If you drive down any interstate in the South, you can't miss the giant black-and-yellow signs beckoning: Waffle House.
These ubiquitous, yellow-roofed chain restaurants have been serving up not just waffles but all manner of Southern comfort foods 'round the clock for more than 60 years.
And for the past 30 years or so, Waffle House has also been working on a side project: making music.
"There Are Raisins in My Toast" is one of about 40 songs that Waffle House has released since the mid-1980s on its own record label — called Waffle Records, of course.
"So, it's not 'Waffle House, Waffle House, Waffle House' over and over again," she says. "It's about our food. It's about our people. It's about the things that happen if you just sit in a Waffle House and listen to the conversations around you. We try to represent all that to some degree in the songs."
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