Popular Restaurant With a Cult Following Asked Boston if It’s Finally Time to Come to New England
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Okay, who hasn't heard of Waffle House? Whether you've eaten at one or not, it's one of the most iconic, beloved Southern style good-food-fast restaurants open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There's even a rumor that some of them don't have locks on their doors. This simple comfort food restaurant has, for some reason, created a diehard cult following.
I've heard that it's special because of its simple, delicious, comfort food, and incredible breakfasts that get the job done no matter how scrumptiously high-caloric and rich-tasting the food is. From waffles to chicken, hash browns, homemade pies, burgers, and steaks on the menu, this beloved place with jukeboxes and a diner feel has a cult following.
Anyway, get this: the closest Waffle House is 300 miles away in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, just outside Scranton. So, one of the most popular restaurants in the entire country is only in 25 states. Not only does that not include New England, but it's not even in New York or New Jersey. I mean, that's unacceptable, don't you think?
So, why is Waffle House asking Boston if it's time to open in New England? Why, social media, of course.
OnlyinBos casually posted on Instagram that the closest one is in Clarks Summit 300 miles away. It's an Insta filled with fun facts, random information, photos, and video that I absolutely love following. So, when the official Waffle House Instagram account actually replied to the post asking if Boston wants a Waffle House, the comments blew up. People were begging and pleading for one.
Hmmmmmmm, I wonder if the big wigs will actually consider it. If it can't open in Boston, can it at least be somewhere in New England that makes it close enough for a road-trip worthy adventure?
We can only hope, but we do know the power of social media, so time will tell. I mean, seriously, New England deserves at least a couple.