Williamston man charged nearly $1,700 for Waffle House breakfast - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Williamston man charged nearly $1,700 for Waffle House breakfast

Jim Andrews holds up his breakfast receipt. (Jan. 14, 2014/FOX Carolina) Jim Andrews holds up his breakfast receipt. (Jan. 14, 2014/FOX Carolina)
PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Williamston man is coming off a bout of money stress after his Waffle House breakfast ended up costing him $1,666.61.

"I almost had a heart attack," said Jim Andrews, who ate at the Waffle House on Augusta Road in Piedmont on Friday.

He and his wife went there for breakfast. The bill was only $16.51, but when the cashier rang it up, Andrews said the bill was a lot more.

"I sign it, and I look at it again, and it says $1666.61," he said.

He said he went back and forth with the cashier, who he said argued with him about the charge. After calling and emailing several people, Andrews finally got in touch with Waffle House's Corporate Office, and they were able to reverse the pending charge on his bank statement.

Waffle House issued a statement to FOX Carolina Tuesday, saying, "Our accounting department spoke with Mr. Andrews this morning to apologize and correct the matter. During the conversation, Mr. Andrews confirmed that the money was in his account this morning. Both the store manager as well as the area manager have left voicemails for Mr. Andrews to offer their assistance in the matter. No other incidents of this nature have been brought to my attention."

Andrews said it was not until he contacted corporate that he was able to reach the restaurant's manager, and that was the most frustrating thing for him, he said.

"Make sure you look at these receipts carefully," said Andrews.

Andrews said one of the other waitresses said the 6 on the machine was sticking, and had he known, he would have paid with cash instead.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Police: Two dead in Egan car crash

    Police: Two dead in Egan car crash

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:20:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Two people were killed in a car crash this evening shortly after 8 p.m. according to Master Trooper Brooks David, with Louisiana State Police Troop I. The crash happened on Highway 91 near Highway 100. One person died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital where they died shortly after arrival, David said. We will update this story as more details become available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Two people were killed in a car crash this evening shortly after 8 p.m. according to Master Trooper Brooks David, with Louisiana State Police Troop I. The crash happened on Highway 91 near Highway 100. One person died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital where they died shortly after arrival, David said. We will update this story as more details become available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-07-25 23:42:31 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>
  • AG: Beware of fake tobacco settlement scam

    AG: Beware of fake tobacco settlement scam

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:17:46 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    When you visit the website, moneymapupdates.com it claims you can receive around $2,300 every month for the rest of your life. It seems too good to be true. That's because it is. Because in order to start receiving payments you need to sign up through the website by providing your personal and credit card information. "That's a red flag right there," said Carmen Million, president of the Southwest Louisiana Better Business Bureau. "They're using half-truths...

    More >>

    When you visit the website, moneymapupdates.com it claims you can receive around $2,300 every month for the rest of your life. It seems too good to be true. That's because it is. Because in order to start receiving payments you need to sign up through the website by providing your personal and credit card information. "That's a red flag right there," said Carmen Million, president of the Southwest Louisiana Better Business Bureau. "They're using half-truths...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly