The Waffle House Museum Will Make You Book a Flight to Georgia Immediately

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Love breakfast food? Check out this museum all about the Waffle House
Waffle House Museum

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The Waffle House Museum is located in Decatur, Ga.

In 1955, “The Mickey Mouse Club” debuted on ABC, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was declared safe and ready to use, and the year the nationwide phenomenon known as Waffle House was begun.

Waffle House Museum

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The Waffle House Museum showcases memorabilia from the chain's history.

Neighbors Joe Rogers, Sr. and Tom Forkner decided to open up Avondale Estates’ first 24-hour restaurant, and over the last 60 years, Waffle House has grown into a chain with over 1,700 restaurants across 25 states.

The Waffle House Museum

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The Waffle House Museum is open for tours twice a week.

The original restaurant has now been turned into a museum in Decatur, Ga., and stepping inside is like being transported back to Labor Day in 1955, when the first Waffle House opened.

Signs on the wall advertise Coca-Cola for 10 cents and “hashbrown potatoes” for 20. A filet mignon in 1955 only cost $1.50. The interior was restored to look just as it did that year, and on display are server uniforms and menus throughout the chain’s history. The Museum offers tours by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and  four times every year, the museum opens to the public. 

The Waffle House Museum

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The Museum is also open to the public four times a year.

After you’ve taken the tour and seen the memorabilia that commemorates Waffle House’s humble beginnings, head about 2 blocks down the street to pick up your All-Star Special – or whatever your “usual” is.

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