This may look like the National Hurricane Center, but the people in this room have only one thing on their minds: keeping the waffle irons hot!
The honchos at Waffle House — whose closures are used by FEMA to gauge the severity of natural disasters with a so-called “Waffle House Index” — huddled in their war room Friday tracking Hurricane Dorian as it barreled toward Florida.
The 24-hour Southern breakfast chain enlisted a team of weather experts at its Georgia-based “storm room” to decide if they should shutter any restaurants, a rep for the firm said.
The officials were glued to the Weather Channel, along with hyper-focused storm tracking software, as they munched a lunch of patty melts, grilled chicken sandwiches and — what else? — waffles from the restaurant, said public relations director Pat Warner.