The Southern internet has been in an uproar over Waffle House’s latest announcement: the fast-breakfast chain is expanding their beverage selection, but there’s a catch — it’s only one location, and patrons are limited to Miller Lite or Coors Light. Braves Fans now have the option to grab a beer at SunTrust Park’s Waffle House World Famous Hashbrown Cart, located in section 130.
In a state with backwards beer laws, this looks a little bit like progress. It could also change our associations with the beloved chain. Waffle House has been there for us through the years, especially all the times we can’t remember. Now we’ll just remember a little less.
As the birthplace of Waffle House, Atlanta had a lot to say. It is amusing to think you can chug a beer and coat your stomach with hash browns (waffles are located at a separate, though not distant, cart), all while watching the Braves.
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Many believe, however, that serving Coors Light along hash browns tarnishes the spirit of Waffle House. It is, after all, where you go to sober up:
Imagine pulling up to Waffle House already drunk and ordering a beer and getting more drunk.— Tristan Thompson is innocent (@Brokequan9378) April 19, 2018
Others are concerned about their wellbeing should the practice expand to brick-and-mortar locations:
Waffle House looks like the bar on Tatooine after sun down. Who ever thinks you should add alcohol to that combination is really out here rooting for anarchy.— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) April 20, 2018
The most dangerous place in America is a Waffle House after midnight. Waffle House will begin selling beer. May God have mercy on us— AK On Fire (@realakonfire) April 19, 2018