Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside Waffle House

While an employee slept, SC man made himself at home at Waffle House

While an employee slept, SC man made himself at home at Waffle House

Alex Bowen cooked his own meal at a 24-hour Waffle House in SC on November 30, 2017, after finding the only worker asleep.

Alex Bowen told WIS-TV that he walked over to the West Columbia restaurant because he couldn't sleep.

'Got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles, ' Bowen told WIS-TV.

After enjoying his creation, Bowen added that he "cleaned the grill, collected my ill-gotten sandwich and rolled on out". But when he walked into the open restaurant, he found it completely empty - that is, except for one sleeping employee.

Bowen said he went back to check the establishment at another time and to find out if there were any more sleepy workers. He also snapped a few photos of his wild Waffle House adventure and shared them to Facebook. "I wouldn't normally have done that".

Bowen wrote he "even scraped the grill when I was done".

When asked if he paid, Bowen said no, and explained why he chose not to leave any money.

"I$3 guess old Waffle House just gonna have to take the L on that one", he told the station.

Waffle House says the employee who was sleeping during the shift has been suspended for a week.

"For safety reasons, our customers should never have to go behind the counter", the statement said.

He said the company's local division manager had spoken to Mr Bowen and apologised. We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action.

The statement also mentioned the possibility of Bowen getting a job with the company, since he "obviously" has "some cooking skills".

Bowen said he hoped someone at Waffle House would be awake the next time he went to order.

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