Lana Del Rey was spotted working at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama, and no one knows why

The “West Coast” singer-songwriter was caught “Doin’ Time” as a waitress at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama

Lana Del Rey has left fans puzzled after she was spotted working a shift at a Waffle House in Florence, Alabama, on Thursday.

In photographs circulated on social media, the “Blue Jeans” singer was photographed behind the Waffle House counter, brewing coffee while wearing a Waffle House uniform and a “Lana” name tag.

A fan account uploaded a video on Instagram on Thursday showing the “West Coast” singer, 38, serving customers from behind a counter at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama.

A widely shared video clip also shows her requesting a patron not to film somebody else without their permission.


During her time at the Alabama eatery, Del Rey also posed for photos with fans.

A local, Karina Cisneros Juarez, detailed her encounter with Del Rey to local media outlet

“It was a bit surreal,” Juarez said, adding: “I just told her how much I loved her music and her work in general. She was super lovely and incredibly nice.”

The reason why Del Rey was at the Waffle House remains unclear, leaving fans to speculate on a variety of possibilities.

On fan forums, some speculated that she might be recording a music video, while others suggested it could be a publicity stunt for upcoming songs. Others jokingly suggested that she might be exploring a new career path.

In recent days, Del Rey has also been spotted at a number of other unlikely places in Alabama, including downtown Florence and a Birmingham nail salon. reported that she doesn’t appear to be in Alabama working on new music. Local recording venues FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound both told the outlet that she hadn’t been recording with them.

It’s possible that the visit could be linked to a song from her new album, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.”

In “Paris, Texas,” she sings: “I took a train to Spain, just a notebook in my hand/Then I went to see some friends of mine, down in Florence, Alabama.”

Del Rey’s publicist and Waffle House did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.


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