All the Celebrities Who Have Nothing But Love for the Waffle House
DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON
The Rock's favorite cheat meal may be banana chocolate chip pancakes, but as he was growing up, he claims Waffle House was the comfort food that got him through some tough times. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor revealed that before stardom, he made money wrestling in used car parking lots. "I was living at the Waffle House," Johnson said. "I ate there three times a day."
The singer celebrated the release of his newest music video for his hit Versace On the Floor by dancing outside of a Waffle House before heading inside to dine.
The country star revealed to PEOPLE that one of her favorite Christmas traditions involves a family trip to the breakfast chain and a lot of scattered, smothered and covered indulgence. “We'll get up and go to Waffle House,” the singer said. “It’s such a hectic time, and I don’t feel like making breakfast on a day that you’re just making so much food anyway. So we order breakfast and leave a ginormous tip.”
DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON
When the star was named the world’s highest-paid actor by Forbes in 2016—knocking off three-time list topper Robert Downey Jr.—Johnson took to Twitter to send a message of hope and hunger. "Want to say two things about this. I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!"
To fuel up for their road game against the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls player rented out a Waffle House on Tuesday, saying in a Snapchat video: "I usually don't eat Waffle House or eat like this, but sometimes, you know, you gotta do what the guys do."
The Los Angeles Lakers star guard, who recently announced this NBA season will be his last, celebrated his final game in Atlanta by stopping in for a feast of scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, marble rye toast and hash browns. The visit marked another special occasion: Bryant's wife Vanessa's first time at the diner chain.
While on the road with the New Kids On The Block's Main Event Tour, the singer and his (adorable) family stopped at a Waffle House to fuel up. And there's more Waffle House stops on the way, his tweet implies: "1st #wafflehouse of the #TheMainEvent tour!! #TheMacs gettin' #scatteredcoverednchunked."
KIM, KANYE, CHRISSY & JOHN
The party never stops at a 24-hour breakfast restaurant, and Teigen, Legend, West and Kardashian knew exactly where to head after the DirecTV Super Saturday Night Party in Glendale, Arizona, during Super Bowl weekend. "Every house should be a waffle house," Teigen posted of the after-hours double date.
Dinner and a movie? How about a film screening and a snack. Chris Rock gave his late-night meal rave reviews after previewing his comedy Top Five in Atlanta.
Might as well go for the double order; anything eaten after midnight doesn't count. "Nothing better at 3am Pittsburgh!" the New Kids on the Block member posted of his stop
at the famous yellow sign.
When Nashville's Country Music Awards wrap, some stars hit the afterparties. This singer heads you-know-where. "Perfect end to a #cmaawards night. Who's hungry?" he posted to Instagram.
ASHTON KUTCHER & MILA KUNIS
While visiting New Orleans, the couple enjoyed a low-key date at the Slidell Waffle House. They dined with Kutcher’s sister, Taushaon, on eggs cooked over-easy, coffee and orange juice.“We were shocked to have two celebrities walk into our restaurant,” Assistant Manager Justin Greene tells PEOPLE, describing the couple as “normal, calm and relaxed.” Adds Greene: “Everyone was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God.'”
How can anyone hold a grudge in the presence of grits and gravy? After a Waffle House scuffle in
Atlanta, Kid Rock made things right at a charity event at the chain's Duluth, Georgia, location. Fans lined up, money was raised, and lots of syrup was poured.
Put this one on the wall of fame: Shaq gets a little in-house council on what to order, as he works his way toward becoming a "regular."