Famous people love waffles and hash browns, too
There are two types of people in this world: those who love Waffle House and those who haven’t yet been. That includes famous people, because celebrities love Waffle House, too, probably for many of the same reasons everyone else does. After all, it's hard to be immune to the charms of a 24-hour restaurant that always serves delicious breakfast for a very reasonable price even if you are rich and famous. And unlike a lot of other celebrity hotspots, famous people don't seem to be shy about telling the world about their love of Waffle House. There have been songs written about the regional restaurant chain, by rappers and country stars alike, and when a celebrity visits a Waffle House, it seems like it's become standard practice to post a photos on social media in front of the iconic yellow signage or even behind the counter.
So you can forget five star restaurants in Manhattan, or secretive bungalows in West Hollywood with lines of paparazzi out front, because it turns out America's hottest restaurant among the jet-set might just be Waffle House, and to prove it, here are 22 celebrities who have been spotted eating late-night waffles and smothered hash browns.
Stephen Colbert and Sturgill Simpson
Stephen Colbert grew up eating at Waffle Houses in South Carolina, but he only recently discovered that the restaurant chain had its own music label and has since become obsessed with writing a song that would play on its jukeboxes. Enter Sturgill Simpson, the country singer, who helped Colbert write “Waffle House,” a song that can now be played on jukeboxes in Waffle House.
Atlanta rap trio Migos filmed an impromptu late-night stop at a Waffle House in Houston, Texas, that ended with breakfast food, an unruly customer, and a call to the police.
Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth visited a Waffle House in Orange, Texas while on tour in 2016, calling it fuel for that night's show.
After playing his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015, Kobe Bryant went to Waffle House with his wife.
Fetty Wap's visit to Waffle House was documented on Twitter by an employee-slash-fan, who longed to be the Atlanta rapper's trap queen.
Pharrell and Little Big Town
Somewhat surprisingly, Pharrell produced country quartet Little Big Town's newest album, and in an interview with the Associated Press, the group credits Waffle House for helping all five musicians power through the recording process.
Not all news from the Waffle House is good news, like the time Kid Rock was arrested at a Waffle House in Georgia for assault in 2007. But he was back at Waffle House the next year, this time for charity.
Chefs love Waffle House, too, like Anthony Bourdain, who visited his first Waffle House on an episode of Parts Unknown and loved it.
Chris Rock visited a Waffle House in Chamblee, Georgia, in 2014, while he was in the area promoting a new movie, and if the photos are any indication, it seems like he had a ball.
Snoop Dogg went to Waffle House in Louisiana and took plenty of photos with employees, including this one behind the griddle.
Justin Bieber believes in Waffle House and is evidently a long-time fan. He took an Instagram picture at Waffle House with his little sister in 2011, and then, in April 2016, Waffle House welcomed Bieber back home on Twitter.
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West
It was the double date heard around the world: when Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West all ate at Waffle House in formalwear, a moment captured on Instagram by Kardashian. Teigen also declared her love for the all-night restaurant on Instagram, captioning her snap of the evening, “[E]very house should be a waffle house.”