Cracker Barrel Chattanooga, TN
My wife and I went to this restaurant for breakfast on a Sunday morning when we were visiting Chattanooga, TN. When we arrived, it was pretty busy with a 15 minute wait. It was Sunday morning so that is understandable. It is brilliant that Cracker Barrel has you waiting in their gift shop. You can lose track of time looking at all the different merchandise they have there. Once we were seated, we were greeted promptly by a woman named Jamelle. She was very courteous and professional. The only thing I would say was that we were ready to order when we sat down, but she was focused on getting our drinks first and did not ask. I thought it might have something to do with the fact that it was very busy. I am sure there were many tables she was attending to. So we ordered our food, and chatted while we were waiting. One thing we noticed was that there were white spots on the lattice boards next to us. I thought it was a design until my wife pointed out that there are no spots when you look up the lattice board. So i think the spots may have been from (who knows?) when people were eating there.
Our food was good. Pancakes and French toast. Very filling. We enjoyed the meal and went to go pay the bill. Of course, there was a line to get to the register to pay the bill. I was thinking about the fact that anyone could dine and dash and this store has absolutely no way to prevent that. Not that I thinking like a criminal, but I thought if I owned this store, and knowing how dishonest some people are, this is a potential loss of income. Once the server gives you the check, it is pretty much up to you to go pay. People everywhere, a line of people waiting to pay. This would make me nervous as a business owner. So i paid the bill and gave a nice tip. I tip well if I feel like I was taken care of. I have respect for waiters and waitresses. I don’t think I could do their job. I just don’t have the patience. All in all, good place to eat and we had a good experience. I would recommend Cracker Barrel to anyone.