Music fans have an additional reason to celebrate this National Waffle Week, September 4-10, with today’s announcement of the release of Waffle House Jukebox Favorites Volume 2.
The CD is a compilation of ten songs that have been featured on Waffle House jukeboxes nationwide including favorites “Bert” by Jason Phelps and “Save Me” by Kaitlyn Rogers. The CD is available for purchase at www.wafflehouse.com for ten dollars. Individual songs can be downloaded through iTunes and Amazon.
All proceeds from the sale of music from the Waffle House Jukebox Favorites Volume 2 CD benefit the Marcus Autism Center, the leader in research, diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
“In the United States, one in 110 children is diagnosed with autism, which is a disorder not covered by most insurance providers,” said Don Mueller, Executive Director, Marcus Autism Center, noting the center treated nearly 4,800 patients in 2010. “As one of the largest centers for the treatment of autism in the country, we are transforming the future by applying research to all we do. These donations will not only make the early diagnosis and treatment possible, but will enable us to help each family realize their child’s true potential.”
“Music is such a big part of the Waffle House experience,” says Waffle House President Walt Ehmer. “We are very excited to help Marcus Autism Center raise money with our music and bring awareness to autism.”
To help celebrate the release of the CD, Waffle House founders Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner are scheduled to be at an open house of the Waffle House Museum in Avondale Estates, Ga., on Saturday, September 10th, from noon-3pm.
In addition to buying the new CD, Waffle House fans can tour a replica of the first restaurant and see memorabilia through the years. The Waffle House Founders will also answer questions and talk about how they started Waffle House restaurants. The Waffle House Museum is located at 2719 E. College Blvd, Decatur, Ga. 30030.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Waffle House restaurants have been serving Good Food Fast since 1955. Today the Waffle House system operates more than 1,590 restaurants in 25 states and is the world’s leading server of waffles, T-bone steaks, hashbrowns, cheese ‘n eggs, country ham, pork chops and grits.
Waffle House, Inc. launched National Waffle Week in honor of the crisp, round, golden treat known as the waffle. Waffle House waffles are made with sweet cream or buttermilk, vanilla, eggs and pure Pioneer flour. In the past 56 years, Waffle House has sold more than 715 million waffles to become the world’s leading server of waffles.
Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, treating more than 4,000 children a year. Marcus Autism Center offers services with generous philanthropic support from community leaders and funding from local and state governments. The Marcus Autism Center staff of highly trained pediatric professionals is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Marcus Autism Center is committed to helping children realize their greatest potential. Visit www.marcus.org for more information.