I’ve never figured this out, I mean how someone decided these two wildly different foods go together.
I also wondered how new it was and where it originated and the answers are all over the place. One version cites Thomas Jefferson bringing a waffle iron back from France. Another version says it was the Pennsylvania Dutch. Still another version says this was post Civil War. And then there’s a citation that it came out of Harlem in the 1930’s.
But if it’s Penn Dutch in origin, you should be having no problem finding chicken and waffles in your back yard.
Is there a restaurant in WDW that has this on their menu? I can’t say. But seeing as this dish is considered soul food, maybe House of Blues recently started offering it. I’m not sure which WDW restaurant specializes in southern cuisine, but that might be a thought too.