Thursday, May 30, 2019
St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Robottom, her Administrative staff, and Council Members joined Waffle House area Vice President Jason Thorne, Recruiting Director Jessica Herring, Division Manager Christian Baas, District Manager Alex Fuller and Store Manager Misti Chauvin for a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Also in attendance were Paris Harris, hourly recruiting specialist, store employees and representatives of the Economic Development Board and the River Region Chamber of Commerce. The LaPlace Restaurant is located at 1922, West Airline Highway at the corner of Airline Hwy. and Tiffany Dr.
The new restaurant celebrated a soft opening on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 serving its signature waffles, omelets, patty melts, hash browns and more. Community members and officials were invited to test their services and logistics before officially opening to the public on Wednesday. About 40 hourly employees were hired for the new store, all of which are local, according to Herring. The opening of the Airline Highway restaurant marks the second Waffle House location in LaPlace.
Parish President Robottom, said the restaurant offers another affordable dining option for residents, visitors at the Ochsner Facility and motorists traveling along Airline Hwy. "We've attempted to attract small businesses that aprovide opportunities for residents to spend time and money in St. John Parish,” said Parish President Robottom. “Waffle House is a nostalgic, familiar breakfast and late-night comfort food spot that has chosen to open a second location in the parish to further meet the needs of the community.”
The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and according to Waffle House staff, customers will experience a friendly atmosphere as they enjoy a menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner items at fast food prices.