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Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside Waffle House

Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside 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 said he couldn't sleep that night, so he made a decision to grab a bite to eat at a nearby Waffle House. But when he arrived, there were no other customers in sight - and no employee, either.

He waited for about 10 minutes for someone to appear and take his order, before hopping over the counter and getting to work.

The hilarious photos have gone viral, with the original post being shared more than 1,600 times.

The pictures in his Facebook post showed Bowen in the cooking areas and with a stacked sandwich.

"Got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles", Bowen added. "I wouldn't normally have done that".

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Waffle House says the employee who was sleeping during the shift has been suspended for a week. He also said that in speaking with Bowen, there is no slight in his actions and that it points out greater issues that they will address in the future.

A Waffle House manager was amused by the stunt. "I was pretty inebriated", admitted Bowen.

"For safety reasons, our customers should never have to go behind the counter", the statement said. Rather they should get a quality experience delivered by friendly associates.

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

Any good southerner will tell you the best part about Waffle House is that you can grab breakfast at any hour of the day or night.