This is the look they give you when you ask to pass the salt.

Picture it: it's 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, you just rolled up to this rando Phoenix-area Waffle House in your Kia Soul, and mid-roboloading pancakes into your mouth, the restaurant door flies open. A silence falls over the dining room, and Super Bowl weekend style MVPs Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend glide through, giving the fry-station cook a reason to live.

They ease¬†into two booths directly adjacent to you and you lock eyes with Teigen. You dip your bacon into a puddle¬†of maple syrup and stare at her sequined ball gown. Kim pulls her cropped fur closer to her, which barely shields the swatch of cloth she's calling a top tonight, and you¬†think, ‚ÄúI guess the cold never bothered her anyway.‚Ä̬†Then you notice her husband has his¬†equally seasonally inappropriate¬†"theme song black leather pants" on and you know those balls¬†must be deflated. John Legend just looks so happy to be there you start thinking this whole ironic "us going to the Waffle House"-thing¬†must have been his idea.

But why are they here?, you ponder over your last flapjack. Was their gourmet artisanal chef off-duty for the night? Why would they choose Papa Joe's Porkchops as a midnight meal? Does Kanye know something we don't know? Can you order off-menu at Waffle House?

Suddenly, these tastemakers have caused waffles to trend. What started out as a real basic evening has turned into an event. Sway may not have all the answers to the munchies, but Waffle House does.


Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.