Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waffle House Smothering and Covering Downtown Colleges

Following the opening of a Waffle House at Underground Atlanta early last year, not far from Georgia State University, another location is opening not far away at the soon to open Parker H. Petit Science Center at Piedmont Ave and Decatur St. A 10-story science and research facility, the building is due for completion next spring. Waffle House has plans to follow that timeline with hopes of opening their eatery in late spring. Waffle House seems intent on feeding grits and waffles to as many Georgia State students as possible, but they're not stopping there. Waffle House will also open at Technology Square, not far from Georgia Tech. Located at 5th and Spring, the Waffle House will open in the former American Apparel space, next to Tin Drum Asia Cafe. With hopes to open by late this year, or early next year, Georgia Tech students are already getting excited after word of its opening started to circulate this week as classes started. Repeat Atlanta!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a classy replacement for American Apparrel.

Anonymous said...

A Waffle House will make the nerds on North Avenue feel cool like the kids in Athens

Reactionary said...

"Such a classy replacement for American Apparrel."

Boo-effing-hoo. Using a credit card to buy designer clothes (and, for that matter, "designer" clothes) is pie-in-the-sky bubble economics. Waffle House is economic and social reality, and it's about damn time. It's a well run company that delivers value for the money and they are cleaning up.

Phase 2 of the correction: when the owners of those steel and glass monstrosities all over town finally realize they have no choice but to dynamite them. That's when we'll know economic recovery is definitely and irrevocably underway.

Anonymous said...

I assume these new Waffle Houses will be employing a lot of UGA grads.

Anonymous said...

Waffle House does accept Visa and MasterCard (but no checks).

Reactionary said...

I'd skim off the idiot credit card issuers who lend money to people without enough cash to buy a hot breakfast as well, genius.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous and Reactionary:
Credit cards can be an enormous convenience as long as you use them responsibly and ALWAYS pay off your bills IN FULL every month.

Personally, I don't carry cash anymore, even for making a single 8-cent copy at Office Depot. If a place doesn't accept credit cards, I am out of there, forever!