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.”
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) March 6, 2017
Waffle House fans expressed their dismay for Rogers’s passing over Twitter:
The co-founder of Waffle House has died. I hope heaven is full of chocolate chip waffles. https://t.co/kqaj528083
— Amanda Coyne (@AmandaCCoyne) March 6, 2017
@wsbtv Thank you Mr.Joe Rogers for all your hard work and for making "Waffle House" my and of Georgia's best breakfast restaurants! #1
— Eric Floyd (@EFloy13) March 6, 2017
Sad news to report – Waffle House Co-founder Joe Rogers, Sr., passed away at the age of 97…. https://t.co/XWLrm4E0V7
— Jennifer Leslie (@jleslie11alive) March 6, 2017
— Donna Lampkin (@DonnaLampkin) March 6, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of Joe Rogers Sr. He was a great man. @WaffleHouse
— Connie Dennis (@Stat4connie) March 5, 2017
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.
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