In the wee small hours of the morning, Waffle House becomes a magnet for intoxicated people with mischief on their minds. And last week, a fellow by the name of Alex Bowen raised the bar for drunken antics pretty darn high by jumping into the kitchen of a mysteriously empty Waffle House to cook himself an early morning feast. He later posted pics of his cooking spree on Facebook.
Bowen tells ABC News that he waited at the register for ten minutes and even went outside to look for someone to take his order, but couldn’t find anyone. “It was around 3 a.m.,” Bowen explains. “I was pretty inebriated.” He then realized that the overnight staffers were probably catching some shut-eye in the back of the house. “That’s when I got hot on the grill with a Texas bacon cheesesteak melt,” Bowen remarks. Alex packaged up his meal to-go and also cleaned up the kitchen before departing. Although he didn’t leave any cash, Alex did decide to return the next day to pay for his improvised meal.
Waffle House does not condone this type of behavior, but a rep notes: “[O]bviously Alex has some cooking skills, and we’d like to talk to him about a job since we may have something for him."
• Alex Bowen [Facebook]
• Waffle House customer cooks up his own meal at empty restaurant [ABC News]