After one month spent closed — the longest stretch of locked doors in its 47 year history — Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is back in the breakfast business.
The storied Franklin Street restaurant and first-meal-of-the-day mainstay closed on Monday, July 8, for emergency repairs to its pipes and wiring. After a soft opening yesterday to allow the staff to get back in the groove tending the griddle, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is once again open for business as usual.
After 47 years, Ye Olde has recently been “feeling [its] age” recently, according to remarks made by Melissa Peng and Linda Chris – the mother-daughter duo that run the Shoppe these days, after the passing of founder Jimmy Chris in 2012.
According to those same remarks that patrons will find on the back of the restaurant’s menu, “Ye Olde has become Ye New, at least in some respects.” Fixes and renovations in the past month have refreshed the breakfast restaurant that has persisted on Franklin Street for over four decades in spite of rising costs and increasing big-business competition, and returning guests will find that Franklin street’s favorite well-worn counter still serves the same waffles – and they’re always worth the wait.