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Help Me Help Cracker Barrel!

Monday, May 21, 2012

I've only been to Cracker Barrel twice in my life, which is probably a good thing, because it's definitely not diet food. What it is is down home, uber deliciousness, melt in your mouth goodness, Heaven on a plate! emoticon

The first time I was there, I had the beyond amazing sweet potato pancakes. Oh my goodness! They were so good that I didn't even bother with the syrup - I couldn't imagine covering up such savoury succulence. There was a party going on in my mouth, and the guest of honor was my tummy! emoticon

So ..imagine my dismay when I went a second time and saw this menu:

Yes! Sweet potato pancakes were only a limited time offering! emoticon They're gone! Can you believe that the waitress had the audacity of suggest that I might want the multi-grain pancakes instead? emoticon

No. I want sweet potato pancakes, and I'm hoping that if enough people mention it to Cracker Barrel, they'll see the error of their ways and repent of their foolishness.

Here's their contact information:

To save you time, here's my suggested text:

Dear Cracker Barrel,

Your sweet potato pancakes were the best. Please bring them back!

Your name

Pretty please will you help restore sanity to the Crack Barrel cookadoos who ruined my much anticipated breakfast on the road?

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    I actually live near a Cracker Barrel in Virginia and VERY hard to stay away. I LOVE their cheesy hash browns. I love pumpkin pancakes and can't wait for those to come around again in autumn. I will definitely send a note about the sweet potato pancakes because that sounds scrumptious!!!!
    1870 days ago
    I love this!!!!!
    1930 days ago
    Never had sweet potato pancakes, but they sound like they would be healthier than regular ones - more fiber for sure-lol. Will send my a message to Vracker Barrell for you:)
    1940 days ago
  • BUSYMOM911
    I understand completely about finding a treat on the road. I have sent in my request. Let us know if they come back on the menu, maybe a blog (even for a limited time) so we can try them out.

    I've never had breakfast there, but loved our last dinner there. Tried to keep calories in mind, so one of my sides was turnip greens. Surprisingly, they were really good (with salt, yeah, a no-no).

    When I go out to eat, mostly I ignore the calories & enjoy the experience. There is enough time to watch calories later. The weight didn't get there overnight, and it's not a race to get it off. If it takes a few more days because of my enjoying eating out, so be it. Life is too short not to enjoy the 'treats' along the way.

    PS - Thanks for recommending Bahama Breeze a while back. That place is awesome.
    1945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2012 1:26:29 AM
    I have to admit, i had most of a big boy breakfast for dinner last night!!!!

    (I do avoid the place as much as I can lol!)

    1946 days ago
    wow--i just read all the comments and i'm kind of appalled at some of the comments. I sent in the request to Cracker Barrel right after i left..and i have to confess i told them i wished they would open one we have noplace decent to go for good hotcakes!!
    Folks that were negative,...there is NOTHING wrong with splurging!! It doesnt mean you arent being doesnt mean you arent means you are listening to your dear self and grantintg a wish..once in a while. If someone told me i could never ever ever have buttercream again. that it would make me not serious...well..sorry but i'd tell them what i think!!!
    I choose not to have hotcakes becausee for me it would be a daily thing..i'm a chef, its my profession, and i know myself. I hardly think going to a place twice warrants being not serious about your food plan, its showing you are able to have a treat and acknowledge it..and fit it into your food plan!!!
    "let he who is without ever having taken a bite of anything offplan..ever..cast the first stone..."
    1947 days ago
    OMGosh, Cat--send me all the food that the other posters don't want/can't have. I'll eat it. emoticon emoticon
    1949 days ago
    The woman is looking for her 2nd serving of sweet potato pancakes IN HER LIFE and we've got folks belittling her and advising her to just give up? She wasn't even asking for an opinion, just HELP because a big corporation was taking away her breakfast choices.

    White flour haters are refusing to offer succor and then passing moral judgment? Well, go eat your angry, bitter breakfast bowl of twigs and bean juice. I'm going to fill out a Cracker Barrel complaint form for every adult member of my family in your stead in an effort to get back those Sweet Potato Pancakes for a fellow Sparker (and for me because they sound delicious!)

    1949 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    I feel like I live in a real backwater instead of a provincial capital- I thought Cracker Barrel was a brand of cheddar cheese not a restaurant.
    1950 days ago
    Sent my email to C.B. post haste! Port Orleans Riverside's restaurant, Boatwright's Dining Hall, had THE ABSOLUTE BEST sweet potatoe pancakes with honey pecan butter EVER! But then, for some odd reason, they discontinued breakfast service. Cracker Barrel was a happy, more accessible, second best. Now, if I want them, I have to cook them myself. Thankfully, I was able to obtain a copy of Boatwright's recipe.

    On those rare occasions that I feel the need to make them(usually when I visit family in Connecticutt) I make regular sized cakes for everyone else but only 2-3 silver dollar sized cakes for myself. That way, I satisfy the craving without killing the diet.
    1950 days ago
  • DORIS39



    1950 days ago
    I'll do it.
    1950 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon What's in 'em? You know I can't condone white stuff even if sw. potatoes are in them. LOL. We'll have to find you a healthy recipe?
    emoticon emoticon

    If I could, I'd make 'em for ya.

    *I'm walkin' outta here shakin' my sweet potato*

    Don't be hatin' on me.
    1950 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2012 8:17:59 PM
  • L*I*T*A*
    thanks for the information....
    sent it in........
    don't have Cracker Barrel near by....
    blessings and hugs.............lita
    1950 days ago
    There are healthy choices at Cracker Barrell, including grilled chicken tenders, sliced tomatoes, poached eggs, cottage cheese (although it isn't low fat), buttermilk to drink. Baked sweet potato is good. I usually splurge on one veggie that has some southern cooking (i.e. unhealthy fat) such as turnip greens with pepper vinegar. The decaf coffee is good. We go a couple times a year, usually when traveling. It's one of my hubby's favorites. I wouldn't order pancakes. Sorry.
    1950 days ago
    i've been there.
    1950 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    The only thing edible I have found there is the roast beef dinner,, the rest is worse than what I scrape out of pans before I wash them,,
    They can send that stuff back down where it came from..

    IMHO you are better off to go to some mom and pop place...
    1950 days ago
    Ok...why would you want an irresistable menu item back on the menu when you're trying to get fit? LOL I happen love LOVE Cracker Barrel pancakes although I've never tried the sweet potato kind. I, fortunately, know just how badly they fit into my daily calorie intake so it's a rare treat to have them. I went to Village Inn last Saturday though and got a side of 4" whole grain pancakes instead of hashbrowns. They weren't Cracker Barrel (what do they do to make them so crisp and yummy?) however they were quite delicious. I ate them as my meal and brought the rest of my breakfast home.
    1950 days ago
    We used to stop in at Cracker Barrels when we were traveling - here lately, not so much since they are generally PACKED & the service tends to be marginal (when I'm hauling the horses I tend towards Waffle Houses or similar so my babies don't have to stand in the trailer any longer than they have to!).

    My current monthly splurge is the New York cheesecake pancakes at IHOP - there again, I order them w/out the fruit since they're plenty sweet & decadent all alone.
    1950 days ago
    Cracker Barrel changes the menu a lot. I'm not a fan of the place. I still don't know what is good to eat there.
    1950 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Honestly Cat! This stuff isn't diet food! I thought you were serious about losing weight! Eating out regularly at places like these isn't the way to do it! This sounds a lot like IHOP, neither restaurant of which we have in Canada, which is probably a good thing although I am sure our Denny's is just as bad :( I rarely eat out, just asking for trouble if I do.
    I love sweet potato fries but never heard of them as pancakes, unfortunately, I am sure they are out of this world :((
    Hope you didn't take offense, just concerned about you is all.
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    1950 days ago
    LOL!! I'll do it, but only because you asked. i have been to one cracker barrel. In florida. it was the highlight of my first (and last) 3 days there. i didnt have sweet potato pancakes. i had the blueberry ones...and i had syrup, and more..i think they brought me 4 little bottles (i think maple is one of the best things on earth..i would love everything drenched in it. ever dipped sausage or bacon in it? mmmmm)
    anyhow. i hope they never build one here in the very tip top of NY. i'd be doomed as far as weight goes. i love hotcakes. i never have them BECAUSE i love them, and most places dont make them right. hahaha. Cracker barrel does...
    ok off to send it...for my Cat!!!
    1950 days ago
    consider it done lol
    1950 days ago
  • NANAW12001
    I love Cracker Barrel although I never tried the SP pancakes.
    1950 days ago
    Oooooh - they removed them from the menu? How bold of them!
    What a shame!

    Sorry that you were disappointed when you went for breakfast!

    I hope they repent of their evil ideas.

    1950 days ago
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