Next, Bowen grabbed the rest of his sandwich materials and finished cooking.
In case you’re wondering, he cooked his meal to go and yes, he cleaned up after himself. Bowen is pretty much a sandwich god.
Apparently, he only noticed the sleeping employee after he'd cooked his whole meal.
The guy didn’t wake up once while he was there. Not even the smell of bacon aroused him! No one else came to the restaurant either, so Bowen had the place to himself.
It's pretty much everyone's secret fantasy come true.
Bowen didn’t initially pay for his meal — there was no one awake to pay — but like a true gentleman, he did return to the Waffle House later that day to square up.
Obviously, the story went viral. Because it's amazing.
A district manager for the Waffle House asked Bowen to become a “Waffle House secret shopper.” We don’t know what it is but we imagine it involves eating a lot of waffles, so we are totally on board.
Even though Bowen is undoubtedly a hero, Waffle House made a statement to ABC News to let people know that customers probably shouldn't get behind the counter.
“For safety reasons, our customers should never have to go behind the counter. Rather, they should get a quality experience delivered by friendly associates. We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action. In a related note, obviously Alex has some cooking skills, and we’d like to talk to him about a job since we may have something for him.”
Waffle House and Alex Bowen sound like a dream team.