Urban breakfast options just got a little more waffly with the February 15 opening of a Waffle House on Ross Avenue. This new branch represents the most inner-city that the Georgia-based chain has opened in the Dallas area.
"We did just open today," confirms manager John Velis. "And aside from our location on Northwest Highway and 35, this will be the location that's nearest to the downtown area."
Ordinarily, the celebration of a chain restaurant opening another location might seem unjustified. But other chain restaurants don't serve breakfast 24 hours a day, with crisp waffles and trademark hash browns done eight ways, including "smothered," "covered," "chunked," and "diced" — hash browns so legendary that bands such as Unsane and Hootie & the Blowfish named songs after them.
The food's good and it's also cheap, with a basic breakfast of bacon and eggs with grits and toast for $6.25. (Although working for them doesn't sound so fun.)
The restaurant is located at 5111 Ross Ave., one block south of Henderson, in a layout that's refreshed for the chain.
"It's updated to a newer size, with a retro touch on the seating," Velis says. "Every store has a little bit of a different seating setup, but the new stores are going to be more uniform and a little bigger."
The store is part of an Waffle House expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth, Velis says.
"We are building several in the Dallas area," he says. "We just finished a branch at Jim Miller and I-30, and we're also opening one at I-35 and Illinois, with several others in development. Dallas has been such a strong market for Waffle House in the last five years that our corporate office in Atlanta decided to build 16 more stores in the area."