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World Cup: It’s Waffle House vs. Belgian waffles

SALVADOR, Brazil — Waffle House restaurants don’t serve Belgian waffles and certainly won’t start now.

The Georgia-based chain took to its Twitter account Monday to proclaim, “We don’t believe in Belgium waffles.” Or Belgian waffles, as a follower quickly corrected.

But the sentiment, a riff on American fans’ “I believe that we will win” chant,” was popular as the U.S. neared today’s World Cup knockout game against Belgium (4 p.m.; ESPN, Univision).

Restaurant spokeswoman Meghan Irwin said it’s all in good fun. Earlier, when a follower asked for the restaurant’s opinion on Belgian waffles, it tweeted: “We dominate them.”

Waffle House serves American-style waffles. Belgian waffles are bigger with a lighter batter.

In Belgium, waffles have been a part of the diet for centuries. But so-called Belgian waffles aren’t really served in that country. There are Brussels waffles and Liege waffles.

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