Waffle & Pancake Shoppe

Waffle & Pancake Shoppe Locally owned family diner located in the heart of southern New Mexico, providing excellent customer service and satisfaction for over 25 years.
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For more than 40 years, the Brockett's have served hungry families with delicious food and friendly service. The Waffle & Pancake Shoppe Founded in 1987, has filled bellies of all sizes with great breakfasts, specialty sandwiches and lunches. You'll leave with a smile on your face, some change in your pocket and an aikin' to visit us again, soon! * This social media site maintained by "Social Me Communication." For information on social marketing, please leave message inquiring our services.

Payment Options:   Cash Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $

General Manager: Steve Brockett

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

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10/14/2020

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10/11/2020

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We're open for breakfast! Masks are required! 🥞🥞🥞
10/09/2020

We're open for breakfast! Masks are required! 🥞🥞🥞

10/08/2020
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Quadruplets at the Shoppe!
10/04/2020

Quadruplets at the Shoppe!

Thanks for coming out today. We're open at 7 am Saturday and Sunday morning.
10/03/2020

Thanks for coming out today. We're open at 7 am Saturday and Sunday morning.

10/02/2020

We are officially back open for business!!! Masks are required!!! Welcome back from all of us, Tio Steve, Sueko, Sunny, Jason, Ashlie, Janice, Claire, Janet, Koltan, Glen, Allan, Harley, and Alex.

This time tomorrow, it's on! See you in the morning.
10/01/2020

This time tomorrow, it's on! See you in the morning.

Organizing, getting ready. 2 more days!
09/30/2020

Organizing, getting ready. 2 more days!

09/28/2020

Reopening this Friday, Oct. 2nd from 7AM to who knows when??? Full Menu and full staff serving all your Waffle Shoppe favorites. MASKS ARE REQUIRED! See you Friday morning!

09/26/2020

SIX DAYS AND COUNTING...

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NINE (9) DAYS AND COUNTING. (LIKE MY NEW SELF-PORTRAIT?)

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09/19/2020

A Very Short Message From Tio, 9/18/2020:

TWO (2) WEEKS AND COUNTING....

08/27/2020

A Message From Tio, Aug. 27, 2020:

Yesterday New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham informed us she will announce a change in the current public health emergency order this afternoon regarding indoor dining occupancy regulations which will go into effect on Saturday, Aug. 29. On that day dine-in restaurants will be allowed 25% occupancy. The good news is patrons of restaurants around the state will once again be served inside their air-conditioned facilities. I sincerely thank her and give her credit for trusting the restaurant industry.
However, what it means for the Waffle and Pancake Shoppe is we will be allowed to accommodate only 15 customers at any given time, which, in effect, makes us a non-profit business.
We tried doing take-out/curb service from May15-May 31, at a time when dine-in restaurants were prohibited from offering inside dining. The result of that experiment was underwhelming, to say the least. During those 17 days of take-out, all of my employees were paid in full thanks to the PPP grant we received in April, and my commitment to bring back all of my co-workers was fulfilled.
Unfortunately, the PPP funding was due to expire the following week, and I opted not to reopen at 50% capacity, which Gov. Lujan Grisham allowed beginning June 1. Additionally, I also had a gut feeling she would be forced to implement another closure for the second time due to a spike in the state’s COVID-19 numbers. As predicted, a second shutdown occurred mid-July, and the industry had to go back to take-out/curb service.
Since that time we have looked at purchasing or renting tents, tables and chairs. I weighed considerations that included the unusually hot summer we’ve had to endure, and having to place a tent in our parking area. We also looked at how we might facilitate warming tables for beverages and food outdoors. It just didn’t add up to me, and my conversations with other food service establishments who decided to go ahead with outdoor dining indicated it wasn’t worth the trouble or expense.
Our operation is in Otero County, the ninth most populated county in New Mexico with 67,490 residents. Through yesterday we have had 218 cases, which equates to 2.2 cases per 100,000 people. Following are some other numbers from nearby counties that contain fewer residents, along with their largest cities. I also have included their populations:

10th Largest: Chaves County (Roswell): 647 cases/Population-64,615
11th Largest: Eddy County (Carlsbad/Artesia): 457 cases/Population-58,460
12th Largest: Curry County (Clovis): 650 cases/Population-48,954
17th Largest: Cibola County (Grants): 396 cases/Population-26,675
18th Largest: Luna County (Deming): 275 cases/Population-23,709

Lea County (Hobbs/Lovington) is estimated to have 3,500 more residents than Otero County, (although that number has probably dwindled due to the pandemic). Their number currently sits at 1,076 cases. Lincoln (Ruidoso) and Roosevelt (Portales) Counties have 48,000 and 49,000 fewer residents than Otero County, but have 164 and 194 cases respectively, not that far behind us.
Some of these counties border Texas, Arizona and Mexico, and mayors of some of their cities have decided to defy the public health emergency order. A few restaurants in some of these counties have followed suit, and this has resulted in higher numbers of COVID-19 cases per capita population. Some have had their licenses revoked, have been heavily fined and are now permanently closed.
Yesterday, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the Governor has the legal authority to declare a health emergency. An earlier ruling by the Supremes recognized her authority to levy fines of $5,000 per day for not following her directives.
We have followed the rules and take very seriously our duty to protect our patrons, employees and vendors. We have lost a few of our fellow residents to COVID, some of them regular customers at our humble bistro. Personally, I would like to see the Governor review each county on a case-by-case basis. Otero and other counties could then be allowed to have at least 50% occupancy, the least amount of inside accommodation that would allow us to continue in business.
As I stated in an earlier post, numbers don’t lie. It is impossible to continue to employ all of our co-workers, pay our taxes, payroll and other bills and still be in business for longer than a few months.
My decision to is to remain closed for the time being. It will ensure that we will “go broke slower” as opposed to reopening at 25% occupancy.
As always, we miss you and wish you all good health. This national emergency will pass one day, and it is my hope that day will be sooner rather than later.
God speed to you all, and I ask you to check on to this Facebook site from time to time for updates. Peace and Love to all of you!

Steve “Tio” Brockett,
Head Knucklehead at Your Service

A Message from Tio, 8/17/2020:The attached article has a clear message:  IT'S TIME FOR DINE-IN RESTAURANTS TO OPEN!  I a...
08/17/2020
OPINION | Editorial: State needs to 'show us the beef' justifying its 100% dine-in ban

A Message from Tio, 8/17/2020:

The attached article has a clear message: IT'S TIME FOR DINE-IN RESTAURANTS TO OPEN! I agree with the Editorial Board of the Albuquerque Journal, who wrote this OP/ED.
Those of us restaurant operators in the state who have been "playing by the rules" while others have not are beginning to reach a level of frustration I've never seen in my 40-plus years in the industry.
We can, and will, do our best to insure patrons wear masks, that seats inside are spaced at least six feet apart, and that no more than six customers can be seated at a table or booth. Speaking for my fellow restaurant operators, as well as myself, we dine-in eateries take our responsibilities seriously, and we all can prove it if given the opportunity to reopen.
Finally, this isn't a Republican issue or a Democrat issue, this is an issue that has affected our co-workers and their families. None of my people who have applied for and received unemployment benefits are making the salaries we made prior to this emergency, and regardless of what you've heard, we all are chomping at the bit to reopen and serve our valued patrons.
Please give the following a read, and until we see you again (provided we can survive the mandated shutdown), take good care of yourselves and your families. Peace and love to all of you.
Steve Brockett,
Dishwasher, Host, Janitor and Mask Policeman

https://www.abqjournal.com/1487016/state-needs-to-show-us-the-beef-justifying-its-100-dinein-ban.html

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A BLAST FROM THE PAST!  BACK IN THE OLDEN DAYS!
08/13/2020

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08/01/2020

A Message from Tio, August 1, 2020:

The recent order from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will continue to keep us closed for the month of August. We’re sorely disappointed, but we’ll continue to keep you informed on this site when further developments arise.
We are all safe and sound and chomping at the bit to see you again inside our humble bistro. We ask you take good care of yourselves, wear masks and be safe. Love and Peace to you all.

Steve “Tio” Brockett

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New Mexico extends stay-at-home order as coronavirus surges

New Mexico extends stay-at-home order as coronavirus surges

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07/22/2020

A Message From Tio,
July 22, 2020

Earlier this month I informed our Facebook followers the Waffle and Pancake Shoppe would open in late July-early August. I now must walk back that statement due to the Governor’s new order to once again shut down inside dining in our state’s restaurants, which went into effect in early July.
Some restaurants around the state have defied the order, and some have had their permits to operate suspended by the state. They have made their decisions publicly known and have followed thru with what they feel is best for their businesses and employees. I, on the other hand, have opted to follow the guidelines of the mandate, as well as not protest Michelle Lujan Grisham’s directive.
Lawsuits filed against the state by the New Mexico Restaurant Association and individual restaurant owners will be heard by the New Mexico Supreme Court in late July and early August. We will wait and see what rulings will be handed down, and act accordingly at that time.
As for now, we will remain closed until such time when New Mexico restaurants are allowed to have patrons inside their four walls. As I told you earlier this month, this business will not survive financially on just take-out or curb service transactions. This has been very frustrating, and my co-workers are chomping at the bit to return to work, we miss all of you.
When we are allowed to reopen at 50 percent occupancy or more, it will take us a few days to get up and running. We will have to order inventory and inform our suppliers of an opening date.
I will continue to communicate our plans as time goes forward on this site. I appreciate all of you tuning in from time to time, and I can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Please continue to check in as this plays out.
Stay safe, and as always, peace and love as we continue to deal with this pandemic.

Steve “Tio” Brockett,
The Guy in Charge

07/22/2020

A Message From Tio,
July 22, 2020

Earlier this month I informed our Facebook followers the Waffle and Pancake Shoppe would open in late July-early August. I now must walk back that statement due to the Governor’s new order to once again shut down inside dining in our state’s restaurants, which went into effect last week.
Some restaurants around the state have defied the order, and some have had their permits to operate suspended by the state. They have made their decisions publicly known and have followed thru with what they feel is best for their businesses and employees. I, on the other hand, have opted to follow the guidelines of the mandate, as well as not protest Michelle Lujan Grisham’s directive.
Lawsuits filed against the state by the New Mexico Restaurant Association and individual restaurant owners will be heard by the New Mexico Supreme Court in late July and early August. We will wait and see what rulings will be handed down, and act accordingly at that time.
As for now, we will remain closed until such time when New Mexico restaurants are allowed to have patrons inside their four walls. As I told you earlier this month, this business will not survive financially on just take-out or curb service transactions. This has been very frustrating, and my co-workers are chomping at the bit to return to work, we miss all of you.
When we are allowed to reopen at 50 percent occupancy or more, it will take us a few days to get up and running. We will have to order inventory and inform our suppliers of an opening date.
I will continue to communicate our plans as time goes forward on this site. I appreciate all of you tuning in from time to time, and I can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Please continue to check in as this plays out.
Stay safe, and as always, peace and love as we continue to deal with this pandemic.

Steve “Tio” Brockett,
The Guy in Charge

07/17/2020
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07/01/2020

A MESSAGE FROM TIO, JULY 1, 2020:

"The only certainty about this COVID-19 is the uncertainty of it. It's good to know exactly where we're not going...I think." Billymike Collins, a Hillbilly cousin of Tio's.

Well now, ain’t life been grand? (Snicker, snicker, followed by a whole pack of cuss words!)
We plan to use most of July to address some much-needed repairs and upgrades on the outside of our building, as well as some minor fixes inside. OUR GOAL AS OF THIS MOMENT IS TO REOPEN FOR INSIDE DINING ON FRIDAY, JULY 31st. We also will be offering carry-out orders, which will require you to come inside.
Having said this, our plan is contingent upon one thing: The Governor’s future actions as it relates to seating capacity. With the 50 percent rule presently in place, we will be able to offer you and your groups 36 seats, which will not include the nine seats at our counter, as well as four booths. This is due to the six-feet separation requirement between tables/booths. Additionally, the maximum seating for any group is limited to six guests. We have three booths that will seat six.
One table that seats four people will be moved to our waiting area. If we do not have any available booths or tables, we will take your name and ask you to wait outside or in your car. We will either call you on your cell phone when it is your turn to enter, or I, the possessor of a very loud voice, will call your name.
Regarding my last message on May 31st, I can only control labor and food costs, as well as advertising/marketing expenses. All the other costs are the same as if we were to open at 100 percent capacity. In short, our sales volume will suffer, but at least we will be operating again.

FINALLY, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT, I WILL BE REQUIRING EVERY CUSTOMER TO WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING UPON ENTRY, NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS. I DON’T GIVE A HOOT WHETHER OTHER BUSINESSES IN ALAMOGORDO ARE REQUIRING THIS, MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED HERE. PLEASE RESPECT THIS POLICY.

Check out our page for additional future information or changes. We will not be able to open unless at least 50 percent occupancy is allowed. Obviously, our goal is to maintain at least a break-even bottom line, which we will not be able to accomplish if we are allowed only 25 percent capacity or carry out only. Also, and I’m just being honest here, another mandated closure may put us out of business permanently.

We co-workers all miss each other, and we sincerely miss you. You’ve become an important part of our extended family. So, until we see your smiling faces, stay safe, count your blessings, and, as always, peace and love to you and your families.

Steve (Tio) Brockett,
Owner

07/01/2020
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05/31/2020

A MESSAGE FROM TIO:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is allowing inside dining at a 50% capacity on Monday, June 1. After careful consideration, I have decided not to reopen until we are allowed 100% seating capacity. Here is why:

-Like any business, numbers tell the story. At 50%, we still have the same utility costs, the same monthly rent, mandated workers’ compensation insurance, building insurance and content and liability insurance. These numbers remain constant. There also are a few other miscellaneous set costs (linen, garbage disposal, grounds care, equipment rent and pest control).

-The only three areas of this operation I control are: cost of goods, cost of labor and advertising. We have had tremendous success promoting our brand on Facebook, our only dedicated method of promotion, and we appreciate you checking in from time to time.

-I do not plan on reopening unless I can offer the same hours of employment to ALL of my employees. I cannot do that unless we are allowed 100% inside seating capacity. My co-workers are the most important components of this restaurant, and I value each and every one of them. We all consider each other family. Their safety, as well as that of our patrons during this COVID-19 pandemic, has been my number one concern since the mandated closure, and it remains so.

-Take out or curb service is not and has never been a viable alternative for our humble bistro. We set out several years ago to create an atmosphere similar to what we saw on the TV program, Cheers, a place where everyone knows everyone, and newcomers are welcome to join us. We can accommodate 65 guests, and the 50% with prescribed social distancing brings that number down to around 30, not near enough to enable us to meet all of our monthly financial obligations. On top of that, we are not allowed to use any of our nine counter seats.

All of us at the Waffle and Pancake Shoppe appreciate your past patronage and support, and we look forward to seeing ALL of you again soon. Wander over to this site from time to time for updates, and we wish each and everyone our very best during this challenging time. Peace and Love to you all, stay safe, you knuckleheads!

Steve “Tio” Brockett,
Proprietor

Address

950 S White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
88310

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 13:00
Thursday 07:00 - 13:00
Friday 07:00 - 13:00
Saturday 07:00 - 13:00
Sunday 07:00 - 13:00

Services

  • Kids
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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For more than 50 years, the Brockett's have served hungry families with delicious food and friendly service. The Waffle & Pancake Shoppe Founded in 1987, has filled bellies of all sizes with great breakfasts, specialty sandwiches and lunches. You'll leave with a smile on your face, some change in your pocket and an aikin' to visit us again, soon! * This social media site maintained by "Social Me Communication." For information on social marketing, please leave message inquiring our services.

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Comments

I know you aren't going to open for this 25% capacity thing; and I am sad as my birthday is tomorrow and I was going to treat myself to some chicken fried fiesta. Hope your hanging in there Steve.
How have the crowds been
I hope u waffle people r doin gd I remember someone said they would cook us a meal. We r ready Steve
Your phone number is not current.
Merry Christmas🎁. Great staff at The Waffle & Pancake Shoppe!
Anyone know the number? All are disconnected
Today, for the first time I was disappointed in the service. We wanted to enjoy our usual, with all the familiar smiling faces. Instead, we got a younger waitress, when I say younger, she seemed to be in her 40s. Her service was okay but we could hear her on the other side of the diner talking trash about her kids' father. Not to mention, right in front of her daughter who also works there. I was so embarrassed for her fellow employees. This woman had no shame whatsoever. I hope she reads this and learns from this. We will request another waitress next time. I'm very sorry (Gramps) Steve.
Are you open the phone is disconnected
Thanks for the awesome breakfast and waitress. It is so nice to walk in and see the same wonderful people that have been there for many years!!! I'll be back for the 100th time. haha
Do you have gluten free options?
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I love this awesomely spectacular place