Waffle House suppliers place bet on Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
Auburn and Georgia square off in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry on Saturday night in Athens, and fans have extra incentive to pull for their teams.
Depending on which school wins Saturday night between the Hedges, a Waffle House location in either Athens or Auburn will receive free waffles, hashbrowns and coffee for a day.
“College football is a big tradition in the waffle nation and we wish both teams good luck,” Waffle House CEO and President Walt Ehmer said in a release provided to Saturday Down South.
The 2014 Waffle Wager will provide more than free waffles, hashbrowns and coffee. The winning school’s general scholarship fund will receive $15,000.
The first installment of the Waffle Wager took place between Alabama’s showdown at Texas A&M last season. Waffle House’s suppliers gave away nearly 2,000 free waffles and 1,500 cups of coffee at a Waffle House location in Tuscaloosa.
Three Waffle House suppliers, Basic American Foods, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., and Royal Cup, Inc., are teaming up to give away the free food and beverage.
Kickoff between the Tigers and the Bulldogs is set for 7:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.