Thursday, May 15, 2008

Simple Man, Simple Pleasures

I love Cracker Barrel. Put in on the list including Braum's, Chick-Fil-A, Fuddruckers, On the Border, and Carino's, and you have a list of restaurant chains that I will stop at virtually every time I pass by one.

Since the beginning of the year I have been to Cracker Barrel restaurants in Gallup, N.Mex.; Lubbock, Tex.; Albuquerque, N.Mex.; Amarillo, Tex.; Lewisville, Tex.; Arkadelphia, Ark.; Jackson, Ten.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Wichita, Kan. Several of them, multiple times. One thing that continues to impress me about Cracker Barrel is the friendliness of the employees, and the service is almost always far above par. The food is usually consistently good, as well.

I'm a simple man with simple pleasures. On my visits to Cracker Barrel, I usually order the same thing: Old Timer's Breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown casserole, and wheat toast. And, don't forget the iced tea! If I feel particularly adventuresome, I visit on a Saturday night and have the chicken and rice special. Now, that's living life on the edge!