Coronavirus Forces Waffle House To Close More Than 400 Restaurants The chain takes pride in hardly ever closing its restaurants, but because of COVID-19 it has had to close some. For now, many hungry road trippers will have to find their waffles and coffee elsewhere.
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Coronavirus Forces Waffle House To Close More Than 400 Restaurants

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Coronavirus Forces Waffle House To Close More Than 400 Restaurants

Coronavirus Forces Waffle House To Close More Than 400 Restaurants

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The chain takes pride in hardly ever closing its restaurants, but because of COVID-19 it has had to close some. For now, many hungry road trippers will have to find their waffles and coffee elsewhere.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Waffle House takes pride in never closing. When a location does shut, typically during a natural disaster, it quickly reopens. FEMA even uses an informal Waffle House Index to measure a hurricane's damage. With the coronavirus, the Waffle House Index is severe. More than 400 Waffle Houses are closed. So for now, many people have to find waffles, coffee and hash browns at home.

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