National Fried Chicken & Waffle Day at Metro Diner

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Honoring an American classic, National Fried Chicken & Waffle Day returns for its fourth year on Sunday, August 8, and is sweeter than ever! Created by Metro Diner and recognized as an official holiday by Chase’s Calendar, save room to celebrate this perfectly paired combo.

National Fried Chicken & Waffle Day at Metro Diner

This year, Metro Diner is showing appreciation for Fried Chicken & Waffle fans all weekend long. When guests order the dish on Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8, the diners will gift them a $5 certificate to enjoy on a future visit.

Metro Diner’s famous Fried Chicken and Waffle features a fluffy Belgian waffle topped with sweet strawberry butter and half a fried chicken with the diner’s signature sweet and spicy sauce. Metro Diner starts preparing the chicken 48 hours before serving; it’s brined for 24 hours and then marinated for an additional 24 hours.

“Our guests just can’t get enough of this American classic diner dish, which is as popular for lunch and dinner as it is for breakfast,” said Metro Diner founder Mark Davoli. “It’s an irresistible meeting of savory and sweet, and the crunch of our perfectly fried chicken with the pillow-soft waffles is a match made in diner heaven.”

Fried Chicken & Waffles is the No. 1 dish at Metro Diner, which has served more than 1,468,000 orders since the holiday’s inception in 2018 – that’s over 5,872,000 pieces of fried chicken and 1,468,000 Belgian Waffles!

Classic comfort foods like Fried Chicken & Waffles have earned notice for Metro Diner, which was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and the Cooking Channel’s “Cheap Eats.” Established by the Davoli family in 1992 with a single eatery in Jacksonville, Florida, it’s among the nation’s fastest-growing locally owned and operated family dining concepts, with 58 locations across the country.

For nearly a quarter-century, Metro Diner has been a go-to eatery for locals and visitors who can now celebrate the holiday in diners nationwide or order Fried Chicken & Waffles for curbside to-go or delivery.