Preheat waffle iron to high and a couple of inches of vegetable oil in large cast-iron skillet to 365°F over medium to medium-high heat.
Whisk up dry and wet waffle ingredients in separate bowls then combine. Prepare 8 waffles to very crisp (cook 2 batches on a 4-waffle iron).
For the chicken, set chicken cutlets into buttermilk and hot sauce for a few minutes. Whisk up the flour with a liberal amount of salt and pepper, the granulated garlic and onion, paprika and cayenne. Double-coat the chicken in buttermilk and flour, and fry to deeply golden, about 8 minutes.
Stir up maple syrup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Serve chicken with bacon, lettuce and tomato on waffles drizzled with maple mustard and cut corner-to-corner.