Bad pay, mean coworkers, management, and customers. I worked third shift for a year at Waffle House and was CONSTANTLY harassed by coworkers and drunk customers. Everyone on the job smokes weed or drinks out back during the smoke break. They rarely followed rules. Everyone complains about their personal life. The cooks recently got a raise to $10 per hour, when they do NOT deserve it, I can't tell you how many times I've done there side work, they never have to deal with yelling customers either.
Great work with great upper mobility. Waffle house works everyone very hard but also compensates their managers very well. Be prepared to work all holidays no matter what. If you are good at your job you will move up quickly at this company. All stores are are open 24/7/365 so you will be getting a few midnight phone calls from your associates. Overall, Waffle house has many great people to work with and a great overall work experience. Having a restaurant background will help you.
More team support. More appreciation for key players (rewarding hourly employees financially for reliability and performance in an environment where key players are hard to come by)