Waffle House Index

“And federal emergency officials even use what they call the Waffle House Index to determine how severe natural disasters are in the South. If a local Waffle House is closed, along with a Home Depot or a Wal-Mart, it indicates a longer recovery process.”

Robbie Brown.
A Large Side of Drama at Waffle House Diners.
New York Times, 27 November 2011, page 17.

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