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Joe Rogers, the co-founder of the Waffle House chain of restaurants, passed away last Friday.

He was 97-years-old. He is survived by his wife, four children, nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren!

There are no details of the cause of his death yet.

Rogers helped start Waffle House in 1955 with his neighbor Tom Forkner. His motto for the business was always: ““We’re not in the restaurant business. We’re in the people business.”

Waffle House fans expressed their dismay for Rogers’s passing over Twitter:

Waffle House’s fare is always delicious and freshly made. Check out one of their short-order cook’s incredible skill with producing yummy, buttery breakfasts!

Waffle House is an American staple, and Rogers can go to the afterlife knowing his creation is beloved by many.

Share if you love Waffle House!

H/T: wsbtv.com

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