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Robber with AK-47 shot by Waffle House customer, DeSoto police say 

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The morale of this story is do not screw with Texans they will shoot you.

DeSoto police have identified the suspect in an aggravated robbery at a Waffle House last week.

Source: Robber with AK-47 shot by Waffle House customer, DeSoto police say | Dallas Morning News

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Vietnam vet, 70, uses cane to foil Waffle House robbery

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This is from Fox News. 

Phillip Brooks  is one hell of a tough old veteran.

 

Surveillance camera photo shows man who tried to rob a Waffle House in Fayetteville on April 2, 2016. (Fayetteville Police Department)

Surveillance camera photo shows man who tried to rob a Waffle House in Fayetteville on April 2, 2016. (Fayetteville Police Department)

A 70-year-old Army vet foiled a robbery at a North Carolina Waffle House when he cracked the would-be robber in the nose with his cane.

Phillip Brooks was about to sit down for breakfast at the Waffle House in Fayetteville on April 2 when a man with an AK-47 style rifle rushed in and announced a robbery.

Brooks, who served two tours in Vietnam, recognized the weapon as a fake, WRAL-TV reported Friday.

“All the working parts were missing, so I just told the girls, ‘Don’t give him anything. That’s a fake gun,’” he said.

Brooks told the station he sprung into action when he saw the weapon pointed at him.

“I hit him in the nose with my cane,” the vet said. “He kept batting it away with the barrel of the rifle, and I kept batting the barrel of the rifle away.”

Customers helped chase the suspect out of the restaurant.

Fayetteville police released a photo of suspect that was taken with a surveillance camera.

Armed Citizen Shoots And Kills Waffle House Robber

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Good Guy 1 Bad Guy 0.

A Waffle House customer with a legally concealed weapon saved the day by shooting an armed robber at a Waffle House in North Charleston, South Carolina.

 The customer, who remains unidentified, opened fire on the armed suspect around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, according to The Post and Courier. The suspect, who police have also not named, was rushed to the hospital where he died from his wounds.

The customer’s decision to use force drew praise from employees. “He saved us, that’s what he did,” a Waffle House employee said.

One police officer on the scene speaking on the condition of anonymity said the customer’s actions are an example of how guns in the right hands can save people, saying, “It’s says something about firearms, for good people with firearms being in the right hands.

“No one was hurt, which is the best part. No one was injured – besides the suspect,” Waffle House Division Manager Brandon Rogers said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/10/armed-citizen-shoots-and-kills-waffle-house-robber/#ixzz3oGRigPsn

11 Late-Night Facts About Waffle House

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This is from Mental Floss.

I have had many meals at Waffle Houses while traveling  or getting off work at dark thirty or after a night of painting the town red in my wild and wooly years.

 

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Waffle House has been around for 60 years, but how much do you know about this iconic southern food chain? Scatter, smother, and cover your brain with these facts.

1. THE FOUNDERS WERE NEIGHBORS.

In the mid-1950s, Joe Rogers and Tom Forkner were neighbors working for the Toddle House chain and at a real estate agency, respectively. The two men decided they wanted to open their own restaurant, one that focused on its customers—and on Labor Day 1955, the first Waffle House opened its doors in Avondale Estates, Ga.

The restaurant was a huge success; by 1961, there were four locations, allowing Rogers to leave his job at the Toddle House. With time, the iconic yellow sign began to pop up all over the Southeast.

2. FEMA USES A “WAFFLE HOUSE INDEX” TO DETERMINE THE SEVERITY OF A NATURAL DISASTER.

Since Waffle House prides itself on being open 24/7, FEMA uses the restaurant as an informal index to determine the impact of disasters. It has three stages: Green indicates an open restaurant with a full menu; yellow means the restaurant is serving a limited menu; and red means the Waffle House is closed. And if Waffle House is completely closed, you know things are bad: The restaurants are extremely adaptable, and their limited menu varies according to what appliances are working in the kitchen and what supplies are available.

3. EACH RESTAURANT’S KEYS ARE KEPT ABOVE GROUND.

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Contrary to a widespread urban legend, Waffle House is not so confident in its ability to stay open around the clock that it buries the keys to each new location in the cement in front of the restaurant.

4. WAFFLE HOUSE BUYS 2 PERCENT OF ALL AMERICAN EGGS ANNUALLY ….

According to the Waffle House website, the chain has served over 2,501,866,574 eggs since its opening in 1955. According to a 2005 article in USA Today, the restaurant buys 2 percent of all eggs produced in the United States annually.

5. …AND IS THE WORLD’S LEADING SERVER OF T-BONE STEAKS.

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Waffle House also churns out steaks at breakneck speeds. The chain serves four T-bones every minute. According to the restaurant, they serve more T-bone steaks than any other outlet in the world: The restaurant has grilled 134,842,441 T-bones since 1955.

6. IT’S MORE ROMANTIC THAN YOU THINK.

Not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? No worries, Waffle House has you covered. For the past eight years, the restaurants have celebrated the holiday with white tablecloths, candles, and heart decorations.

While Valentine’s at Waffle House might seem like a last-minute decision, diners at some locations, like Atlanta’s Cheshire Bridge Road Waffle House, actually do need a reservation. “We’re not fancy people,” one patron told CBS46 in 2013. “We like Waffle House and its good food.”

7. ATLANTA BOASTS THE MOST WAFFLE HOUSES.

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The very first Waffle House opened in suburban Atlanta, so it makes sense that the most outlets can be found nearby. The Big Peach has 132 locations. The runner up—Cartersville, Ga.—only has 45.

8. MORE THAN 300 STRIPS OF BACON ARE SERVED A MINUTE.

To be more precise, it’s 341 strips every 60 seconds. The chain also serves 238 orders of hash browns, 145 waffles, 110 sausage patties, and 127 cups of coffee per minute.

9. WAFFLE HOUSE RECORDS IS A THING.

In 1984, Waffle House records released its first song, “Waffle House Family.” In 2007, the chain released their first music video, called “Bert,” after its chili. If you want something to listen to while driving to your nearest Waffle House, you can also pick up Waffle House Jukebox Favorites, Vol. 2.

10. YOU CAN VISIT THE ORIGINAL LOCATION, BUT YOU CAN’T GET A WAFFLE THERE.

The original location has been converted into a museum, so while you can still visit (by appointment only), you can’t sit down and order a T-bone. The museum has been renovated to look like it’s frozen in 1955. Visitors can still enjoy the retro design and buy something in its extensive gift shop, though.

11. WAFFLE HOUSE WANTS YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

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Waffle House Test Kitchen is a division of the company that focuses on adding new menu items. “As our Regulars know, we don’t like to fix what ain’t broken,” the Waffle House website explains. “But we are continually working to make sure we serve the best food available, made with the best recipes. And occasionally, we’ll introduce a new product.”

After the chain releases a new food, it invites diners to fill out a survey asking what they thought. Waffle House uses those results to decide what should stay on the menu permanently.

 

 

 

Ten ‘Right Wing’ Companies Liberal Wants You to Boycott

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This is from Freedom Force.

Liberals hate these companies this is the best reason to support them.

 

 

1. Chick-fil-A                                                          

CHicks This one is likely no surprise to you because their anti-gay stance has been in the news quite a bit over the past couple years. But not only are they completely against gay marriage, they also are huge donors to extreme right wing candidates and causes.

2. Hobby Lobby

1024px-HobbyLobbyStowOhioHobby Lobby is another business that has gotten a lot of media attention because of their extreme Conservative views. Hobby Lobby is not only against a woman’s right to choose, but they are also against birth control. After Obamacare was implemented they vehemently fought against the employer mandate for birth control to be included in their insurance policy. They actually took their fight all the way to the Supreme Court….and won.

You know, the really ironic part of this story is that Hobby Lobby and Conservatives claim that they were fighting this mandate because they are so against abortion. But without affordable access to contraception, there will surely be more abortions. I’m not sure that they thought this one all the way through…..((What the writer does not tell her readers is that these contraceptives cause abortions.))

3. Carl’s Jr.

carlsCarl’s Jr. has been notorious for objectifying women in most of their highly sexual and controversial ads. But they also have been huge supporters of extreme anti-abortion causes. And if that’s not enough reason to avoid this fast food restaurant, they are also totally against gay rights. As a matter of fact, gay rights groups actually started calling the food “Bigot burgers” after the company’s founder, Carl Karcher, came out in support for a 1978 proposition which would have allowed school boards to fire any teacher for being gay or for advocating homosexuality. In addition Carl’s Jr. is also a big time donor for Conservative Super PACs and the Republican Party.

4. Walmart

WalmartTestOver the past several years Walmart has consistently gotten into trouble for controversial practices. It is widely known that they pay their employees extremely low wages and are totally against any sort of raising of the national minimum wage. They are also famous for being anti-women. Many of their female employees have continually spoken out about wide-spread discrimination. In 2011 several female employees actually filed a class action law suit against Walmart and took it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Marriot5. Marriott Hotels

Marriott, along with their subsidiary Ritz-Carlton, are major donors to Conservative Super PACs and extreme right wing candidates. Their chairman, J.W. Marriott Jr., has contributed more than a Million dollars to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future.

6. Waffle House

Waffle HouseWaffle House is another restaurant run by extreme Conservatives who aremajor donors to right wing causes and candidates. As a matter of fact, 100% of all of their donations went directly to Conservatives. Waffle House’s CEO, Jim Rogers Jr., has been a big supporter of Republican causes for a very long time. In 2006 he joined the finance team for Mitt Romney’s Super PAC, Common Wealth PAC.

Angel Soft7. Angel Soft, Brawny, and Dixie

Angel Soft toilet paper, Brawny paper towels, and Dixie cups are all subsidiaries of Koch Industries, headed by the Koch brothers. And they donate Millions of dollars every year to groups like The National Rifle Association, The National Right To Life Committee, and Grover Norquist.

8. Exxon

ExxonExxon Mobil has a very long history of fighting against the LGBT community. As the Huffington Post reported in 2013, Exxon “has been fighting for years against non-discrimination protection and equal benefits coverage for their employees.” Moreover, as IdentitiesMic reports – “before Exxon acquired Mobil in 1999, Mobile had ‘policies to protect discrimination against gay men and lesbians, and even offered benefits to same-sex couples,’ but Exxon took that all away, according to LGBT news site the Dallas Voice.”

9. Cracker Barrel

Cracker BarrelCracker Barrel is yet another company who has had a long history of racist and anti-gay practices. They have been known to fire employees who did not appropriately display heterosexual behaviors. In 2004, the U.S. Justice Department declared that the restaurant had discriminated against both employees and diners based on the color of their skin or sexual orientation.

10. Urban Outfitters

Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters has a very well known reputation for being both anti-women and anti-gay. In 2008, the company’s president and founder, Richard Haney, decided to back one of the Presidential nominees. And of all of the choices out there he felt he most aligned with the homophobic Rick Santorum. And in addition this company is also a major donor for extreme Conservative causes and candidates.

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