By: Isabelle Mokotoff
After any football game or GNO (girls’ night out), you are almost always guaranteed to catch me at Waffle House. Their oh-so-delicious and beautifully greasy grub has always held a special place in my heart, especially when taking their menu’s consistency into account. For an extremely indecisive person like myself, the “I-already-know-what-I-am-going-to-order” feel is quite comforting.
So when Waffle House recently changed up their repertoire, I was taken aback. Their new menu now featured an unfamiliar dish – the Hashbrown Bowl – front and center. If you ask me, it was quite disrespectful to their tried-and-true dishes which have served them well since 1955 (my personal favorite is their Scattered Smothered and Covered Hashbrowns). For this classic Southern cultural staple, could this “out with the old and in with the new philosophy” alienate Waffle House’s loyal customers and spell uncertain doom for the restaurant chain?
Not exactly, I guess. Much to my dismay, many people seem to like the new Hashbrown Bowl, which features a “one-size-fits-all” portion (a triple hashbrown) with eggs, cheese, and your choice of meat INSTEAD of the OG Hashbrown’s completely customizable set up (you get to pick the size and all the toppings). One of these new-wave betrayers is our very own staff writer Courtney Suber, who ordered a Hashbrown Bowl with bacon after North Springs’ homecoming game (pictured above). So the question is posed Spartans – which dish reigns supreme? You can decide below!