(CNN)- It’s Friday and this particular kickoff to the weekend is extra "sweet" because it’s also National Waffle Day!
August 24th is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. It was issued to Cornelius Swarthout in 1869. People around the world eat different kinds of waffles. To meet the definition, waffles just need leavened dough or batter cooked between two hot plates.