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Rating: 1/51
SHERMAN, TEXAS -- Less than a month ago on a Friday night I tried their Fried Fish special. It didn't taste fresh fried or feel it either. It was dry and warm like it was cooked that morning and kept in a warming oven all day to simply be plucked out and served. Vegetables like mashed potatoes and Mac & Cheese appear the same way. Only the green beans simmered in water appeared hot. Sent food back and my same plate was returned only to have been Microwaved.

Last night I ordered grilled chicken breast smothered with pepperjack cheese and peppers. Sent it back twice to be reheated, same plate I had because I dipped from everything to see what else was "warm" after the first time I sent it back only to have it slightly warmer. I refuse to pay for food to be microwaved and be called dinner out. Even fast food places in Sherman serve hotter food than this.

Maybe a call to the health department to check their food temps will fix it or get them shut down once and for all. Oh and our server said she would tell the manager. He never came to our table or any others to see how the food or service was. He stood outside of the kitchen, looking at what must have been daily talley sheets.
     
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trmn8r on 09/15/2012:
A Cracker Barrel manager is always available if you request to speak with him/her. I can't remember one ever coming to the table voluntarily, but in several different restaurants when I asked for one the wish was granted.

That said, I ultimately concluded that the food preparation at Cracker Barrel and service (anyone care to sit for 15 minutes waiting to be served?) was far too uneven, and I threw those sad sacks over the side. I don't miss that chain at all.
Tezrien on 09/15/2012:
I know people that work at CB (not this one). They take complaints seriously . You need to contact their main office with your complaint.
http://crackerbarrel.com/contact-us/
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Right or Wrong to Switch to All Non-Smoking
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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -- Well as a frequent visitor to JOPLIN, MO. Store, they recently went all non-smoking, and I must say I DON'T AGREE with it, and understand that it's a company wide decision..I'm not a smoker myself but I do believe in individualism and being able to make decisions to one's own body....Granted that their smoking section is open but its not fair decision to guests or employees.

Then a few days ago I learn the employees can't even smoke no where on the premises nor will they allow them to clock out or take ten minutes to go gather their nerves....I'm in the customer service field myself like majority of the hard-working people all over the U.S. We all have our own type of "stress ball" relief and only thinking about your guests....your employees are what runs your business...you have to give respect to get respect.
     
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Starlord on 02/28/2012:
Individualism is well and good, but there is a huge caveat here. It is fine to say a person has the right to decide what to do with their own body. But what right do they have to inflict their poor choices on other people? I quit smoking in 2006, and it has come home to me quite often that I once was downright inconsiderate of others, albeit unintentionally. Youir smoke doesn't magically disappear when you take a puff, it pollutes the air around you like a cloud of noxious gas. You have the ability to hold off on smoking until your are away from other people. We do not have the option of not breathing until we get away from you As my mother used to say, Your right to swing your arms ends at the end of the other guy's nose.
Inat on 02/28/2012:
I used to smoke and enjoyed a cigarette with my coffeee sitting in bob evans or Cracker Barrel. However, now that I've quit, I cannot stomach the smell of cigarette smoke - especially the stale smell of smoke that attaches itself to the smoker. I can think of nothing less appetizing than being served food by my server who just finished a smoke and having their smelly arm & hand waft in front of my face
Venice09 on 02/28/2012:
My advice would be to find a "stress ball" that does not have a negative impact on the health of other people. The problem with individualism is that the decision doesn't just affect the individual's own body. It also affects everyone around them. You can't drive a vehicle that doesn't pass an emissions test, so why should you be allowed to pollute the air with cigarette smoke?

I commend Cracker Barrel for providing a safe environment for ALL its customers and employees because that's what this is really about. When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.

Now I am going to say something I have never said here before. The employees may run the business, but without the guests, there would be no employees.
Nohandle on 02/28/2012:
What's wrong with an employee clocking out and then having a smoke outside although still on the property? Good grief, I was made aware of one place locally that allows that but the employee must step outside to the dumpster area. The only folks I would think would be offended would be the *dumpster divers* and I didn't think they were too proud or concerned for their health.
jktshff1 on 02/28/2012:
From one who has quit smoking AND drinking ('cept for a couple of glasses of wine), do the employees not get a break? I do think it and the stale smell stinks.
There ain't no worse crusader than a former smoker.
Churro on 02/28/2012:
"I'm not a smoker myself but I do believe in individualism and being able to make decisions to one's own body"

Then you should equally believe in a business's right to make decisions for the best interests of their business. Cracker Barrel made a dollars & cents policy choice that sits well with the majority of their customers which in turn suits the best interests of the Cracker Barrel stockholders.

Nobody has a right to smoke on another person's property be it employee or customer. An employer doesn't owe its employees smoke breaks or smoking accommodations. An employee is not bound to Cracker Barrel and is free to find employment elsewhere. These are all choices by the individual parties involved and thank goodness there are still some areas in life where choice is still allowed.

Good review.
Anonymous on 02/28/2012:
I've helped companies transition to such "no tobacco" policies. This is a trend that will only grow - no smoking on the premises, including in your car if it is on company premises.

I'm certain the employees at CB get some kind of break during the day, during which they can walk off the company premises and smoke in someone else's parking lot.

I strongly recommend that employees who smoke and who have to adjust to such policies get some Commit lozenges or nicotine gum to help them get over those urges during the day.

It doesn't look like this trend will go away, as companies are looking for ways to curtail smoking. The reality is that companies that offer health care benefits spend a lot more for those benefits for smokers than non smokers.

There are companies that say you cannot even *smell* like smoke if you work there - which means no leaving the grounds for a quick cig during the day or taking that last drag while driving to work in the morning.

Other companies, mainly medical-related, like hospitals, will not hire smokers at all.

People can choose to smoke if they want, but companies do not have to hire you or make it easy for you to smoke. It's just not financially prudent for them to do so (in addition to all the second-hand smoke and general ick concerns).
CrystalSword on 02/28/2012:
Wow, I have to agree pretty much with all of the above, I quit smoking 25 years ago...but while Starlord was still smoking, I went and applied for a job and they told me no smoking on the premises and they wouldn't hire an alcoholic, which I obviously was one.....WHOA! I don't smoke, but they said I smelled like a stale ashtray (hubby smoked outside at home, but in the van) and I really don't drink....one or two drinks a year, if that, I have a condition called rosacea....and it just gives the appearance of a drinker. I walked out in the middle of an interview because of accusations like this. I have a fantastic job now and there is no smoking, and the strongest thing we drink at work is Pepsi!
Now, if I could just get more than 9 hours a week, like maybe 20 hours a week, I'd be real happy.
jktshff1 on 02/28/2012:
+100 Churro. I do think the work laws require an employer to give a break if an employee is working 8 hrs. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
Starlord on 02/29/2012:
I remember when the sheriff's office where I worked, per the county supervisors went non-smoking in county buildings. Someone asked about the people who smoked. The sheriff stated they could go outside on break and smoke. When they decided to ban smoking in the jail, someone asked the sheriff if the inmates could go outside and smoke. LOL Some police and sheriff's departments now will not hire smokers, period.
.......... on 04/28/2012:
Actually no we are not allowed to clock out and take a break, we are not even allowed to go outside even if we are not smoking.(at least at the one I work at)
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Horrible Service Covington, LA.
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COVINGTON, LOUISIANA -- Let me start by saying we have 4 kids and they all love Cracker Barrel. We travel all the time, and can't tell you how many we have been to. This is the second time we have ordered from here the first time was a week after it opened. Service was horrible, they could have cared less, food took forever to receive, order was incorrect & food did not taste anything like what we are used to and all this with no apology. We didn't complain figured since they were new and young hires that may be it was just an off day because of being so new. Tonight we ordered take out, put on hold several times, and again order was wrong but this time we did not even receive part of our order. My husband called to complain, again put on hold but not to speak to the manager simply because they didn't feel like dealing with it. We asked to speak to manager after and they told us they were not available nor did they even ask what we would like to do about our missing food. They just flatly did not care. We have never had this kind of service or treatment from another Cracker Barrel, and we were happy when we found out they were building one here, unfortunately we will never be bringing our money here again. We will drive to SliDell like we always have. Pretty sad when we only live in Madisonville. If you value your money and don't like your night ruined I would stay away from here
     
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Anonymous on 07/03/2011:
As in real estate, it's all about location. Consider letting corporate know about your experiences there.
Anonymous on 07/04/2011:
Good review. Thanks for pointing that's there's other Cracker Barrel Restaurants to go to. I've mostly had good experiences dining there. On a rare occasion I came across one that was subpar.

Very helpful, Also Welcome aboard!
Venice09 on 07/04/2011:
How long ago did they open? Maybe they are still in the process of working out the kinks. I usually give a place three chances before I write them off completely. Since its close to home, you might one to give them one more try. But if nothing changed, I would definitely bid them farewell.
jktshff1 on 07/04/2011:
Lisa, good review, straight and to the point. Though I don't do CB, good to see you not calling for a boycott of all of them.
Welcome to m3c....stick around
Alain on 07/04/2011:
Good review and here's an address and phone number: Cracker Barrel Corporate Headquarters, 305 Hartmann Road, Lebanon, TN 37088; ph# (615) 444-5533.
trmn8r on 07/04/2011:
Cracker Barrel can be very hit and miss. I frequented several locations over 3 years.

What I found is that none of the locations was consistently good over the course of time. Therefore, I stopped going. It was frustrating to go in with fond memories of the previous visit, only to be disappointed by suddenly horrendous service and/or food preparation.
madconsumer on 07/04/2011:
this seems to be happening all over.

great review.

very helpful.


welcome aboard Lisa70447, hope you visit us in the community forums!!
FlitteringFirefly on 07/04/2011:
I think that location has been open about a year. The location Baton Rouge is also terrible, but the one here in Gulfport is wonderful. Not to get off topic, but Badeaux's in Madisonville has the best cherry malt. Next time I go to Abita to visit family, I must have one.
Venice09 on 07/05/2011:
A year is more than enough time to get their act together. I guess this location just doesn't stack up.
CB Worker on 11/02/2011:
I work at this Cracker Barrel. We actually opened up around late May/early June. Sorry to hear about the bad experience. We've gotten better since the first few months of the opening.
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Out again!
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FOLEY, ALABAMA -- The restaurant in Foley, Al has left a "bad taste in my mouth again". We have been to this place many times and this is the third time this year we have spent time trying to decide what to order only to hear "Oh we are out of that tonight". We have complained to the manager twice before about this problem and how to simply solve it. Just be sure the waitresses inform the guests of what they are out of when they first greet them at their table. Our waitresses have made us feel it should be no big deal for us to choose something else other than what our taste buds had wanted. I'm losing faith in Cracker Barrel.
     
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FlitteringFirefly on 02/16/2011:
Go to Lambert's instead. Way better food and a fun atmosphere!
April Connors on 07/14/2011:
The server cannot tell you they are out of things before you order because the kitchen does not tell them till they put in there order. I have worked at 2 CBOCKS and believe me they are ran poorly and the server takes the heat. :(
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This time, Cracker Barrel was a good choice
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MOODY, ALABAMA -- This past Saturday, June 20 (I think), after running around my sister all day, I came home to get my fiance. I suggested we go eat and he told me to choose. I told him he wouldn't like my choice: At once, he knew I wanted Cracker Barrel. Normally it is not a good experience, but I like their food and their prices so I go expecting poor service. My fiance, always spoiling me, reluctantly agreed to Cracker Barrel. They had a new special: Campfire chicken with veggies or Campfire roast with veggies. I got the chicken and he got the roast. Both meals came out in tin foil (on a plate) like they really were made on a camp grill. Both were excellent! On top of that, the service we got was perfect! The waiter kept up with our needs without overshadowing us and enjoyed our meals very much. We decided to call the manager over to give to compliment the service and the food (especially the food). The manager was very friendly and conversational but had one very bad piece of news for us: They will only be serving the campfire meals for another 2 weeks! If you live near a Cracker Barrel, I highly recommend trying these dishes before they become a thing of the past.
     
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knightoftheword on 06/23/2009:
Just writing this review made me hungry again.
Anonymous on 06/23/2009:
Good call knight! Of course, I'd have driven mr. right back to that Church parking lot for some fine dining, if I was you. lol
Good review!
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Maple Syrup Cover-up
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BARBOURSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA -- Why did Cracker Barrel stop using pure maple syrup? I have always enjoyed dining at Cracker Barrel whether at home or on vacation. One of the reasons we have sought out this restaurant is because of superior quality food and excellent service. I was extremely disappointed to discover on our last visit that they have changed their "pure maple syrup" to "pure natural syrup" (55% maple and 45% cane). I feel this is a marketing mistake and it will not go unnoticed.

Interestingly when we questioned the waitress and cashier they were not aware of any changes to the syrup or bottle. I don't know if they were playing dumb or if the corporation has not informed it's workers of the change.
     
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Ben There on 01/04/2009:
The price of maple syrup has gone up a lot in the past year. I guess they thought people would rather have a blend of syrups than pay more for pancakes.
lnewport on 01/04/2009:
I agree, maple syrup has become pretty pricey! Changing to a blend is just another way to save money. I guess Cracker Barrel didn't feel customers would want to pay the extra money to cover the rising cost.
Nohandle on 01/04/2009:
The waitress and cashier might very well have not been aware there had been a change with the syrup. Unless someone has had pure maple syrup, he might not notice the difference either. If you are displeased, write the corporate office. I don't think your local folks were playing dumb.
RestaurantGuy on 01/04/2009:
One thing is certain in life and that is change. With the price of all goods going through the roof (abywhere from 6% to upwards of 45% on some food items) they need to cut costs where they can. As others have said here most people will not notice or ready for this...... not care. The only other thing they could have done is raise the cost they charge for the food which something tells me you would be complaining about that if they did raise the cost. Contacting corporate will get you no whereas for every one person who complains there are 100 who do not notice or care. I would recommend that if you do not like the product they serve eat somewhere else. But that's just me
Anonymous on 01/04/2009:
Seriously, how would a waitress or cashier know what's in the syrup? Were you there to eat or carrying on a science project?
Nohandle on 01/04/2009:
RG, it's happened to all of us. Hit that button, nothing..hit it again..nothing..try it the third time and BINGO. Addy will remove two of your postings. As far as contacting Corporate, at least they will be aware some customers know the difference and when there's a price increase they most often will be the first to complain about the price increase. No way am I suggesting the OP would do this. Past experience tells me many others will.
Ponie on 01/04/2009:
They could change their formula to 10% maple and 90% cane and it wouldn't bother me a bit. Don't like the stuff. Tastes like thickened vanilla to me...but I've never tasted thickened vanilla so I'm just guessing. My MIL used to be a maple syrup afficienado(SP?) so each time she visited, I had to go empty my bank account to get her a small jug of the stuff. Those little jugs were 'cute,' but I didn't care for the contents. There was a previous posting on M3C questioning this same thing. The response someone received from corporate was that it had something to do with the past year's weather. I dunno...
Advocate1 on 01/06/2009:
I am copying this information from my previous post:

100% Pure Maple Syrup has been a Hallmark of Cracker Barrel ever since I can remember frequenting the restaurant. I wrote to Cracker Barrel recently about adulterating the 100 % maple syrup with 45% cane sugar syrup. It certainly was done inconspicuously and with the intent not to be straight forward with its patrons. I wrote to Cracker Barrel and am awaiting their explanation. I gave them the suggestion to offer less pure maple syrup per bottle and only give one bottle per serving. I also suggested that additional bottles of pure maple syrup may be purchased for a nominal fee. We will see if Cracker Barrel corporate responds. In the meantime, I informed them that I would be bringing my own maple syrup. Cracker Barrel certainly has the right to manage their restaurants any way they desire. We have seen what happens to American businesses where the corporate bean counters are put in charge of quality assurance. Consumers of course, have the right to vote with their money and their feet and not eat there.

Here is the official response from Cracker Barrel Guest Relations:

“Thank you so much for contacting us. We are always glad to hear from our guests. I apologize for your disappointment with our switching to a maple syrup blend from our 100% maple syrup. We have always prided ourselves on serving the best quality syrup we could find and still do however due to circumstances out of our control, we can not serve the 100% maple syrup at this time.

We do hope this elimination is temporary. With recent weather changes and drier climates, there is a nationwide shortage in the production of maple syrup. There just isn't enough being harvested to meet the demand required to serve 100% syrup. Some grocery chains are still able to sell 100% maple syrup however the price has increased substantially.

At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, we decided instead of raising our prices and still having the potential to run out, we began searching for an alternative. After several focus group surveys, our guests picked the blend they thought most like our 100% syrup.

Again, we are certainly hopeful for better harvests next season so that we can once again serve you the 100% maple syrup everyone likes so much. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again soon.”

Funny but according to the USDA's report of June 12, 2008 maple syrup yields are 30% greater in 2008 than they were 2007. Could this be the beginning of Cracker Barrel's "syrup-gate"? I sent this information to Cracker Barrel and Maple Grove Farms of Vermont seeking a reply. This was back in mid-November. I have yet to receive a response.

dallie523 on 06/22/2009:
I do work in a Cracker Barrel first of let me say I am very sorry if anyone feels cheated by the switch. I am not sure of all the details but this is what was told to me as to why this has happened, I am keeping in mind that you may not even care why. So I heard something about farming crops being affected this year by what I do not know, I was told because of this we had to switch to the blend or run out of maple provided by the supplier. I am sure some of you are saying who cares get a new source but you see how you feel about the blend what if the source was changed after all this years who know how the maple may be than. I trust Cracker Barrel knows what they are doing. And if you LOVED the maple before why would you now want to punish the poor maple farmers who made it for you after all these years. Maybe I am wrong... just sounds abit cold to turn your backs on an old friend just because of a new shirt!
evaluater on 09/25/2009:
Do yourself a favor and don't eat there anymore!
worker529 on 08/09/2013:
Oh no maple syrup changed now cb sucks bc the maple syrup is the main part of ever meal and chages the flavor of my steak boo :(
dauber on 10/10/2013:
My wife and I have made CB a regular stop for many years due to its quality food. We had breakfast there yesterday and the biscuits had changed (for the worse) and the 100% Maple syrup was now 55% pure (I wonder). Prices had not dropped. Lost 2 customers here who have been faithful for many years. It does make a difference and I will vote with my feet, as recommended. It was quality, not price, that drew us to CB.
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Sneaky Switch From "Pure Maple Syrup" To "Pure Natural Syrup"
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CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- Sneaky! Suddenly, Cracker Barrel substituted "100% Pure Natural Syrup" for their "100% Pure Maple Syrup"

I understand costs, value, etc., but to sneak it in like that, and even make a deliberate attempt to deceive (the label is designed to appear the same and trick the reader into thinking it's 100% maple) means I will NOT be patronizing Cracker Barrel.









     
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tnchuck100 on 11/06/2008:
Don't be too hard on Cracker Barrel. Every corporation out there is in a never ending crusade to give you as little product and charge you as much money as they can possibly get away with. The most common ploy is to change the package shape so you don't notice you are paying the same price for less product. It's corporate greed. This how their CEO's get these HUGE salaries and Golden Parachute "your fired" packages.
Ponie on 11/06/2008:
...I like those dividend checks...
OldManDan on 11/06/2008:
The question are they saying it is maple syrup? If not, I think it's a pretty lame reason to quit eating there.
Advocate1 on 11/13/2008:
100% Pure Maple Syrup has been a Hallmark of Cracker Barrel ever since I can remember frequenting the restaurant. I wrote to Cracker Barrel recently about adulterating the 100 % maple syrup with 45% cane sugar syrup. It certainly was done inconspicuously and with the intent not to be straight forward with its patrons. I wrote to Cracker Barrel and am awaiting their explanation. I gave them the suggestion to offer less pure maple syrup per bottle and only give one bottle per serving. I also suggested that additional bottles of pure maple syrup may be purchased for a nominal fee. We will see if Cracker Barrel corporate responds. In the meantime, I informed them that I would be bringing my own maple syrup. Cracker Barrel certainly has the right to manage their restaurants any way they desire. We have seen what happens to American businesses where the corporate bean counters are put in charge of quality assurance. Consumers of course, have the right to vote with their feet and not eat there.
Advocate1 on 11/13/2008:
Here is the official response from Cracker Barrel Guest Relations:

Thank you so much for contacting us. We are always glad to hear from our guests. I apologize for your disappointment with our switching to a maple syrup blend from our 100% maple syrup. We have always prided ourselves on serving the best quality syrup we could find and still do however due to circumstances out of our control, we can not serve the 100% maple syrup at this time.

We do hope this elimination is temporary. With recent weather changes and drier climates, there is a nationwide shortage in the production of maple syrup. There just isn't enough being harvested to meet the demand required to serve 100% syrup. Some grocery chains are still able to sell 100% maple syrup however the price has increased substantially.

At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, we decided instead of raising our prices and still having the potential to run out, we began searching for an alternative. After several focus group surveys, our guests picked the blend they thought most like our 100% syrup.

Again, we are certainly hopeful for better harvests next season so that we can once again serve you the 100% maple syrup everyone likes so much. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Advocate1 on 11/13/2008:
Funny but according to the USDA's report of June 12, 2008 maple syrup yields are 30% greater in 2008 than they were 2007. Could this be the beginning of Cracker Barrel's "syrup-gate"?
Advocate1 on 11/13/2008:
Take a close look a Cracker Barrel stock performance since March of 2007. Those dividend checks are getting smaller and smaller.
Anonymous on 02/08/2009:
Advocate1, thank you for your posts - it sure sounds like either CB is spinning excuses about why they're no longer serving "the good stuff" or perhaps they are simply relying on the wrong suppliers! Interesting.
BokiBean on 02/08/2009:
Some people need a hobby.
Anonymous on 02/08/2009:
Its maple syrup who cares, bring your own next time
Advocate1 on 03/06/2009:
Those with a sense of business integrity realize that this really has little to do with maple syrup but has everything to do with business ethics, commitment to quality and respect for the customer. When any company attempts to manipulate the truth to maximize damage control they need to be called to the carpet. It does not matter if the business in question is Cracker Barrel or General Motors. As a further development to this story, I have experienced Cracker Barrel serving sugar free version of their maple syrup. It is artificially flavored and still nothing like the real thing. I agree that one should bring their own syrup and I do but keep bringing the matter to Cracker Barrels attention as well.
Advocate1 on 03/10/2009:
On a recent visit to cracker Barrel I noticed the menu touts the quality of "100% Natural Syrup". A clever marketing ruse. I asked the server if there was any of the good ol' 100% maple syrup in the kitchen. She had the audacity to say that the reason why Cracker Barrel has changed to a 55/45 adulterated product is because the company is aware of environmental concerns associated with the production of maple syrup and wants to do their part to be environmentally correct. It is getting deep at the Barrel and it isn't maple syrup the patrons are stepping in.
dallie523 on 06/22/2009:
yet people eat fast food fries containing what lol. Really it is a small thing to split hairs over I do think they do try to not make a big deal out of the switch for that I am sorry. I work there and did not find out until after it was said and done..oh and sounds to me like you just got one server who was just making things up..lol she is a funny girl. I can only image the line of picketer at the barrel protesting had anyone told you they were thinking of changing the maple.Anyway here is my post from the last maple over deal. I do work in a Cracker Barrel first of let me say I am very sorry if anyone feels cheated by the switch. I am not sure of all the details but this is what was told to me as to why this has happened, I am keeping in mind that you may not even care why. So I heard something about farming crops being affected this year by what I do not know, I was told because of this we had to switch to the blend or run out of maple provided by the supplier. I am sure some of you are saying who cares get a new source but you see how you feel about the blend what if the source was changed after all this years who know how the maple may be than. I trust Cracker Barrel knows what they are doing. And if you LOVED the maple before why would you now want to punish the poor maple farmers who made it for you after all these years. Maybe I am wrong... just sounds abit cold to turn your backs on an old friend just because of a new shirt!
PepperElf on 06/22/2009:
I guess the people who feel cheated can always bring their own in
nate3 on 06/28/2009:
Cracker Barrel theme is an old fashioned wholesome country restaurant. They have touted their 100% pure maple syrup for years. To change the blend and make it appear that they are providing pure maple syrup when they no longer do so, is deceitful and dangerous to their "country" image. I think it was a corporate mistake...but time will tell...and yes I can bring my own syrup...but why not simply go elsewhere?
BokiBean on 06/28/2009:
If people are leaving because of the syrup..that doesn't say much about the food.

Advocate1 on 10/20/2009:
In response to dallie523, I do not understand what french fries or the oil they are cooked in, has to do with Cracker Barrel's promise to serve 100% pure maple syrup. Cracker Barrel's corporate decision to switch to an adulterated version of pancake syrup by dubious and deceptive means should tell patrons everything they need to know about Cracker Barrel's ethics or lack thereof. I would not expect an employee of Cracker Barrel to be objective about this or any other policy regarding the restaurant chain's menu items or ingredients. The other difficulty I have with Cracker Barrel is the intelligence insulting form letter I was sent by Cracker Barrel's Guest Relations department. The syrup-gate issue aside, I do not believe that Cracker Barrel's overall food quality is as good as it was a decade ago.
PepperElf on 10/20/2009:
One of the regulations with maple syrup... you can't have the word "Maple" anywhere on the label - unless it's 100% maple syrup.


So... unless this "dark label" says "maple" somewhere on it, technically no one can be fooled by it.
Anonymous on 10/21/2009:
Pumpkins are higher this year than normal because of shrinking crops.

A few months ago it was hard to find gun amo because quantities were limited.

Last year with all the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms across the country roofing shingles were in short supply.

The simple fact is that sometimes circumstances beyond our control cause us to not be able to get what we want when we want it at the price we want to pay.
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Saying MERRY CHRISTMAS
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KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE -- Was checking out after a family meal, as we were leaving several of my family members said to the cashier, "Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS, the girl said "sorry we can't say that, we have to say Happy Holidays". I have always thought of CB as a Christian restaurant, but after the Duck Dynasty incident and now this non Christian response to Christmas. My family will NOT be back.

By the way Jesus Christ IS the reason for CHRISTMAS. WITHOUT CHRIST there is no holiday. Sorry, you had pretty good food, but so do a lot of Christian places.
     
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FoDaddy19 on 12/26/2013:
Kind of judgmental and hypocritical since you brought up the Phil Robertson thing to swear off Cracker Barrel just because someone said "happy holidays"

You see Phil never said that he hated gay people or that he didn't have gay friends or acquaintances . He said that he simply doesn't agree with the lifestyle because it goes against his beliefs But he doesn't wish harm or anything upon anyone and he still goes to church that has gay people in its congregation. And in this instance you're implying that you don't want to go to Cracker Barrel because, not because any bad service or bad food, but because someone said "Happy Holidays", to me that's trifling, and is glaring example of hypocrisy. Perhaps you should be more like Phil and accept that some people might not live their lives the way you choose to live yours and accept that fact.

Sorry if I got off on a bit of a rant, but it's behavior like this from self-professed "Christians" that's one of the reasons why I stopped going to church, and gave up on religion in general. Too much sanctimonious BS for my taste.
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Cramped Tables
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ALL, GEORGIA -- When you eat at any CB restaurant you have to put up with a cramped table. TAKE THE JUNK OFF THE TABLE. Customers don't need an oil lamp at day light hours. It takes up room. Take off the triangle game piece. Offer it to kids only. This would make for more comfort at any table. ESPECIALLY THE TABLE FOR TWO!!!
     
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FoDaddy19 on 11/25/2013:
I've fequented many Cracker Barrels over the years, and haven't had any issue with the size of the tables.
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A Very Long Wait to Be Served
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ABILENE, TEXAS -- My wife and I ate today. We waited almost an hour on our meal which was the special of the day, thinking it was already prepared. The waiter was real nice and people who came in after us got waited on. I asked the waiter several times what the problem was and I never have waited so long on a meal. She said it was still in the computer, anyway almost walked out. Won't come there again if I want my food in a decent time
     
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azRider on 07/03/2013:
if its very crowded it can take a bit, but an hour is very long. Food in most restaurants is not ready made, its made to order. This is case each time I've eaten at Cracker Barrel. Cracker barrel is very popular and if its very busy it can take some time. I would have complained to the manager, perhaps they could have moved it along faster.
BudLove on 08/16/2013:
The popular the restaurant is and the food the longer one sometimes have to wait. I am sure if a person has eaten out on a regular basis or not so regular basis, he/she have experienced wait times. Cracker Barrel is no different. Sometimes you have to wait. And since the food is prepared hourly some items may be out. It takes home prepared food time to cook. Cracker Barrel does not just get prepared food and throw it in the microwave like some restaurants. They actually cook their dishes and the cooks are humping from the time they get to work until the time they leave. Let's quit trying to be so negative. Where else can you get a prepared meal with entree and vegetables for the price that is prepared hourly. If one wants quick service all the time, I recommend you try McDonald's and even the golden arches back up sometime. The food at Cracker Barrel is decent and at a fair price. Now run and tell that.
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