Awesome Customer Cooks His Own Meal At Waffle House While Employee Slept

Only awesome things happen early in the morning at South Carolina Waffle Houses.

Alex Bowen was hungry and a little bit drunk (Drungry?) early Thursday morning when he stopped by his local Waffle house in West Columbia, South Carolina for sum grub.

After waiting at the register for about 10 minutes without service, he noticed an employee taking a nap in the back. Since Bowen is a nice and courteous (and slightly drunk) person, he decided to let the employee enjoy his slumber.

And being the man of action that he is, Bowen hopped the counter, fired up the grill and prepared his own meal!

And because we live in the age where nothing counts unless it is on social media, he posted on his Facebook page throughout the cooking process!

Before you call theft on this tom foolery, Bowen did return later in the day and left $5 for the meal.

I am not sure how much he ate, but since he provided his own labor, I imagine $5 covered the cost of the meal…

The post on his Facebook page has accumulated over 6,000 reactions, 6,000 shares and over 500 comments (at the time of this writing) ranging from “Absolute Legend” to “When hunger strikes, you have to take charge.”

It got such notoriety that even Waffle House corporate felt the need to release a statement about the incident. They give praise to Bowen by offering him a job…after suspending the dozing employee for a week.

“For safety reasons, our customers should never have to go behind the counter. Rather, they should get a quality experience delivered by friendly associates… We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action. In a related note, obviously Alex has some cooking skills, and we’d like to talk to him about a job since we may have something for him.”

If anyone has ever earned a “Straight Outta Waffle House” T-shirt (aside from Kid Rock), it is Alex Bowen!

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  1. This is hilarious! I would never even think about cooking my own meal if someone was asleep, probably just leave. Glad he didnt get into any trouble over it.


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