National: Gettin’ Hitched At The Waffle House

Waffle House has a whole slew of adoring fans, but I imagine even its most ardent supporters might not think of the roadside chain as a wedding spot. Not so a couple of Waffle House employees in Dacula, Ga., about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta:

The lucky couple, George “Bubba” Mathis and Pamela Christian - both 23 and employees at the Dacula diner located at the Ga. Highway 316/U.S. Highway 29 interchange - wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I don’t know, it’s something different,” Mathis said while fixing his tie prior to the ceremony.

For years, the couple tried to marry on their Independence Day anniversary. But the bride was always scheduled to work. Instead of waiting any longer - she got the day off at the last minute; Mathis had to report for the morning shift - the couple of nine years decided to seal the deal at work.

The result was what a NASCAR tailgate might be like if Hank Jr. himself stopped by with all his rowdy friends: Loud and proud - country music, storytelling and plenty of Dale Earnhardt paraphernalia - and not an iota of pretentiousness.

Definitely check out the slideshow that accompanies the story. Looks like it was one heck of a party.

Scattered, smothered, covered and hitched [Gwinnett Daily Post]
Waffle House [Official Site]

Photo: Gwinnett Daily Post

National: Gettin’ Hitched At The Waffle House