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Durham man is changing lives, one waffle at a time
Big C Waffles in Durham is serving up some of the best chicken and waffles you'll ever try.
Welcome back to WRL small business spotlight. I'm kevin Kozminski and look, everyone loves feel good food. Right, well here in the Bull City, no one's doing it better, The Big C. Yeah, Hey, we're gonna pixie waffles known for the best waffles on earth. How can I help? That's carl. Richardson better known in these parts as Big C. And he's mixing up waffles in just about every flavor. You can imagine bacon, egg and cheese waffle, doughnut waffle, blueberry waffle, pecan waffle, red velvet waffle waffle. But that wasn't always the case. And I never thought about owning a waffle business at all. Carl inherited the inspiration from his father. He also inherited the nickname and then my, my father is actually the senior, I'm the junior, but when he passed away, uh he was big called and I was, look on his dad's passing was the turning point in Carl's career. I was working a corporate job and my dad passed away and basically, you know, I just wanted to do something better than what I was doing and create a legacy and have his name live on. It was a big change, but it was one of his old man prepared it for. That's basically what he always taught me to do. Um even growing up in sports and academics, anything, you know, he was always on me and just a year later, big c waffles was bored, you know, he could do anything and I feel I could do anything to, Big Carl may be gone, but the family legacy lives on like Uncle Wayne's chicken and then my uncle, which is Uncle Wayne, that is his seasoning. So basically when you take the chicken that is Uncle Wayne, chicken seasoning and granny bees tropical punch. But any time my grandmother, we did a church function and my grandmother didn't make the punch, nobody was drinking it, but the waffles, they're a big C. Original. All the waffles are for me, as far as big c waffles, I created all the different flavored waffles. And speaking of getting creative after the pandemic, put a lot of people in dire straits. Carl came up with a way to help feed those in need. Uh I don't know if you remember, but basically when you would go to the grocery store, everything was wiped out. You know, we were able to provide meals for families. So I posted that on my social media and then within 14 days I have received over $1500 money that goes directly to local families. Awesome carl Dude, how can I donate? You can go to our website, Big C waffles dot com and then you'll see a link that says big seawater cares and then you can just click on that. If only big carl could see all this definitely like son, I'm proud of you. I definitely know that he actually, he'll be right beside me, you know, making me go even harder. You know, proud is probably an understatement. That's because Big C. Is doing a plus work with Changing Lives one waffle at the time.