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Shoney's...Surprising

Davwud Apr 2, 2010 06:42 AM

Hey Hounds

So we're down yonder visiting Mrs. Sippi's family. My FIL told us that he wanted to take us to Shoney's for breakfast. I'd never been and we always talk him out of where he wants to go so I thought "What the heck."
I really wasn't expecting very much and I must say I was surprised. It was even worse than I thought. It was just awful. Crappy food and a dingy restaurant.
It's a cheap buffet and that makes it right up my FIL's alley. (He ended up dragging me to another buffet for lunch too.)
I should've know something was up when Mrs. Sippi bowed out just before we left.

The things we do for love.

DT

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    otps RE: Davwud Apr 2, 2010 07:47 PM

    Same thing for me several years ago. Traveled with two cheap friends and they had to eat at Shoney's.
    The thing that made it even worse was a person running around in a ratty looking bear costume.

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      Davwud RE: otps Apr 2, 2010 08:12 PM

      No ratty bear but plenty of people in ratty clothes. To be fair, I was one of them.

      DT

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        mrbigshotno.1 RE: Davwud Apr 3, 2010 12:38 PM

        Was there a tank truck off-loadind ranch dressing in the back of the building?

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      CrazyOne RE: Davwud Apr 13, 2010 08:12 AM

      It really is bad. I mean, even among cheap buffet crap it's bad. I stopped at one a few years ago when nothing else was around. Just wow. Pick any other chain that would have breakfast; I'll bet it's better. Including the fast food places.

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        mrbigshotno.1 RE: CrazyOne Apr 13, 2010 03:39 PM

        Exept for JB's.

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          Davwud RE: mrbigshotno.1 Apr 13, 2010 04:50 PM

          JB's??

          DT

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