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Cracker Barrel in Los Angeles area

Does anyone know WHY there is not a Cracker Barrel in So Cal/ Los Angeles? Love it or hate it, it doesn't seem fair that the closest one is in Phoenix...

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  1. Nope. None in California at all. Your best bet is Arizona. Try the Original Pancake House instead in Redondo Beach or Anaheim, you might like it even better.

    1. How about we have tons of other mediocre national chains in LA already?

      Others from back east have tried to crack the Market like Po' Folks and others and they have succeeded either.

      I want to know why we don't have a Culver's, Home of the Butter Burger, here!

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        1. re: linus

          Not compared to the bad burger places in the same price range in CA.

          1. re: scottca075

            i dont remember how much it cost. i do remember culvers being at mcdonalds level.
            certainly no threat to in an out, fatburger, etc.

        2. re: scottca075

          I've experienced both and Po' Folks is no Cracker Barrel. The Barrel is an institution in my opinion.

        3. Also in San Diego, and we drive to Yuma every few months for our Cracker Barrel fix. I think a C.B., somewhere off the I-5, between LA and S.D. would be a huge hit.

          There's also one in Kingman, AZ, if you're headed that way. I actually have them mapped!

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          1. re: pine time

            It would be best closer to Ramona... :) I know they like to stay closer to major interstates though....

            1. re: Dce88

              Hey, I'd love it in Ramona (I'm not that far away)...bet a C.B. there could even take away some Julian traffic.

          2. "Does anyone know WHY there is not a Cracker Barrel in So Cal/ Los Angeles?"

            Probably for the same reason there are NO Red Lobsters in Maine. (Too much competition?) Perhaps you should count your blessings.

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            1. re: Clams047

              Ha! Yeah, having a CB here would be a double-edged sword! Maybe it's best left that it's a treat if I happen to be in AZ or the south?

              1. re: schrutefarms

                Perhaps in AZ, but there's way too many places throughout the south that actually have fresh (not simply canned) vegetables, cobblers, etc.

                Along this line, I was pleasantly surprised during a recent visit in the Orange, CA area to find a number of places serving excellent southern cuisine.

                1. re: Clams047

                  Nothing from cracker barrel comes out of I can. Its all made from scratch. I would know since I make it.

                  1. re: Kingmancb

                    Scratch? Really? No mixes, for example?

            2. WHEN i MOVED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN 1981 THERE WERE TWO CRACKER BARRELS THAT i KNEW ABOUT AND DID VISIT. ONE IN LAKEWOOD AND ONE IN CERRITOS. CRACLER BARREL MOVED OUT OF CALIFORNIA IN THE MID 1980'S.

              1. It's not that hard to figure out. The climate and setting of Southern Cali does not fit that of Cracker Barrel's requirements. Everything seems to be compacted in LA when it comes to businesses, while I think Cracker barrel prefers open, expansive, and more of a "country" resembling setting, rather the desert or some cramped up shopping centers. They may build some in near Magic Mountain, and in that area, at say, a rest stop. But close around or even in the city of LA, forget it.