RE: CrackerBarrel Old Country Store
I'm sure I've mentioned this somewhere on this board before but I worked at a Cracker Barrel one summer. Hated it. Hated the unfriendly unhelpful managers (when I have 30 people standing in line at my register, it'd be nice if somebody would come give me a hand), the insane rushes (couple tour buses just pulled in the parking lot! Great.), the cranky oldsters (never deny an elderly person their Cracker Barrel biscuits--ever), the woman who would buy 50 bucks worth of gifts using gift certificates, only to turn around and exchange them for cash...she did that a couple times a week. My register kept coming up short, it wasn't me, I kept very careful track of all my transactions. Turns out a shift manager was stealing from our registers. Great.
As for the food? I'm on the fence. I like their grilled catfish. The veggie plate is a nice option to have. I like their salads. But their breakfast food seems to get cold so quickly. And their dining rooms are always so noisy. Trying to get through the gift shop to get out the door is like trying to weave through a defensive line.
Give me Waffle House any day.