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Waffle House Closes Over 400 Locations Due To COVID-19 Quarantine

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Waffle House announced that due to the COVID-19 quarantine, they’d be closing 418 locations throughout the southeast United States.

There plenty of businesses that have been suffering because of the COVID-19 quarantine, and Waffle House may be near the top of the list. The eatery is a love-it-or-hate-it favorite with a controversial reputation that has followed them for years, and officials announced on Wednesday (March 25) that over 400 restaurants would be shutting down.

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Weeks ago, it was reported that a Waffle House employee tested positive for COVID-19. “We are trying really hard to provide hours and jobs for people, but when there [are] no customers, it is hard to continue for a long period of time,” Waffle House President and CEO Walt Ehmer said. He added that they’ve made and implemented changes since finding out about the infected employee’s diagnosis, as well.

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As thousands of employees attempt to figure out their next financial moves, the internet had a meltdown about Waffle House closing up shop by the hundreds. Check out a few reactions below.

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