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Waffle House co-founder Thomas Forkner dies

Forkner’s death closely follows the passing of co-founder Joe Rogers Sr.

Thomas F. Forkner, who co-founded the Waffle House chain more than 60 years ago, died on April 26, in Johns Creek, Ga. He was 98 years old.

Forkner died less than two months after the death of his business partner, Waffle House co-founder Joe Rogers Sr. Forkner’s cause of death was not disclosed. Rogers died on March 3, at the age of 97. Forkner’s wife of 71 years, Martha, died on March 4.

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