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What are some good Chain "Family Friendly" Resturants(Besides Chick-Fil-A)?
02 Aug 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 08/02/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

Post 'em here and tell why please.


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KEYWORDS: chainrestraunts; familyfriendly; food; iowa; pizzaranch; texas; vanity; whataburger
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1 posted on 08/02/2012 12:49:58 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

We here in Iowa and E. Nebraska have “Pizza Ranch”, it has a “homeschool type” atmoshere about it.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Hooters. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 08/02/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: US Navy Vet

(have no idea whether or not they’re into politics)


5 posted on 08/02/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Cracker Barrel. It’s got a lot of old time decor and a friendly atmosphere.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 12:56:41 PM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by she geek
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To: US Navy Vet

I love Pizza Ranch. The buffet is a heck of a deal.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 12:57:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Here are five - also add Wendy’s

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/here-are-5-christian-companies-that-join-chick-fil-a-in-publicly-proclaiming-their-bible-based-faith/


9 posted on 08/02/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: US Navy Vet

In-n-Out Burger


10 posted on 08/02/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jim Robinson

They(Denny’s) produced a VERY Pro-Second Amendment Ad for Independence Day.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jim Robinson
(have no idea whether or not they’re into politics)

Denny's did have the pro 2nd amend. commercial last month...

12 posted on 08/02/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: she geek; Syncro

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.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 1:02:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: larryleo

...Cracker Barrel for sure. I have no idea about their politics or faith, but Perkins is pretty good as well.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 1:02:16 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: US Navy Vet

Out west here, my family’s favorite is Black Bear Diner.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 1:03:00 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hooters and Tilted Kilt


16 posted on 08/02/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: US Navy Vet

Great! Maybe that’s why they don’t object when we drop by in our tea party garb.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 1:04:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I have five children. We have meals at home most every day, and have for almost 20 years. All of my children know how to cook, and cook well. When they have friends over, the other kids ask, "Do you eat like this every day?"

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.

18 posted on 08/02/2012 1:05:08 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: edcoil

Kinda hard to EAT an “Interstate Battery” or a “Hobby Lobby”.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

In and Out burgers

Why?

You asked me to tell you.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: US Navy Vet

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


21 posted on 08/02/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: mnehring; Syncro; onyx

Face palm. How could I forget? The Olive Garden, of course! Woo hoo!! /sarc


23 posted on 08/02/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: FatherofFive

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”.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 1:11:01 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Pizza Ranch! Started in Hull, Iowa, I have a sister and Brother-in-law that live there. It’s a midwest tradition! Love it!


25 posted on 08/02/2012 1:11:12 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: rashley

East Tennessee Freepers meet at Perkins first Wednesday of the month. Food is not bad and they let us stay a longtime


26 posted on 08/02/2012 1:11:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 1:12:00 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson
The Olive Garden, of course!

I don't want to be treated like family, that's why I went out to dinner!

28 posted on 08/02/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: vpintheak

Started in 1981, Kind new for a “tradition”.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 1:14:30 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!


30 posted on 08/02/2012 1:15:05 PM PDT by greene66
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To: US Navy Vet; Gamecock; F15Eagle
I hear "Poppy's" is pro-life, but you can't get cucumbers your pizza!


31 posted on 08/02/2012 1:15:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: US Navy Vet
Sometimes we just look @ the kitchen and say “Let’s just go out to eat”.

Without getting off topic, I love when it is just my wife and I at home for dinner.

The kitchen can be very sensual. :)

32 posted on 08/02/2012 1:16:16 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: US Navy Vet; GeronL; mylife; Eaker; smokingfrog
I'll check in with a tip o' the hat for Texas-based Whataburger.

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.

33 posted on 08/02/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Just curious but what is meant by “family friendly”?


35 posted on 08/02/2012 1:17:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: US Navy Vet

With a little salt and Jack Daniels - you can eat anything 8-)


36 posted on 08/02/2012 1:18:19 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 1:18:39 PM PDT by conservcalgal (Dear Lord, please bless our nation and those who have stepped up to serve our nation with honor.....)
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To: larryleo

And I know from the horse’s mouth, the “GAYS” don’t like Cracker Barrel.


38 posted on 08/02/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: Jim Robinson

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”.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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?


40 posted on 08/02/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: US Navy Vet

Steak and Shake is a very Friendly place and good food. Do not know their Politics. When traveling always try and find one.


41 posted on 08/02/2012 1:22:11 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve visited them on occasion when working in Iowa. I distinctly recall hearing Christian music playing.


42 posted on 08/02/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by ne1410s ("We will not tolerate your intolerance!!!" ...huh?)
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To: US Navy Vet

If it’s a chain it stinks, you deserve better.


43 posted on 08/02/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Loud Mime

Wouldn’t be surprised. We saw a lot of Waffle Houses while traveling across the south. Still don’t care much for grits, though.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rashley; larryleo
Definitely Cracker Barrel - I recall that once in the not-so-distant past they were boycotted by dykes because they wouldn't retain one of them as an employee after learning of her orientation.



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45 posted on 08/02/2012 1:23:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


46 posted on 08/02/2012 1:23:55 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

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.

47 posted on 08/02/2012 1:23:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

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!


48 posted on 08/02/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: bert

We should do this at the other end of the state!


49 posted on 08/02/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: larryleo
Cracker Barrel. It’s got a lot of old time decor and a friendly atmosphere.

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.

50 posted on 08/02/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by Strategerist
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