National Chicken and Waffles Day - October 20


Savory and sweet collide for a soulful celebration of flavor on October 20th as we celebrate National Chicken and Waffles Day. Imagine a world where ingredients of every spice and spirit find their way into the honeycombs of thick and crispy waffles. Well, that day has arrived.

From LA to NYC, this quintessential meal of the rural south made a slow migration to the urban communities to the north and west. But, as odd as it seems, chicken and waffles have been around for more than 150 years. And while no one knows who first put chicken and waffles on the same plate together, we do know the meal was a staple of both African-American cooks and the Pennsylvania Dutch. Part breakfast part supper, everyone can enjoy Chicken and Waffles any time of the day.

The meal also serves up some hearty combinations. Our only limit is our imaginations. Not only does #ChickenAndWafflesDay bring together two food groups, but it also unites others. For example, friends and families, communities and organizations, and multiple generations.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChickenAndWafflesDay

Enjoy your favorite version of chicken and waffles. The limitless combinations entice people to create their own versions. You can, too! Add some gravy or go traditional. Turn yours into a sandwich or make it a mini. Herb it up or go sweeter.

When you order your favorite, give a shout-out to the restaurant – like Roscoe’s House of Chicken N’ Waffles. They’ve been serving this delicious staple for over 46 years!
No matter how you celebrate, be sure to invite someone to join you and use #ChickenAndWafflesDay on social media.


MAIN ROSCOEs LOGO HIGH+RESRoscoe’s House of Chicken N’ Waffles in Southern California founded National Chicken and Waffles Day in 2021 to highlight this delicious cuisine pairing and to dedicate the day as one of service and volunteerism. Check out Roscoe’s foundation website to see more ways to get involved and celebrate National Chicken and Waffles Day.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Chicken and Waffles Day to be observed on October 20, 2021, and annually thereafter.

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar®!