Meanwhile at Waffle House: Maintaining your lights on, even just in disaster

Meanwhile at Waffle House: Maintaining your lights on, even just in disaster

Illustration by Ryan Snook

You may recall that last The month of january, Atlanta was paralyzed by 2 ” of snow and resulting gridlock, with one notable exception: Waffle House. No local store closed during Snowpocalypse 2014. “We really are a 24-hour restaurant, therefore we joke that people don’t understand how to close,” states Pat Warner, spokesperson for that Norcross-based chain. To prep for wintry weather, the organization holds workshops, outfits every store-and each worker-by having an ice storm package, and reserves rooms in hotels to place up stranded workers. Indeed, Waffle House so famously withstands tornados the Federal Emergency Management Agency produced a casual “Waffle House Index.” Just the direst scenario-a closed WaHo-merits FEMA’s “red” label.

This short article initially made an appearance within our The month of january 2015 issue.

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