This is pretty legendary.
Alex Bowen said he couldn’t sleep.
So in a hungry and slightly drunken stupor, Bowen said he walked to a West Columbia Waffle House early Thursday morning and found it empty of other customers. He also didn’t see an employee right away.
With hunger calling out to him and no bacon sizzling on the well-worn Waffle House grill, Bowen said he waited for 10 minutes at the register.
“I walked back outside to look for employees,” Bowen said. “No one in sight.”
Bowen said he didn’t notice the sleeping employee in a corner booth at first, but he walked back inside.
“Walked back in and waited a few more minutes and then it was go time,” Bowen said with a laugh.
“Got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles,” Bowen said. “When I was done I cleaned the grill, collected my ill-gotten sandwich and rolled on out.”
The photos in this post show Bowen in the cooking areas and a stacked sandwich.
“I give all the credit to my old friend vodka,” Bowen said. “I wouldn’t normally have done that.”
Bowen came back that afternoon and gave them $5 for the sandwich he made.
The employee was suspended for a week.
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