Waffle House to give free food to winning city in Clemson-South Carolina game

(Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

Waffle House is raising the stakes for the Nov. 28 rivalry matchup between No. 1 Clemson and South Carolina.

The restaurant chain, along with restaurant suppliers Basic American Foods, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., and Royal Cup, Inc., announced Tuesday that it will give out free food – waffles, hashbrowns and coffee – to fans at a Waffle House location in the city of the winning school, Clemson, S.C., or Columbia, S.C.

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On top of the “Waffle Wager,” Waffle House will also donate $10,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winning university.

The Tigers-Gamecocks matchup is the third edition of the Waffle Wager. Last year, it centered around the Auburn-Georgia game, which Georgia won 34-7. After UGA’s win, “more than $24,000 in free waffles, hashbrowns and coffee” were provided to fans and students in Athens, Ga.

The first Waffle Wager was based on the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game in 2013. Alabama won 49-42 and fans in Tuscaloosa were treated to free food – “nearly 2,000 free waffles and 1,500 cups of free coffee.”

Clemson snapped a five-game South Carolina winning streak in the series by beating the Gamecocks 35-17 at home last season. The top-ranked Tigers are 10-0 this season while South Carolina is 3-7.


For more Clemson news, visit TigerIllustrated.com.

For more South Carolina news, visit GamecockCentral.com.

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