Skip to comments.What are some good Chain "Family Friendly" Resturants(Besides Chick-Fil-A)?
Posted on 08/02/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
Post 'em here and tell why please.
We here in Iowa and E. Nebraska have “Pizza Ranch”, it has a “homeschool type” atmoshere about it.
I like Denny’s as a family chain. I’m a fan of the approx $5.00 grand slam breakfast. Good anytime night or day. Eggs, biscuits and gravy anytime night or day on nearly any interstate while on the road.
(have no idea whether or not they’re into politics)
Cracker Barrel. It’s got a lot of old time decor and a friendly atmosphere.
Wendy’s generally does an ok job as far as helping out by helping deliver food to your table if you are juggling a little one.
I have eaten at 1 Perkins in the last 15 years probably, but they were pretty friendly, when I went in there with my daughter.
I love Pizza Ranch. The buffet is a heck of a deal.
Here are five - also add Wendy’s
They(Denny’s) produced a VERY Pro-Second Amendment Ad for Independence Day.
Denny's did have the pro 2nd amend. commercial last month...
We found Waffle House to be very friendly while traveling across the country. The wait staff is very attentive and entertaining on the late night shift.
...Cracker Barrel for sure. I have no idea about their politics or faith, but Perkins is pretty good as well.
Out west here, my family’s favorite is Black Bear Diner.
Hooters and Tilted Kilt
Great! Maybe that’s why they don’t object when we drop by in our tea party garb.
My real suggestion is to skip the chains. When we go out to eat, we go places where we get food we can't cook at home.
Kinda hard to EAT an “Interstate Battery” or a “Hobby Lobby”.
In and Out burgers
You asked me to tell you.
I don’t know their politics, but our family enjoys Bob Evans:
— breakfast available all day
— great biscuits
— decent variety, even for kids meals (you don’t have to default to french fries)
— nice dinner salads
— “low cal/low fat” options that taste good
— they carry Coke (not Pepsi) products
Our local Huckleberry’s is owned by a Christian family. Huckleberry’s is a breakfast/lunch restaurant that has Huck Finn decor. Food is delicious.
Face palm. How could I forget? The Olive Garden, of course! Woo hoo!! /sarc
We had 5 kids as well now it’s just my wife and I 97% of the time and we are finding it hard to “downsize” our cooking for just the 2 of us. Sometimes we just look @ the kitchen and say “Let’s just go out to eat”.
Pizza Ranch! Started in Hull, Iowa, I have a sister and Brother-in-law that live there. It’s a midwest tradition! Love it!
East Tennessee Freepers meet at Perkins first Wednesday of the month. Food is not bad and they let us stay a longtime
Nothing wrong with Olive Garden. Kind of ‘average joe’ restaurant. Must be a pretty pitiful person who would mock someone as snooty to eat there. Those must be the kind of person who thinks a fancy Sunday meal is grazing Wal Mart samples.
I don't want to be treated like family, that's why I went out to dinner!
Started in 1981, Kind new for a “tradition”.
Good info to know. It would be great if there were a list of various retail/grocery/hardware/etc. stores which follow the pattern of Chick-Fil-A. I’m sick to death of supporting businesses that I suddenly find out promote repulsively degenerate socialist and anti-Christian causes.
If there were just a handful of decent companies out there, enough to cover the vast majority of needs, I’d limit my business to them EXCLUSIVELY. The left-wing, morally deviant corporations can just go choke on it. Like hell am I going to keep rewarding these scumbags that have turned the country into such a sewer!
Without getting off topic, I love when it is just my wife and I at home for dinner.
The kitchen can be very sensual. :)
Beside my obvious affinity for a locally-based, family-owned company, I've found the stores to pass the QSC test. And, although mostly famed for their hamburgers, their pancakes are without equal. My late wife was a very picky eater and abhorred most fast food yet she loved the meals from Whataburger.
A ping to a few other Texans to elicit their thoughts.
By the way, Chris went out at about 9:00 pm last night to get us some chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. There was a satellite news truck there and even though the crowd had died down some, the manager was outside the door turning people away. They were running out of food. So we had to settle for Burger King grilled chicken sandwiches. And I really wanted to try that Chick-Fil-A grilled chicken club sandwich with bacon and cheese. Darn.
Just curious but what is meant by “family friendly”?
With a little salt and Jack Daniels - you can eat anything 8-)
In N Out. I have heard about their Christian faith by the owners, they put bible verses on the bottom of their drink cups, and they support adoption groups.
And I know from the horse’s mouth, the “GAYS” don’t like Cracker Barrel.
We had the same problem in Omaha(our “Chick-Fil-A “Express”” ran out of food around 1800) so we went to another family friendly, Christian Owned outfit, “Pizza Ranch”.
I know only one Waffle House owner; he happens to own about ten of the locations. Jim, his politics are a lot like yours! Did I say enough?
Steak and Shake is a very Friendly place and good food. Do not know their Politics. When traveling always try and find one.
I’ve visited them on occasion when working in Iowa. I distinctly recall hearing Christian music playing.
If it’s a chain it stinks, you deserve better.
Wouldn’t be surprised. We saw a lot of Waffle Houses while traveling across the south. Still don’t care much for grits, though.
Here in Grand Rapids is a “Chain”, really only two stores left, called “Chicken Coop”. They serve fish, fries, chicken, slaw, gizzards, and other southern/country fare. Greasy and tasty just like I like it!
I haven’t been there in a while, but as a kid I remember that they had framed Bible verses on the walls of the dining area, and even on the KFC-like bucket of chicken.
Their shops have seen better days, but they do still reel in the business.
The chili at the Waffle House is excellent. I also like the fact that smoking is allowed anywhere in the place. That is in areas where the facists haven't outlawed it entirely. Most Waffle House locations are so small that it doesn't make sense to have a segregated smoking only area.
mmmm......whataburger has GREAT tasting greasy burgers.
They remind me of Drabble’s Galtburger. It was a burger joint with the best, and greasiest burgers around.
On one cartoon strip was the news that the galtburger had burned down.
Drabble: It must have been a grease fire.
Brother Patrick: Yeah. It started in the parking lot!
What a picture that draws!
We should do this at the other end of the state!
I was in a Cracker Barrel and saw a picture of Jefferson Davis on the wall; I honestly don't think they knew who it was and just found an "old-timey" looking picture to put up, but given their previous controversies, I wonder if that was such a great idea.