There's nothing quite as magical as Waffle House, except for maybe that greasy, perfect meal you eat after a long night of drinking. In this story, the two combine into one story of epic proportions.
When you're drunk, and you're in a Waffle House, and you just want some dang delicious food, what are you supposed to do when the staff is asleep? Leave? Go somewhere else?! Heaven forbid. This guy did what most wouldn't be brave enough to do: He made his own meal.
Just imagine: You dragged yourself off your couch, switched off The Great British Baking Show, and even put on pants. You went your friend's B-day bash and drank the night away. And now, you need food.
What could be better than a buttery, gooey, syrupy stack of waffles from Waffle House? Answer: nothing.
That's exactly what happened to Alex Bowen (maybe minus the baking show marathon).
After a night of partying, the West Columbia, South Carolina resident walked into a Waffle House around 3 a.m. looking for some tasty treats.
They're open 24/7 for a reason, after all. But much to Bowen's chagrin, there was no one at this Waffle House to take his order.
No one conscious, at least. Because all of the employees were sleeping, Bowen decided to cook himself his own meal. He also decided to document the whole thing.
And thank goodness he did.
Pictured here is a blurry member of the Waffle House staff who just so clearly didn’t have the energy to deal with drunk customers at 3 a.m.
Bowen told ABC News that he stood at the register for 10 minutes waiting for someone to take his order.
So, Bowen said, "That's when I got hot on the grill with the Texas bacon cheesesteak melt."
What can we say? When you need, bacon, you need bacon.
Bowen may not be the hero we deserve, but he’s the one we need right now.
And people, he’s not remotely done yet…