After over 40 years, Waffle House restaurants will retire the T-bone steak from its menu after a year-long farewell campaign paying homage to this menu favorite.
The T-bone steak debuted on the Waffle House menu in the early 1960s when a “Grill Man” at the first Waffle House restaurant in Avondale Estates, Ga., ran out of steak one night and replaced them with T-bone steaks he bought at a local grocery store. They have been on the menu ever since. It became a customer favorite, and now Waffle House is the world’s leading server of USDA Choice T-bone steaks.
“It has been a good run, this may be the final year for the Waffle House T-bone,” says Pat Warner, Waffle House Vice President of Marketing. “Say goodbye to an old friend and order one today, while you still can.”
Waffle House restaurants launched an online and in-store campaign to bid adieu to the T-bone steak.
“We want to hear our customers’ reactions,” says Warner. “It may be that we will have multiple farewell tours; like a classic rock band.”
Waffle House restaurants serve a grilled,10-ounce USDA Choice steak which is available anytime of the day. Whether a customer orders a T-bone with eggs or the world famous hashbrowns, it will be missed by its loyal fan following. Customers are encouraged to tell us their T-bone stories via the Waffle House Facebook page so that it goes out with a bang.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Waffle House restaurants have been serving Good Food Fast since 1955. Today the Waffle House system operates more than 1,600 restaurants in 25 states and is the world’s leading server of waffles, T-bone steaks, hashbrowns, cheese ‘n eggs, country ham, pork chops and grits.