You Know I Kid And Like To Call Him “Phat Phil”

But if his next business venture goes through he will be my hero, regardless of the deleterious waistline implications

Golfer Phil Mickelson, a two-time Masters winner and top-five finisher at Augusta National this year, is among a trio of businessmen who have made a late bid to buy a Nashville-based Waffle House franchisee out of bankruptcy.

The group’s bid competes with an earlier offer from parent company Waffle House of Norcross, Ga., to buy the SouthEast Waffles franchisee out of bankruptcy for nearly $19 million.

Mickelson’s group, GS Acquisitions LLC, has offered $20.2 million in cash and payments over time for the 105-restaurant group that spans four states, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents filed late Tuesday.

When I’m down South I live in Waffle House, every meal I can.

10 Responses to “You Know I Kid And Like To Call Him “Phat Phil””

  1. I’ve got a Waffle House right down the street here. Now I’ve got a hankerin’ to go there tomorrow morning.

  2. Rob says:

    The one closest to us is a tiny diner that we stopped going to because they allowed smoking, which doesn’t bother me so much unless it is overwhelming. The wife can’t stand it. After Louisiana passed the no-smoking-in-restaurants law, I tried again but the experience was pretty bad. It was like an old time greasy spoon joint. Runny eggs, way too chewy bacon, lousy coffee. I’m told the new one built a few miles down the road is better. We’ll see … after I work up the courage.

  3. WunderKraut says:

    You know I love me some Waffle House!

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hehehe, I figured you’d like this news, Wunder!

  5. nightfly says:

    When we were recently in South Florida, we stayed in a place with a Waffle House right next door. NEXT DOOR. Since the hotel had the crummiest “complimentary breakfast” in history, we spent a lot of the morning at the WH instead.

  6. Rob says:

    “crummiest “complimentary breakfast” in history”

    Don’t think so. I had something New Englanders called a “continental breakfast” in Newburyport, Mass, that included the driest muffin that ever passed my lips and some tinted water they called coffee.

  7. Steve Skubinna says:

    Racist! Is this some sort of thinly veiled racistly racist attack on President “Can’t I Just Finish My Waffle” Obama, you racist?

    You kow, this isn’t helping my kids.

  8. Teresa says:

    You can have my share Mr. Bingley, I freely pass it on to you. I am so not a breakfast person. While I occasionally eat a Belgian waffle, I don’t go out of my way to get them.

    Let’s just skip to dinner with a really good steak and no syrup smell in the restaurant please. LOL.

  9. We had a Waffle House close here but I think it has since closed. We’re very partial to IHOP and hit it every Sunday. But on our recent trip down south we’ve also become enamored of Mimi’s. Not close enough to home to go there regularly, but most excellent nonetheless.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    Sat next to a kid in a WH once. He threw his food on the floor. It bounced.

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