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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 07:26 PM

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South Carolina Man Walks Into Waffle House, Fixes Food While Employees Sleep

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBS) -- A man from South Carolina walked into a Waffle House in West Columbia and took over, CBS reports.

Alex Bowen said he was drunk when he went to Waffle House on Thursday morning in West Columbia. He said he waited at the counter for 10 minutes before he walked outside to check for employees.

It was then that he noticed an employee asleep and decided to make his own food.

“Got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles,” Bowen told WISTV. “When I was done I cleaned the grill, collected my ill-gotten sandwich and rolled on out.”

Waffle House reached out with a job offer to Bowen and reported that their employee was suspended for a week.

Their entire statement said:

"Our local Division Manager has spoken to Alex and apologized. For safety reasons, our customers should never have to go behind the counter. Rather, they should get a quality experience delivered by friendly associates. We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action.

"In a related note, obviously Alex has some cooking skills, and we'd like to talk to him about a job since we may have something for him."