NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Did someone burn the Christmas dinner? Or maybe your travel plans didn't go as you thought? These holiday emergencies and more are all resolved in the latest release from Waffle House.
"The Waffle House Saves Christmas" is an anthem of bad holidays turned good because of the friendly experience at Waffle House restaurants. Since opening the first restaurant in 1955, Waffle House has been open every Christmas Day.
"I love working Christmas," says Dave Rickell, executive vice president of operations. "One of the reasons is because as a child, Waffle House saved my family's holiday."
Growing up in New York, Dave did not know about Waffle House restaurants. One December his family was traveling and found themselves in Virginia. Hungry and tired, Dave and his family stopped in a Waffle House for Christmas Eve dinner. They liked it so much they came back the next morning as well. While it was his first time at Waffle House, it would not be his last. Little did he know that years later he would be a Waffle House executive responsible for the operation of 680 restaurants.
"It's because of that experience that I love working Christmas day" adds Dave. "Many come to Waffle House because it's their family tradition; however, for some we are a beacon of light during what can be a stressful time." And like all Waffle House restaurant management, Dave will be behind the counter working this Christmas and New Year's.
The 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year restaurant welcomes everyone for the holidays, even those who burned their dinner or missed their flight or find themselves alone away from home. "The Waffle House Saves Christmas," penned and performed by Atlanta artist Jason Phelps is now available on Waffle House TouchTunes jukeboxes in all 1,850 restaurants.
About Waffle House
Waffle House® restaurants have been a mainstay for American dining since its founding in Avondale Estates, Ga., in 1955. Today the Waffle House system operates 1,850 restaurants in 25 states. Waffle House restaurants are known for serving over a billion waffles, leading the world in serving waffles, T-bones, hashbrowns and grits, and being a welcoming beacon to all after storms and on all holidays.
SOURCE Waffle House