While Waffle house and other large companies may have extensive plans for disaster preparedness, only 35 percent of small- and medium-sized businesses have a disaster recovery plan, according to a survey by technology firm Gartner Inc. But between 15 percent and 40 percent of businesses fail after a man-made or natural disaster, according to the…

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by David Gracey Every south eastern college kid knows how good a hot breakfast from the Waffle House can taste on a weekend morning.  But few people know how seriously the Waffle House Company takes its disaster preparedness. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Craig Fugate relies on what he calls the “Waffle House Index”…

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