The Waffle House

The Waffle House (HM14A4)

Location: Decatur, GA 30030 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.467', W 84° 16.7'

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At this location, on Labor Day 1955, Avondale Estates neighbors Joe Rogers, Sr., and Tom Forkner founded the first Waffle House restaurant. The name was inspired by the most popular item on the original menu. The restaurant's focus on fast-food speed and round-the-clock service reflected mid-century societal shifts toward an automobile culture. As suburbs and the interstate highway system developed throughout the region and the nation, Waffle House grew to include over 1,600 locations nationwide, becoming an American cultural icon open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2004 Waffle House reacquired the original restaurant building and opened it as a museum in 2008.
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HM NumberHM14A4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number44-2
Year Placed2012
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Waffle House, the City of Avondale Estates, and the Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 752038 N 3740477
Decimal Degrees33.77445000, -84.27833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.467', W 84° 16.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 28.02" N, 84° 16' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2725 E College Ave, Decatur GA 30030, US
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