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Waffle Chic is adapting to the new world to keep business afloat

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 07:46:16-04

WACO, TX — The smell of sweet waffles and savory chicken will make it hard to pass up a meal from Waffle Chic.

Shamica Evans the owner of Waffle Chic has owned her business since April 2019.

With the help of community partners and her love for waffles, she's loved owning her own food truck.

"My family we would all get around together and a specialty of my moms and grandma's was chicken and waffles," Evans said.

Wanting it to feel like your mom's kitchen, one of her specialties is Chicken and Waffles.

During the beginning of the pandemic she couldn't operate out of her food truck so she adapted and thanks to the restaurant Sergio's she was able to stay open.

"Sergio gave me the ability to do orders, inside the commissary kitchen and deliver them," Evans said.

Now that she is able to serve out of her teal food truck once again she did have to increase prices on her waffles to keep afloat.

"Everybody is just trying to survive because it's now a totally new world so we have to learn how to accustom against Covid-19," Evans said.

Customer, Jake Dahms, is trying a Hot Honey Waffle for the first time at Waffle Chic.

"She was making the honey right when I walked up so it was just meant to be, I had to try it," Dahms said.

A local business owner himself, he knows supporting each other during this time is a great thing.

"It just goes to show you, you can still get out, ya know start seeing people and be safe about it," Dahms said.

In a world with pandemics and protests, Evans has been more than supported by her community.

"We have strong councilmen, we have strong business owners who love to support teach and mentor me," Evans said. "So I'm very thankful that I have my very own black-owned woman business here in Waco Texas."

Evans will continue to fight for her business no matter what is thrown her way.

If you're craving something savory or sweet, follow her on Instagram where she will give updates on her location and hours.