U.S.A.-Belgium World Cup Game Sparks a Waffle War
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Cheering for the U.S. to win the World Cup? Waffle House has one message for you: don't eat Belgian waffles.
We don't believe in Belgium waffles— Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) June 30, 2014
The waffle chain is encouraging American World Cup fans to boycott Belgian waffles and instead eat all-American Waffle House offerings. With the Belgium-U.S. game today at 4 p.m. ET, Waffle House seems to think every bit of patriotism counts when it comes to helping the U.S. advance to the next round.
Waffle House isn't the only chain advocating for Americans to boycott Belgian waffles. Bojangles', a Southern chicken-and-biscuit franchise, is encouraging customers to "beat Belgium with biscuits."
For American chains with Belgian roots, the politics of World Cup patriotism are a little trickier. Wafels & Dinges, a New York City based Belgian food truck, is making the diplomatic decision of supporting both teams with free food: trucks are handing out free Belgian style "wafels" after every Belgium goal and free scoops of ice cream after every USA goal.