Man Catches Waffle House Employee Snoozing, Cooks Himself Dinner

When South Carolina resident Alex Bowen showed up to his local Waffle House with a case of the drunchies, he was hoping to get a meal to satisfy his hunger. However, the only Waffle House employee on duty was asleep, so Bowen decided to take matters into his own hands.

According to WISTV, Bowen first walked in and couldn't find any employees after a search both inside and outside the restaurant. He later saw the Waffle House employee snoozing in a corner, waited a few more minutes, then decided he would fix himself a meal.

Crediting "vodka" for the decision, Bowen whipped up a "double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles." All the while, he was taking selfies of himself cooking and the staff member dozing, which he later uploaded to Facebook.


Bowen didn't just dine and dash, however. He took time to clean up the grill before taking his meal home, and eventually returned to pay five bucks back to the Waffle House for his late-night escapade.

As for the Waffle House employee caught asleep on the job, they were suspended for a week by their employers, who recommend against going behind the counter yourself to cook dinner. On the other hand, after seeing Bowen's culinary skills at their restaurant, Waffle House did say in a statement that they would like to "talk to him about a job since we may have something for him."