Waffle House has suhoor covered

Muslim Southerners meet at chain for pre-dawn meal

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Ramadan ends this weekend, leaving those who observe it just a few more days to participate in what’s emerged as a favorite tradition in the American Muslim community: Preparing for the fast with a pre-dawn breakfast at Waffle House.

Hira Qureshi, the regional food and drink reporter for USA Today’s Network in South Jersey, recently wrote about these suhoors, the meals that precede daylong fasts during the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. Qureshi, who grew up in Memphis, has had at least one IHOP or Waffle House suhoor every Ramadan since she was in middle school.

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