Business booming at Waffle House after LA sports columnist’s tweet

ATLANTA — A tweet by a Los Angeles sports columnist during the Dodgers-Braves series criticized Truist Park, Braves fans and even mentioned Waffle House. But it wasn’t all bad. An area manager for Waffle House says that tweet actually brought more people to their restaurants.

The tweet from LA Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke said, “After the five-game madness against the Giants, this NLCS Game One in sterile shopping-mall Atlanta stadium feels like a Saturday night in May..most excitement is discussion of post-game trip to Waffle House.”

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Those trips have increased after Plaschke’s tweet.

“Oh man. Honestly thank you Bill. Bill probably gave us so much endorsement that weekend. All our restaurants were busy so we appreciate the tweets from him,” Waffle House area manager Simel Boyd said.

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Boyd says as the LA columnist took digs at Atlanta fans, their stadium and food choices, it just made locals support Waffle House even more. Customer Casey Armiger says the tweet didn’t age well. He says the most exciting part of the series was the Braves going to the World Series.

As the fans showed support for their Braves and their homegrown Waffle House, employees did their part to cheer on the Braves to the World Series.

Boyd says all of his managers and associates didn’t have much of their voices left the day after the Braves beat the Dodgers after screaming at the top of their lungs.

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