August 24 is National Waffle Day!
In honor of this fine day, researchers at National Today asked 2,000 Americans about their waffle-eating habits. Results revealed that 8 in 10 Americans love waffles. Come on now, what’s not to love? Here’s what else we learned.
It turns out senior citizens love waffles the most.
The details: 76% of Americans say they love waffles. Americans over 65 love waffles more than any other age group—89% say waffles reign supreme.
Women like waffles more than men do.
Eighty percent of women say they like waffles, while only 69% of men say the same.
Regionally, Southerners are the waffle’s biggest fans. (Hello, Waffle House!)
America’s Top Waffle-Loving Regions
#1: South (81%)
#2: Midwest (78%)
#3: West (72%)
#4: East (69%)
If you are looking for a great place to get your waffle fix today—or any day—check out these suggestions from Jersey Bites readers.
Broadway Diner in Summit, New Jersey. The waffles range from the sweet desserts like the salted caramel waffle sundae to the savory such as the waffle matinee, served with two eggs and your choice of bacon, sausage or Taylor ham.
Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park, New Jersey: The sweet corn waffle, with fresh blueberries, whipped cream, and bourbon maple syrup is a fan favorite. Add extras like chorizo, sausage, bacon, pork roll, or speck. Or try the chicken and waffles (pictured above) with fried organic chicken, pearl sugar waffle, maple poblano relish, herbed yogurt, and Texas Pete hot sauce.
4 Brothers in Warren, New Jersey, offers “down-home Southern comfort” food including an exciting variety of chicken and waffle creations. Try the sweet potato waffle served with three golden crispy wings or a carrot cake or chocolate waffle served with one golden crispy chicken leg and a thigh. (There are several additional options.) Check out the menu for all the gooey goodness.
4ChiCks CaFé, in Newton, New Jersey, is known for its chicken and waffles. This brunch-only establishment is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional brunch friendly dishes include traditional egg platters, sandwiches, tacos, and more.
Middletown Pancake House: One of our fans reports it’s her go-to place for gluten-free waffles.
Redux in Madison, New Jersey, serves a Sunday brunch on the second Sunday of every month. (Make reservations; they sell out fast.) The buttermilk waffles dish, served with Nutella and fresh berries, is always a crowd pleaser.