TikTok Discovered Quite Possibly The Best Waffle House Sandwich Hack Ever

Social media, and TikTok in particular, can accelerate trends from 0 to 100 in just a few hours. Whether it's D'Amelio-inspired choreography or pranks on parents, TikTok has the manpower to transform a small moment in time into a full-fledged, parasocial movement. But the video sharing platform's viral trends don't just start with catchy dances and provoked parents, they also start with indulgent meals. I mean how could you forget quarantine's whipped coffee trend or the beloved baked feta pasta, per The Washington Post. When it comes to food, TikTok has stove-top tips, kitchen appliance tricks, and most valuably, restaurant menu hacks.

Recently, one TikTok user shared a video of her #PregnancyCravings. Only this particular indulgence wasn't a pint of Ben and Jerry's or a jar of pickles — it was a customized Waffle House meal featuring truly sinful ingredients. A meaty, carb-packed dish, the pregnant customer ordered and received a bacon cheeseburger with waffles instead of a bun — a beautiful monstrosity. Comments on the TikTok video clarified that if you want the personalized meal yourself, you should explicitly order the Texas bacon melt with waffles instead of Texas toast.

Waffle House employees are irritated with the viral menu hack

Seeing that the original TikTok garnered over 6 million views and 800 thousand likes, it comes as no surprise that people hung up their phones and headed straight to their nearest Waffle House to order the innovative waffle burger. Since the trend started, dozens of other TikTok creators have shared their own experience with the menu hack, but Waffle House employees aren't nearly as happy about the trend as the customers are.

Historically, Waffle House is a gritty, no-frills breakfast diner that excels at making the basics. And since it's such a popular establishment, it can get extremely busy, especially on the weekends. Because of that, it makes it hard to satisfy the demand for meals that aren't actually offered on the menu — this isn't Burger King after all, you can't always have it your way.

One rejected user on TikTok posted a video of their local Waffle House's cash register signage which read "Order from the menu! We are not making anything you saw on TikTok!!" Another Waffle House customer on Twitter posted a photo of Waffle House window signage that explicitly stated that they would not be making anyone waffle sandwiches. 

If you're craving the viral waffle burger but want to avoid crossing Waffle House's boundaries, consider ordering the Texas bacon melt with waffles on the side to assemble the burger yourself.