It was announced in our local paper Monday that the Waffle House will begin taking credit cards in the near future. That might make your cultural research a little easier.....LOL
Apparently they have been asked many, many times why they did not accept Visa or Mastercard. It would never occur to me that they should have to accept credit - but then I am surprised that any fast food place has to do it. I think it may cost the business more to accept a charge under $5 than they are able to make on it, but I could be wrong. I know that the percentage fees charged by credit companies for the privilege of using their credit used to be 2% (at the low end of the scale) but it is probably more by now. So it surprises me a little that the Waffle House will start doing this.
If you didn't read my last bit on the Waffle House, scroll down to Feb. 19th.