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Football: No waffling in support of USA v Belgium

Published on Jul 1, 2014 6:30 AM
 
Belgian waffles. Waffle House, America's best-known purveyor of the griddled breakfast goodie, is urging a boycott of Belgian waffles ahead of the United States' must-win World Cup clash with Belgium. -- PHOTO: TNP FILE

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Waffle House, America's best-known purveyor of the griddled breakfast goodie, is urging a boycott of Belgian waffles ahead of the United States' must-win World Cup clash with Belgium.

"We don't believe in Belgium waffles," Waffle House said on its official Twitter feed.

In fact, "Belgian" waffles aren't offered on the menu at any of the 1,700 Waffle House eateries scattered across 25 states - most of them in the South where their distinctive yellow signs are familiar roadside sights.

Waffle House spokesman Meghan Irwin told Today.com that the restaurant chain just wanted to have a little fun with that fact and show support for the United States as they battle Belgium for a quarter-final berth in the World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday.

 
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