Waffle House is an ATL institution, and you can learn all about it at their quirky museum
The first-ever Waffle House was opened in Avondale Estates back in 1955. Joe Rogers, Sr. and Tom Forkner opened their first WH restaurant, and the chain has come a long way since. Solidifying itself as the South’s favorite breakfast chain, this fun and quirky museum is a shrine to the Waffle House legacy and its first location.
The Waffle House Museum captures the spirit and history of the 24-hour chain, includeing a re-creation of that first restaurant Joe and Tom opened on Labor Day, 1955. It’s filled with more than 60 years of Waffle House memorabilia, and is the perfect place to visit if you’re a stan of the food chain.
Atlantans have united over their love for Waffle House since opening, with the ATL boasting more locations than any other city across the states.
So make sure to visit the Waffle House Museum, located in Avondale Estates. Visits to the museum are by appointment only and are only available on Wednesdays at 11AM or 1PM. Reservations can be made via their website.
Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Please note – This tour explains the history of Waffle House restaurants and corporation. It may not be suitable for groups of young children.
You can find the Waffle House Museum at 2719 East College Avenue, Decatur, 30030.