We finally know why Waffle House served a grilled breakfast with a side of Lana Del Rey.
Del Rey revealed that she was in town with her siblings and they had already been to the restaurant a few times when their most recent visit resulted in an unexpected offer.
“We were in our third period [that day], and the waiters asked, ‘Do you want shirts?'” she said in the interview. “Hell yes! We were thrilled.”
In the name of Southern hospitality, the staff gave Del Rey her own name tag and even encouraged her to help with customers’ orders.
“This guy, a regular, comes in every day and orders two things, so they said, ‘Just go get it for him!’ I brought him a Coke. No ice. And an empty cup,” she said.
“For dip,” Del Rey added, referring to chewing tobacco.
After social media users began sharing footage of the “Young and Beautiful” singer behind the restaurant’s counter, many fans were convinced that Del Rey was moonlighting as a waitress.
People on X, formerly known as Twitter, shared their reactions at the time.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Del Rey joked that she would have preferred to see her studio work thrust into the spotlight.
“I wish my album had gone viral like that,” she joked. “The next morning I woke up to about 10,000 text messages – some from people I hadn’t heard from in ten years. “Saw your picture at the Waffle House!” … I was like, ‘Have you heard the new album?'”