User "ThrowRA_waffelhouse" penned a tale about her fiancé getting in fights with a cook at a local Waffle House who seems hellbent on not serving him the correct eggs. Initially, he asked for runny eggs but his eggs weren't cooked to his liking. After registering a complaint, the chef served him scrambled eggs, seemingly out of spite. This continued to happen at the same Waffle House, eventually escalating to the point where the fiancé and the cook got into physical fights.
One physical fight with an employee would normally turn a diner off from a restaurant forever, but the fiancé continued to go to this Waffle House and has fistfought the cook "6 or 7 times." The absurd tale has inexplicably been deleted from /r/Relationships but it has been preserved on Twitter, where users delighted in "ThrowRA_wafflehouse's" plight.
— relationships.txt (@redditships) May 12, 2020
Many assumed that the rivalry between fiancé and cook had transcended beyond mere hatred and become something greater.
The cook and the boyfriend used to date each other. The cook knows EXACTLY how to make the eggs right and also knows It's the reason for their break up. 😂. A simple case of spite eggs.
— Giovanni (@MLC_StormChaser) May 12, 2020
Update from 2021: My boyfriend (29M) has left me for a Waffle House chef (35M)
— Socially Distant Kitten (@schrodingerskit) May 12, 2020
I'm awake now and can't believe this blew up. Please take my poll. Is the cook:
— This Jake Are Sick (@JakeMHS) May 12, 2020
Others took the tale as simply another example of Waffle House being a wondrous place separated from reality.
This is Waffle House Fight Club. The first rule of Waffle House Fight Club is: you do not talk about Waffle House Fight Club.
The second rule about Waffle House Fight Club is: you do not talk about Waffle House Fight Club.
The third rule about Waffle House Fight Club… https://t.co/3t3STQ1vs1
— Ken Fang (@fangsbites) May 12, 2020
Buddy if you think they’re about to fire a Waffle House employees for simply fighting when they’re on the clock, then I have some news for you.
— I Don’t Eat Bread (@PBS_Impulse9) May 12, 2020
I see the TL telling on itself en masse, because if you’ve never seen a fight at Waffle House you don’t really like to eat at Waffle House
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) May 12, 2020
Truly no institution is as uniquely American and as bizarrely trashy and beloved as Waffle House. Here's hoping we get an update soon.