2 arrests made after Christmas Day Waffle House disturbance as the video of a mass brawl at another outlet goes viral
- Two people have been arrested after a Christmas Day fight at a Waffle House in Georgia.
- Shortly afterward, a video of a brawl at a Texas Waffle House went viral.
Two people have been arrested after a Christmas Day brawl at a Waffle House in Georgia.
According to a local news site, the Morgan County Citizen Alexis Shaianne Smith, 27, and Roderick Ramone Brown, 35, both from Maddison, Georgia, were arrested over disorderly conduct related to the incident.
The local outlet reports that the fight started after Brown was allegedly given the wrong order.
When police arrived at the scene, Smith was reportedly acting in a "belligerent" manner with police and was put in the back of a cop car.
The Morgan County Citizen reports that Smith told officers she had tried to strike the restaurant manager.
"The best part of Waffle House isn't the food. It's the fights."
Shortly after the Georgia incident, a brawl video went viral on Twitter, showing a mass fight between staff and customers at another Waffle House outlet.
The video, which has over three million views on Twitter, shows a group of people, believed to be inside a Texas Waffle House, screaming and fighting, leading to a customer throwing a chair at an employee who expertly fends it off with her hand.
The footage, believed to be from a fracas in 2021, shows people standing on counters and falling into food preparation areas as they exchanged punches with the uniformed staff, with many standing outside the restaurant filming the incident.
This is what is described by a reporter at the Philidelphia Inquirer "Waffle House Lore," and many on Twitter echoed the sentiment.
In short, Waffle House has gained a feisty notoriety, and the all-night 24/7 diners staff has a reputation for not being intimidated by aggressive or disruptive customers.
Commenting on the dramatic video of a staff member expertly deflecting the flying chair with one hand while barely breaking eye contact with a customer, one tweeter said: "She swiftly stopped the motion of the chair & discarded it. Unfazed. She's been here before."
"The phrase "battle tested" comes to mind," another said.
The restaurant chain's feisty reputation inspired a Daily Show skit earlier this year, which was captioned, "The best part of Waffle House isn't the food. It's the fights."
—The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 1, 2022
There are almost 2,000 Waffle House outlets in the US, spread across 25 states, mostly concentrated in the South.
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