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article imageWaffle House calls for boycott of Belgium Waffles

By Greta McClain     Jul 1, 2014 in Sports
World Cup fever is alive and well in the United States, as evidenced by a popular restaurant chain's decision to request a boycott of a well known and loved breakfast staple.
World Cup fever has undoubtedly hit the United States, as evidenced by huge viewing parties, office pools and unique apparel doned by fans wanting to show their pride in the red, white and blue. But there may be no more unique show of support for the American team than Waffle House calling for a boycott of Belgian Waffles ahead of the Tuesday's match between Team USA and Belgium.
Although Waffle House does not offer Belgian Waffles on their menu, representatives of the company are encouraging fans of Team USA to boycott the well known and loved waffle, telling TMZ:
"We support a boycott on Belgian Waffles. We support America. We don't support Belgian Waffles."
The restaurant chain is even putting their tweets where their mouth is, making this statement on Twitter:
Waffle House tweets its support of a boycott on Belgian Waffles
Waffle House tweets its support of a boycott on Belgian Waffles
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The idea is apparently gaining popularity, with nearly 8,500 retweets and more than 4,400 favorites.
Although some have claimed that boycotting the Belgium Waffle does not actually "stick it" to Belgium because the waffle is actually an American invention, History Link says Belgian Waffles were first served in 1958 at the Brussels World's Fair before being introduced at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962 by Belgian restaurateur, Maurice Vermersch. They were later showcased at the New York World's Fair in 1964.
According to CBC, the White House has yet to announce a formal boycott of Belgian Waffles.
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