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2012-04-13 12:38:49 PM  
To be fair, one of my prouder moments as a father, was when my Aunt and Uncle visited, they wanted to eat at the Cracker Barrel, and my daughter took a long time deciding what she wanted, and when it came out, she looked at me, and said, "Daddy, I can't eat this."

We stopped at the market afterwards and made sandwiches, and she was a happy girl.

As for TFA: dude, when they go out to the Cracker Barrel to celebrate leaving you, it's gone, man...
 
2012-04-13 02:54:13 PM  
Cracker Barrel was the only clean restaurant on our way to Florida. Portions were ridiculous, but aren't all portion sizes in the states? The food was ok. You can't mess up bacon and eggs though. Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.
 
2012-04-13 03:14:44 PM  

Methadone Girls: Cracker Barrel was the only clean restaurant on our way to Florida. Portions were ridiculous, but aren't all portion sizes in the states? The food was ok. You can't mess up bacon and eggs though. Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


Watch My Cousin Vinny. It explains the whole thing with grits. I think they're really gross myself
 
2012-04-13 03:16:36 PM  
I'd love to read the article, but the page auto-loaded an anti-smoking video full of trach tube wearers that I couldn't pause. Window closed. Not going back.
 
2012-04-13 03:17:58 PM  
Chicken and Dumplins is the singular reason for me to go to cracker barrel. Sadly, i haven't lived near a cracker barrel in a decade...
 
2012-04-13 03:18:04 PM  
That's a lot of bankruptcies between the two of them. Can't really blame this one on "the economy". Sad though. A lot owed to hospitals, too. I wonder what the hospital bill will be for the surviving kid?
 
2012-04-13 03:19:04 PM  
What's with the Cracker Barrel? It's food. Not great food. Nothing fancy. It's a basic, very predictable meal for when you're in a hurry.
 
2012-04-13 03:19:28 PM  
I went to one of those once, the prices at the gift shop made me want to go on a shooting spree too.
 
2012-04-13 03:20:10 PM  

JohnTuttle: I'd love to read the article, but the page auto-loaded an anti-smoking video full of trach tube wearers that I couldn't pause. Window closed. Not going back.


That annoyed me too. I scrolled down and ignored it, and I never have sound on. Don't blame you for saying goodbye, though. That's what I usually do when I see a 30 second ad start up.
 
2012-04-13 03:20:16 PM  
An armed society is a polite society.
 
2012-04-13 03:21:16 PM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, one of my prouder moments as a father, was when my Aunt and Uncle visited, they wanted to eat at the Cracker Barrel, and my daughter took a long time deciding what she wanted, and when it came out, she looked at me, and said, "Daddy, I can't eat this."

We stopped at the market afterwards and made sandwiches, and she was a happy girl.

As for TFA: dude, when they go out to the Cracker Barrel to celebrate leaving you, it's gone, man...


Another article I read mentioned that they were at Redneck Bucket to celebrate the now dead 10 year old girl's birthday. WHY the wife decided that it was a good time to tell the husband that she was leaving is something I could guess at, but we'll never know now, unless the other 10 year old was privy to the details of her parent's acrimony.

The bankruptcy and medical debt adds a layer of despair to the whole story. If I'm reading it correctly, they'd both filed for bankruptcy twice. :\
 
2012-04-13 03:23:50 PM  
I wonder if he was going to pay for his meal by credit card?
 
2012-04-13 03:24:53 PM  
My experience with CB has been: the wait for a table is too long, the wait for your food once you've ordered is too long, and the food's not worth the wait or the price. Your mileage, of course, may vary. (I recall a Cracker Barrel thread some time ago where just about everyone was singing its praises. I was like "WTF, mate?")
 
2012-04-13 03:27:43 PM  
I drive past that Cracker Barrel every day on the work commute, so I'm getting a kick...

FARK memes aside, gunning down your wife and your 10 year old daughter on her birthday? Fark you and good riddance.
 
2012-04-13 03:28:12 PM  
Really, if you're complaining about a motherf**king Cracker Barrel, you've got too much time on your hands or too big a stick up your ass.
 
2012-04-13 03:29:25 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Really, if you're complaining about a motherf**king Cracker Barrel, you've got too much time on your hands or too big a stick up your ass.


What if you're complaining about people complaining about Cracker Barrel?
 
2012-04-13 03:30:15 PM  

Ms.Maus:

The bankruptcy and medical debt adds a layer of despair to the whole story. If I'm reading it correctly, they'd both filed for bankruptcy twice. :\


The girls are 10, and two of the bankruptcies are before they were even born or possible prenatal care. (91, 2000)

Also, the hospital debt could be for the mother or the father, not the kids. Who knows. Dad's a scumbag.
 
2012-04-13 03:30:56 PM  
(welcome to fark)

it's fun that a guy kills his wife and kid, and we're discussing the restaurant.

(/welcome to fark)
 
2012-04-13 03:31:13 PM  

louiedog: Uncle Pooky: Really, if you're complaining about a motherf**king Cracker Barrel, you've got too much time on your hands or too big a stick up your ass.

What if you're complaining about people complaining about Cracker Barrel?


Common Sense Exception.
 
2012-04-13 03:33:13 PM  
Cracker Barrel 5-10 years ago was a good place to eat. Generous portion sizes, quality food. I remember getting a basket of biscuits and cornbread muffins (you could also get just biscuits or just cornbread of course) served with every dinner portion meal.

Cracker Barrel today...not so much. They've become like Boston Market. To maintain quality they cut portion sizes to the point that they are nearly what used to be the child's portion. You can still get the biscuits and cornbread muffins...tiny, near bite-sized things that make you wonder when the real cornbread and biscuits are coming. Salads are still ok, but there are other places that do dinner salads better/cheaper.

/at least I'm still the master of the peg board...1 peg always in under 30 seconds
 
2012-04-13 03:33:25 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: My experience with CB has been: the wait for a table is too long, the wait for your food once you've ordered is too long, and the food's not worth the wait or the price. Your mileage, of course, may vary. (I recall a Cracker Barrel thread some time ago where just about everyone was singing its praises. I was like "WTF, mate?")


WTF? Mate? There's a CB here in Memphis that is excellent. Course they are basically serving regional food here that people already expect a certain standard of.
 
2012-04-13 03:34:32 PM  
Documents filed by Kevin and Katherina Allen in federal bankruptcy court in Cleveland last year indicate they owed $60,000 to various creditors, including a $20,000 hospital bill.

$20,000? They must've spent 10 minutes in the ER.
 
2012-04-13 03:38:30 PM  
Records show that an Ohio couple who died after the husband killed his wife and 10-year-old daughter and then was fatally shot by police had just recently emerged from bankruptcy.

Can we get an editor over here? Better send two.
 
2012-04-13 03:40:12 PM  

Methadone Girls: Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


www.statesymbolsusa.org

How could you call this nasty? It only kind of looks like the cheesy discharge that hides in a bum's vagina.

And it tastes like heaven on a plate.
 
2012-04-13 03:40:39 PM  

Methadone Girls: Cracker Barrel was the only clean restaurant on our way to Florida. Portions were ridiculous, but aren't all portion sizes in the states? The food was ok. You can't mess up bacon and eggs though. Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


I don't think it's much different than plain oatmeal. Gotta throw other stuff on it to make it consumable.
 
2012-04-13 03:45:05 PM  

Methadone Girls: Cracker Barrel was the only clean restaurant on our way to Florida. Portions were ridiculous, but aren't all portion sizes in the states? The food was ok. You can't mess up bacon and eggs though. Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


Oh yes you can mess up bacon and eggs. Didn't think so until I moved to California.
 
2012-04-13 03:47:40 PM  

hdhale: 1 peg always in under 30 seconds


Down at the Kinky Barrel?
 
2012-04-13 03:49:03 PM  

Methadone Girls: Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


Yet when you were served "polenta" in Italy, you probably raved about it.
 
2012-04-13 03:57:04 PM  

Lordserb: Chicken and Dumplins is the singular reason for me to go to cracker barrel. Sadly, i haven't lived near a cracker barrel in a decade...


We've got one a few miles down the road. Haven't been there in... actually, we haven't ever been to that one. I used to stop at the one around Indianapolis when I was working there and buy a bag of the soft peppermint sticks. The whole bag would be gone long before I got home to Ann Arbor for the weekend.
 
2012-04-13 04:01:19 PM  
They have the best pancakes. And Chicken and Dumplings - sigh.

I rarely go there but that's because I like thinness.
 
2012-04-13 04:03:37 PM  
I dig on a CB breakfast. The biscuits and gravy is nice as are their pancakes.

Why yes, I am as fat as I sound...
 
2012-04-13 04:14:38 PM  

Methadone Girls: Cracker Barrel was the only clean restaurant on our way to Florida. Portions were ridiculous, but aren't all portion sizes in the states? The food was ok. You can't mess up bacon and eggs though. Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.


Obviously, you have not had grits done right. Which is unfortunate. Cheese grits, with bacon and eggs is sublime.

CheatCommando is correct, that grits is damn close to polenta. There are some differences in the meal, some difference in the process, but in the end, you have a corn mush, mixed with butter, cheese, salt, pepper and love.
 
2012-04-13 04:16:42 PM  

jaybeezey: I dig on a CB breakfast. The biscuits and gravy is nice as are their pancakes.


I will agree that their biscuits and gravy is as nice as their pancakes.

Which aren't great, but at least the statement is true...
 
2012-04-13 04:19:28 PM  

CheatCommando: Methadone Girls: Also, what the fark is with grits? That's gotta be some of the nastiest stuff i've ever seen.

Yet when you were served "polenta" in Italy, you probably raved about it.


To be fair, polenta is generally cooked to the point that it's much more firm than grits are. Both are acquired tastes.
 
2012-04-13 04:21:11 PM  

hubiestubert: jaybeezey: I dig on a CB breakfast. The biscuits and gravy is nice as are their pancakes.

I will agree that their biscuits and gravy is as nice as their pancakes.

Which aren't great, but at least the statement is true...


Also, their country fried steak is pretty good. Can't eat it more than once per quarter for fear of a massive coronary, but it's still really tasty. I should probably start making that myself someday...
 
2012-04-13 04:26:30 PM  
I can never overestimate people's capacity to be monsters. That always impresses me.
 
2012-04-13 04:26:49 PM  
My wife and I had dinner at that Cracker Barrel last week. I don't remember much, since I was hopped up on happy pills from visiting the dentist.

/don't often find myself on the West Side.
//doesn't hold a valid West Side passport
 
2012-04-13 04:29:24 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: I drive past that Cracker Barrel every day on the work commute, so I'm getting a kick...

FARK memes aside, gunning down your wife and your 10 year old daughter on her birthday? Fark you and good riddance.


Yeah, he should have waited until the next day. Or something.

Kevin, Katherina, Kerri, and Kayla? Genius.
 
2012-04-13 04:29:26 PM  
y'all are making me hungry for some slow cooked grits with sausage gravy and buttermilk biscuits. sounds like saturday breakfast to me!
 
2012-04-13 04:37:46 PM  
What possible relevance did their having filed bankruptcy have with this douche blowing away his family? Unnecessary facts are unnecessary.
 
2012-04-13 04:44:21 PM  

louiedog: Uncle Pooky: Really, if you're complaining about a motherf**king Cracker Barrel, you've got too much time on your hands or too big a stick up your ass.

What if you're complaining about people complaining about Cracker Barrel?


I'm complaining about people complaining about people complaining about Cracker Barrel.
 
2012-04-13 04:46:40 PM  

Rufus Lee King: MattyFridays: (welcome to fark)

it's fun that a guy kills his wife and kid, and we're discussing the restaurant.

(/welcome to fark)

Yep. FARK has some sort of strange "hive mind" which I'll never figure out.


This comes to mind.
Link (new window)
 
2012-04-13 04:46:52 PM  

Rufus Lee King: MattyFridays: (welcome to fark)

it's fun that a guy kills his wife and kid, and we're discussing the restaurant.

(/welcome to fark)

Yep. FARK has some sort of strange "hive mind" which I'll never figure out.


Something along the lines of, yeah, what this guy did is horrible, no on disagrees. But maybe we can get into fights over whether or not CB in general sucks!

You have to look for the fight/trolling potential.
 
2012-04-13 04:48:03 PM  
Gotta go buy some grits now. What kind of cheese do people use - I have never had them with cheese, just salt, pepper, and eggs. YUM!

...

Also, these stories have always made me sad and angry. Naively, I wish the people would just kill themselves and leave (at least) the kids out of it.

/Witnessed this aftermath: Link (Pops to McD's Massacre)
//Also owned the shirt he is wearing in the pic, but in blue.
 
2012-04-13 04:51:56 PM  
This article (new window) might load better.

This is such a horrible story! Did you notice that the surviving child was wounded and was also a 10-year-old girl. That child's father killed her mom and her twin in front of her. Horriffic.
 
2012-04-13 04:52:14 PM  

asquian: Rufus Lee King: MattyFridays: (welcome to fark)

it's fun that a guy kills his wife and kid, and we're discussing the restaurant.

(/welcome to fark)

Yep. FARK has some sort of strange "hive mind" which I'll never figure out.

Something along the lines of, yeah, what this guy did is horrible, no on disagrees. But maybe we can get into fights over whether or not CB in general sucks!

You have to look for the fight/trolling potential.


I assumed the topic of discussion was based on the headline, because we don't read articles.
 
2012-04-13 04:58:37 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: I drive past that Cracker Barrel every day on the work commute, so I'm getting a kick...

FARK memes aside, gunning down your wife and your 10 year old daughter on her birthday? Fark you and good riddance.


I agree, glad the dude is dead but sorry he went out on his kids, hope the one in the hospital survives
 
2012-04-13 05:03:46 PM  

LeroyBourne: hdhale: 1 peg always in under 30 seconds

Down at the Kinky Barrel?


Nope. Similar to this except made of wood with golf tees. One on every table.

Peg Board Game (new window)
 
2012-04-13 05:06:41 PM  
If my wife were on fark, which thankfully she isnt, she'd give a big old "fark u subby." Dont get over to CB that often, but she gets a plate of unholy terror that she says it's like the stuff her grandmother used to make. Dumplins, green beans, beans, onion, chow chow, vinegar, cornbread with apple butter. (Pretty sure i got that right) This combo gives Klingon gagh a run for its money for nasty.
 
2012-04-13 05:11:48 PM  

toastmonkey42: What possible relevance did their having filed bankruptcy have with this douche blowing away his family? Unnecessary facts are unnecessary.


Because the media is obsessed with helping americans assign blame when tragedies such as this occur. It can't just be a crazy guy who went "falling down" on everyone, we have to find someone else to string up...be it guns, the police, cracker barrel, health care, George Bush, etc.
 
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