Smothered and covered to go!
The Waffle House is a sacred Southern institution. Southerners know that whenever there is a rumble in the bellows of a hungry belly, no matter what time of day or night, you can turn to your local Waffle House. Those Scrabble letter-like squares of yellow and black are a universal beacon for all craving a hearty plate of eggs, waffles, and of course hash browns—scattered, smothered, and covered.
And even though you can hit up this Southern icon 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sometimes you’re just in a hurry and can’t take a seat.
Well, did you know that if you happen to have a hankering for Waffle House but are short on time, and you happen to be in the Atlanta area, you’re in luck! That’s right, Stone Mountain, Georgia, just outside of the Atlanta city limits, is the home to the one and only drive-thru Waffle House!
We had no idea but what a delightful surprise, and apparently we aren’t alone. Waffle House tweeted the photo above to spread the good word. We were excited to learn that this speedy version of our favorite comfort food has been available in Georgia since April of 2015. The drive-thru does offer a limited menu, so you can’t get everything on the menu, but Pat Warner, director of PR and external affairs for Waffle House told SouthernLiving that you can get your hash browns, any way you want, “of course!”
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A limited menu may not include your favorite dish so Warner told us that the entire menu is available to go for customers who go inside to order. The drive-thru is also only open from 6AM until 2PM so you will have to go inside in the late afternoon and evening hours.
We also asked Warner if the Stone Mountain location was an indication of more to come.
“There are none on the drawing board now, however we never say never!”
Well, that’s definitely not a no!