In the biggest Waffle House news since the opening of the Waffle House on Ross Avenue, there's another Waffle House opening within Dallas proper — although this one falls just barely inside the Loop. The branch will open at 9777 Greenville Ave., at the southwest corner of Forest Lane, bringing waffles, hot coffee, and 24-hour breakfast to the northeast quadrant.
That would include the areas of Lake Highlands, southeast Richardson, and East Dallas/Greenville Avenue. It will sit midway between the Waffle House at Jupiter Road in Garland and the one on Spring Valley Road in Richardson.
Design for the branch has already been completed; according to a staffer, it will open in approximately six months.
In 2016, Waffle House opened its first "inner city" location at 5111 Ross Ave., counteracting a prior trend of opening locations only in outlying areas. Ross Avenue is the closest to Uptown, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum, making it a prime destination for post-entertainment dining.
The Greenville Avenue store is going into what is now an empty lot, next-door to a Braum's Ice Cream. The previous business in the space was a pawn shop called Colonial Jewelry & Loan that's since been demolished. Prior to that, it was a pizzeria called Forest Pizza and Pasta, but that goes way back.
While Waffle House is a chain, it's a chain that's open 24 hours and serves breakfast all the time. These are invaluable traits. Their menu includes waffles, steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, a completely edible side salad with fresh greens, and raisin toast.
And lastly, hash browns, done eight ways, including "smothered," "covered," "chunked," and "diced" — hash browns so legendary that bands such as Unsane and Hootie & the Blowfish have named songs after them.