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Waffle House Museum

Located on the site where Joe Rogers, Sr. and Tom Forkner opened the first Waffle House restaurant in Avondale Estates, Ga., the Waffle House Museum captures the spirit and history of the 24-hour chain. The museum includes a re-creation of that first restaurant Joe and Tom opened on Labor Day, 1955, and is filled with more than 60 years of Waffle House memorabilia.

The museum has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING magazine, in the AMC show HALT AND CATCH FIRE and is on the Georgia Historical Society list of historic sites.

Original Waffle House location
waffle house stools

Request a Museum Tour

Private tours are available for groups of up to 10 people and are offered ONLY on Wednesday’s at 11am or 1pm.

NOTE-This tour explains the history of Waffle House restaurants and corporation. Therefore it may not be suitable for young children.

 

***We are fully booked for the remainder of 2022.***

 

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Memories from... Under the Yellow Sign®

It's not just a tour, it's a pilgrimage.

Waffle House museum slideshow
  • Vintage Waffle House sign
  • Early Waffle House employees photo
  • Black and white photo of original Waffle House sign
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner sitting in front of a print of their photo
  • Ford mustang with custom Waffles signage
  • waffle house food truck at an event
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner with their families
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner at the Waffle house museum plaque
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner with Waffle House employees
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner
  • Joe Rogers Sr and Tom Forkner and others
  • ribbon cutting ceremony