Over on my Facebook page, I posted a photo of my bike at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. I was questioning whether or not it was worth my while to stop there ever again after being served the saddest stack of lightly burned blueberry pancakes.
For many Cracker Barrel is just another name in the chain-storification of America. Cracker Barrel seems to divide people into Love Its and Hate Its.
A few commenters made very good points noting that when you’re out on the road there are a million mom and pop eateries whose survival relies on the travelers that come waltzing through their doors. And they were right.
And So – Here’s a Challenge for You:
Head out there on your bike and stop for a bite to eat in a non-chain eatery. Maybe try a diner, a restaurant, a roadside stand, a food truck – any place that is owned by a little guy just tryin’ to make a go of it. Then, if you liked it – head on back to your blog, your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram of however you communicate with the world at large and tell us about it! Don’t forget to leave me a link to your post below!
Did you happen to incorporate some good riding or a great road into the trip? We’d love to hear about that too.
Happy Riding. And Eating!