Friday, February 5

Mickelson-Waffle House Deal Off the Table

PHIL MICKELSON WILL NOT buy 105 bankrupt Nashville-area Waffle Houses. A chain of Southeast eateries, Waffle House is the world’s leading server of waffles (nearly 500 million and counting) and dishes up a darn respectable quantity of T-bone steaks (10,000 per day) and grits (3.2 million pounds a year, enough to fill 86 semi trucks).

As far as I know, the failed bid had absolutely nothing to do with a disagreement over waffle pattern or grooves. That’s the extent of my statement. I will make no further comments on the matter. Unless I need to apologize.

−The Armchair Golfer


bkuehn1952 said...

I heard that there was a patent dispute pending between the Original Pancake House and Waffle House related to the design of the waffles. OPH obtained an injunction but Waffle House announced that they had already replaced the alleged offending design with a new formulation. Subsequently, Waffle House sued OPH alleging that now POH was infringing on Waffle House technology. I don't think we have heard the last of this dispute.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Thanks for the update. It's obviously a much stickier situation than I first imagined.

Li said...

I understand that if the waffles are served as wedges, those wedges do not have to conform to the new groove for waffles rule(GFW).These wedge servings are grandfathered under the pre-slavery Aunt Jemima Rule. The AJR states that any type of groove at all may be used as long as they remain edible to the general population until 2024.