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Always open, Waffle House offers refuge in the storm

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- While the snow continued to fall outside early this morning,many people took cover inside a toasty-warm Waffle House off Market St. in Wilmington to defrost and chow down.

"I'm from Florida," one diner said. "I'm not used to this cold."

But snow did not stop these people from enjoying a warm meal and a hot cup of coffee. One man says he woke up early to workout like he does every day.

"I came out to go to Planet Fitness to work out and just hoping they might still be open 24 hours today, and they weren't," he said.

Instead of burning calories, he decided to eat them.

Jorden Lawson walked to the Waffle House from Ringo Dr. to grab a bite to eat after his car had a little slip-up on the ice.

"The car just started drifting off, and we couldn't do anything about it. Hit a curb, and it was slow, but I mean it scared everybody, and the front axel broke.">

He says ice on the road is to blame.

"Coming around the corner, snow, sliding everywhere. Couldn't really stay on the road anyway. Shouldn't have been driving in the first place," he said.

But Lawson says he and his friends are hanging in there and trying not to freeze.

"Being really cold. Other than that, I mean, bundle up," Lawson said.

Waffle House says it is open 24 hours through the winter storm.

Many other businesses and restaurants will reopen as they can.

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Let's hear it for the

Let's hear it for the employees of places like this that jeopardize the lives of their employees to make sure others can line the coffers.. I hope anyone that went to Waffle House tipped VERY well! If you went to any stores that were open the clerks certainly deserved your best friendly greeting and treatment for having to be there..

What a twisted way of seeing things

Waffle House went out of its way to maintain consistent service during very inclement weather to its customers and all you can say is that it jeopardized the lives of its employees? What is wrong with you?

Two thoughts:

(1)You're a piece of crap for trying to turn something nice into something less than nice.
(2) Thank you Waffle House