COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man made the best of a late-night trip to Waffle House and cooked food for himself after finding an employee sleeping on the job.
Alex Bowen told WIS-TV that he couldn’t sleep and was hungry Thursday morning, so he went to the popular restaurant for a late-night snack.
When he arrived, there were no other customers or employees in sight — so he walked outside to his car to search for signs of life.
When he walked back inside, Bowen noticed a single employee who was asleep.
After waiting a couple minutes, he jumped on the grill and started making his own food.
“Got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles,” Bowen said. “When I was done I cleaned the grill, collected my ill-gotten sandwich and rolled on out.”
Bowen documented the trip with pictures in a Facebook post.
Bowen stopped by the same Waffle House location Thursday afternoon and said the store isn’t very happy with his decision.
“[I] guess old Waffle House just gonna have to take the L on that one,” he told the station.
Bowen said he paid $5 for the melt when he returned.
According to a Waffle House spokesman, the sleeping employee was suspended for a week.