Look me in the eye and tell me something that can close 360 Waffle Houses is going to be "all better by Easter". https://t.co/jUi3YM9xkR
It’s real real now. Waffle Houses do not close. Just ask anybody in Hurricane prone areas.
Waffle House index: if after a hurricane, local waffle houses are open with a full menu, things are basically good. Limited menu, they’re ok. If they close, it’s bad.
After Hurricane Katrina, 107 closed.
365 closed today.
If you don’t know why this is significant: Waffle Houses NEVER close. They’re open 24/7, have limited menus in case of no water or no electricity (or both); founded by WWII military men who lived to be almost 100.
If a nuke went off, they’d use the gamma radiation to fry the eggs https://t.co/Uj868A3kpl
OK WEIRD FACT OF THE DAY IS THAT FEMA USES WAFFLE HOUSES TO TRACK HOW BAD A DISASTER IS AND UH
OH FUCK https://t.co/MXG01oX9Uh
"oh well we started to take it seriously when the waffle houses closed" is gonna be in a history book
It’s not all Waffle Houses closed across the region. Yet.
But if Waffle House could safely operate, they would. I’ve been in the room with their emergency managers. They understand their role.
They know they’re both service & symbol.
Every southerner, my whole life: "When Waffle Houses close, that's when you know it's serious. Waffle House Index! Only disaster metric I trust!"
Now watch as many of them abandon even this ingrained wisdom. They'll go own libs at ihop. Terrorists hate us for our ihop
For those of y'all who don't know, FEMA uses the Waffle House Index for disasters.
This means that they determine how well an area is doing based on the status of their Waffle Houses.
365 Waffle Houses being closed all at once has never happened before. This. Is. Bad. https://t.co/Pf35qlR3Kp
FEMA uses Waffle Houses as an informal metric of distress, called the Waffle House Index. 365 Waffle Houses are now closed for #coronavirus . https://t.co/szcGj2RN5T
Contrary to reputation Waffle Houses do close in disaster zones, but their disaster prep and graceful degradation of service is legendary. When they fully close it means that area is extremely fucked. https://t.co/tBapqJhp9R
Waffle Houses closing show this situation is serious.
Waffle Houses don't even close down in hurricanes. https://t.co/B3SD1kHDde
This is fucked up. Waffle Houses do not close. I had a bf who worked in food distribution and during a hurricane he had to work in the office alone all weekend to make sure they got the food they needed. FEMA even uses Waffle House closures to measure the impact of disasters https://t.co/4dzTNPhoDd
Strange but true fact FEMA has developed a term for it: “The Waffle House Index” Coronavirus shuts hundreds of Waffle Houses, the restaurant that 'never closes' https://t.co/palAbMxseV
bro there are 365 CLOSED waffle houses right now! this isnt a fucking joke!
Fam they're closing all the Waffle Houses. Sh*t is real. Sh*t is getting real.
Waffle houses are community hang out spots, if they’re closing, it’s a definite sign a mass wave of missed rent is coming https://t.co/It2fvnaHoJ
Waffle Houses are closing......we’re actually fucked.
are they about to turn waffle houses into makeshift hospitals
IKR?! holy shit, I ain't liking this one bit, I was ok until they closed the Waffle Houses.
Only two things are known to survive nuclear winters. Cockroaches and Waffle Houses. We are in big trouble.
Waffle Houses are closing and the president wants to return back to normal??? #COVID19
If a Waffle House closes - does a stomach growl?
Seriously, isn’t there a measure of disaster in an area by the number of Waffle Houses which are affected?
Was doing great until the sign of the Apocalypse arrived this morning that Waffle Houses are closing. 😷