Waffle House Suppliers Announce Fourth Annual Waffle Wager

Free Waffle House waffles, hashbrowns and coffee will be waiting for the fans of either the University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels or the North Carolina State University (NC State University) Wolfpack as a part of the 2016 Waffle Wager.

Basic American Foods, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., and Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, three Waffle House restaurant suppliers, today announced the fourth annual Waffle Wager, college football's tastiest wager, on the November 25 Carolina-State game.

"While the Carolina-State game goes back to the 1890s, there is even more on the line this year," says Walt Ehmer, Waffle House President and CEO. "The Tar Heels and Wolfpack are playing for more than just bragging rights—they are playing for free food for their fans. Now that's pressure."

Fans of the winning team will receive Waffle House goodness at either a Waffle House restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., or Raleigh, N.C. If NC State University wins the game, Basic American Foods and C.H. Guenther will foot the bill for hashbrowns, waffles and coffee and if UNC wins, Royal Cup will pick up the tab. The "payout" date, time and winning Waffle House location will be announced after the game.

In addition to all of the free food, Waffle House, Royal Cup, C.H. Guenther and Basic American Foods collectively will donate $10,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winning university.

"We're teamed up with Basic American Foods, so it's waffles and hashbrowns on the UNC side," says Dale Tremblay, President and CEO of C.H. Guenther and Son, Inc.

"We won't 'waffle' on this and are looking forward to Carolina 'scattering, smothering and covering' State so Royal Cup will be paying the tab," added Mike Villano, Basic American Foods Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

"Not so fast my friends," says William E. Smith, Jr., Chairman of Royal Cup Coffee & Tea. "The Wolfpack will have all of the Waffle House coffee lovers rooting for them. We're looking forward to treating the State fans and having the waffle and hashbrown companies pay for it!"