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An outparcel at the corner of Groom and Plank roads in Baker has been sold to Waffle House, which plans to build a restaurant there.

Waffle House Inc. bought the 29,900-square-foot property for $150,600 in a deal that was filed Monday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court. The seller was 14500 Baker Properties LLC.

Tom Cook, a Baton Rouge appraiser who is the manager of 14500 Baker Properties, said the plan is to open the Waffle House in early 2018. Waffle House currently operates 12 restaurants in metro Baton Rouge, that serve eggs, hash browns, waffles and coffee 24 hours a day.

Cook said the restaurant will help attract business to the nearby shopping center, which includes a mix of local and national tenants, including Dollar General and Metro PCS. β€œThis is another national user across the street from Walmart,” he said.

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