. But if they came and it was empty, we would have to pay THEM for coming.
 
2013-02-17 01:32:47 AM  
Badly worded headline, subby.  At first, I thought the Waffle House was enough of a douchebag to raise prices for off-duty cops *only*.  Seemed counterintuitive, but there's been worse crazy spotted in the wild recently.

Fortunately, a quick check of the link cleared thing up.
 
2013-02-17 01:46:26 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: LesserEvil: Mister Buttons: Wouldn't hiring a bouncer or two be a much cheaper/practical decision?  Plus you wouldn't scare away the drunks, which probably probably accounts for 80% of their revenue from 2-6 AM.

I don't think that is practical where this Waffle House is located.

[img2u.info image 630x354]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6yoAVjbqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C9kD7YSsk

That video always makes me so sad. Those poor kids don't have a chance. :-(


Well, they could learn to read, write and do arithmetic. Speaking proper English would certainly quadruple their lifetime earning potential.
 
2013-02-17 02:12:38 AM  
Anyone know if they apply the 20% all the time, or just at nights or the weekends when the cop is on duty? Just curious, because if it's a permanent increase just add it to the freaking menu.
 
2013-02-17 02:31:31 AM  

feckingmorons: Have you been to five points at night (not L5P) bums, drunks, and criminals.

I didn't know WH took EBT.


There you go again, taking a cheap shot at President Obama. Terrible, terrible.
 
2013-02-17 03:17:52 AM  
We dont have this chain in my neck of the woods ( los angeles area ) . I remember driving from el paso back home in 03 and seeing a few but was in a rush to get home and never stopped. Are they any good ?
 
2013-02-17 03:20:24 AM  
The waitresses were complaining about lower tips?  Like the people the frequent the 5 Points Atlanta Waffle House tip in the first place?
 
2013-02-17 03:24:25 AM  

LesserEvil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C9kD7YSsk


That man is in serious need of counseling. Seriously. I have seen a lot of mall cops act like they are cops,  but this guy... sheesh.
 
2013-02-17 03:54:25 AM  

alienated: We dont have this chain in my neck of the woods ( los angeles area ) . I remember driving from el paso back home in 03 and seeing a few but was in a rush to get home and never stopped. Are they any good ?


I think the waffles and hashbrowns are very good, and they have actual vanilla and cherry syrup shots to add to regular Coca-Cola. It's cheap too. I once went out of my way for it but that was when I didn't live near one. Now there's one 2 miles from work but I only hit it up once in a rare occasion.

Jim Gaffigan does a funny bit about Waffle House
 
2013-02-17 05:43:04 AM  
I live near a McDonald's that has to have a bouncer on Friday and Saturday nights. They don't charge extra because they had to hire him, but believe me: when a low-class restaurant like McDonald's or Waffle House feels like they need on-site security, it's a sad state indeed. Most miserable customer base I've ever seen in my life. And no one there except the employees has ever spoken to me except to panhandle me.

And having been to Atlanta once, I guessed that the central stop on the Marta where the lines cross, in the middle of the city, would have some interesting stuff. So off I went, only to come out of the subway at Five Points and find a gold teeth shop across the street from another gold teeth shop. So... yeah. That's how Five Points is.

/ Not even joking.
// Atlanta Farkers: is that still there?
 
2013-02-17 08:18:07 AM  
Little Five Points is far hipper. Case in point: no Waffle House. Another point: Vortex. *drool*
 
2013-02-17 09:19:13 AM  

LesserEvil: feckingmorons: Have you been to five points at night (not L5P) bums, drunks, and criminals.

I didn't know WH took EBT.

Is this the same area that the security guard who tased that one unruly woman works at?

That would explain a lot.


Its not far from it, a little Northwest I think, but yeah the reason is the area and at night it gets even worse. Think about those people who were screaming, acting like a fool, selling drugs in broad daylight but turn the lights off, its why the GF told her kid he's not allowed to apply to Georgia State or even take scholarship offers from them.

That area is scary and the APD needs to pull a Rudy to drive all the crime out of downtown....
 
2013-02-17 09:31:24 AM  
Yes, well one of them is, I could have taken a pic Friday if i knew fark would finally green light one of these. That whole area looks like a flea market, they try to clean it up but its useless until they put patrols down there on every block.

It was sad seeing a cheer competition in town and seeing the little girls and mothers get harassed, I went over and pulled a group away from some locals who were hitting on the girls aggressively (keep in mind the girls were kids and the guys were late 20s) by saying "we've been looking everywhere for you!" Got them inside the building between peachtree and forsyth street and told them to stay up near the hard rock/international mall area and above, the ladies thanked me, one gave me a hug, while the other comforted the little girl who was crying. They even tried to give me money which I told them to put away and quick step it back north.

And people wonder why businesses don't want to be in downtown, its because people aren't safe, hell I felt safer in NY than I do in Atlanta.
 
2013-02-17 10:02:54 AM  
Waffle houses are about as plentiful here as Starbucks. If you don't like their policy go to the next one.

That being said they don't have friers so they don't have a bunch of greasy food.
 
2013-02-17 12:57:06 PM  

alienated: We dont have this chain in my neck of the woods ( los angeles area ) . I remember driving from el paso back home in 03 and seeing a few but was in a rush to get home and never stopped. Are they any good ?


No. It's vile. The pancakes amd waffles are tasteless, the bacon rubbery, and the scrambled eggs taste like powdered eggs.

Every single one of them is filthy. Without exception.

Keep driving until you find an IHOP.
 
2013-02-17 01:24:31 PM  

NASAM: alienated: We dont have this chain in my neck of the woods ( los angeles area ) . I remember driving from el paso back home in 03 and seeing a few but was in a rush to get home and never stopped. Are they any good ?

No. It's vile. The pancakes amd waffles are tasteless, the bacon rubbery, and the scrambled eggs taste like powdered eggs.

Every single one of them is filthy. Without exception.

Keep driving until you find an IHOP.


They're very popular and all over the place because they are vile?
 
2013-02-17 02:01:41 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Badly worded headline, subby.  At first, I thought the Waffle House was enough of a douchebag to raise prices for off-duty cops *only*.  Seemed counterintuitive, but there's been worse crazy spotted in the wild recently.

Fortunately, a quick check of the link cleared thing up.


Indeed. Subby doesn't seem familiar with English. Added bonus fail for "asinine" tag. All properly run businesses pass costs on to the customer. Guessing Subby is an idiot socialist.
 
2013-02-17 02:20:30 PM  
Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped, Diced & Tazed
 
2013-02-17 03:14:30 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: That video always makes me so sad. Those poor kids don't have a chance. :-(


They don't if people just sit around posting how they don't have a chance.

They do if positive role models get involved with their lives.
 
2013-02-17 06:10:49 PM  
maybe they should have not named it Five Points
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2013-02-17 07:52:29 PM  

Thats_right_ALL_the_tea: I live near a McDonald's that has to have a bouncer on Friday and Saturday nights. They don't charge extra because they had to hire him, but believe me: when a low-class restaurant like McDonald's or Waffle House feels like they need on-site security, it's a sad state indeed. Most miserable customer base I've ever seen in my life. And no one there except the employees has ever spoken to me except to panhandle me.

And having been to Atlanta once, I guessed that the central stop on the Marta where the lines cross, in the middle of the city, would have some interesting stuff. So off I went, only to come out of the subway at Five Points and find a gold teeth shop across the street from another gold teeth shop. So... yeah. That's how Five Points is.

/ Not even joking.
// Atlanta Farkers: is that still there?


Yep.  Still there.  I used to work on the opposite corner.
 
2013-02-17 08:23:47 PM  

JakeStone: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Also a 10% surcharge for reading.

What are you reading for?


Wha'chu readin for?
 
2013-02-17 08:26:09 PM  
"I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest farkin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, goddamnit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm...I dunno...I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a farkin' waffle waitress."
 
2013-02-18 12:45:43 AM  

spacemanjones: "I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest farkin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, goddamnit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm...I dunno...I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a farkin' waffle waitress."

~
You said "you stumped me" and then immediately answer her question.

FAIL.
 
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