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schrutefarms Jan 21, 2013 02:33 PM

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. wienermobile RE: schrutefarms Jan 21, 2013 02:37 PM

    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. scottca075 RE: schrutefarms Jan 21, 2013 02:38 PM

      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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        linus RE: scottca075 Jan 21, 2013 02:43 PM

        because culver's is horrid?

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          scottca075 RE: linus Jan 21, 2013 02:52 PM

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

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            linus RE: scottca075 Jan 21, 2013 02:55 PM

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

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          Dce88 RE: scottca075 Jan 21, 2013 07:44 PM

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

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          pine time RE: schrutefarms Jan 21, 2013 02:39 PM

          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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            Dce88 RE: pine time Jan 21, 2013 07:45 PM

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

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              pine time RE: Dce88 Jan 22, 2013 10:12 AM

              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.

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            Clams047 RE: schrutefarms Jan 22, 2013 04:35 AM

            "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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              schrutefarms RE: Clams047 Jan 23, 2013 11:52 PM

              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?

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                Clams047 RE: schrutefarms Jan 24, 2013 05:10 AM

                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.

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                  Kingmancb RE: Clams047 Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM

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

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                    sandylc RE: Kingmancb Jun 27, 2014 09:03 PM

                    Scratch? Really? No mixes, for example?

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              FATJIM RE: schrutefarms Jun 28, 2014 01:57 PM

              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.

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