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Hurricane Ian forces Waffle House locations in Florida to close
FEMA’s ‘Waffle House Index’ meant to ‘help communities’ the restaurant serves: CEO Walt Ehmer
Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer says managers are “making calls on the ground” as to whether or not it’s safe enough to operate during a hurricane.
American diner chain Waffle House is shuttering multiple locations in Florida as Hurricane Ian comes ashore.
The beloved restaurant franchise is known for staying open even during severe weather. The decision to close ahead of the hurricane's landfall has been seen as a bad omen under the so-called Waffle House Index.
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Twenty-one locations were closed as of Wednesday morning, USA Today reports.