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2018-02-13 07:19:48 PM  
How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?
 
2018-02-13 07:43:57 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?


This is a pretty farking simple question to answer. It is a virus, not a bacteria and it can spread via surfaces and casual contact, does not require a large number of particles to infect many victims and lots of people are touching their mouths at a restaurant. Restaurants and cruise ships have a long way to go before they become magical places where everything that anyone touches is magically sanitized. I am not certain, but I think that most alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not even that good when it comes to bugs like norovirus.
 
2018-02-13 08:14:06 PM  
Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.
 
2018-02-13 08:14:28 PM  
I'd risk it for the hash brown casserole.
 
2018-02-13 08:22:48 PM  

stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.


Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.
 
2018-02-13 08:26:30 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.


Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...
 
2018-02-13 08:30:32 PM  

stovepipe: Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.

Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...


Yep. And also several times they refused to serve blacks.
 
2018-02-13 09:02:36 PM  
They closed ours in MN. I liked their masher 'taters.

I have had norovirus and I suspect it came from an Asian place that used to be pretty swanky but over a couple of years had gone down hill and closed about two months after we got sick. There have not been many times in my life when I thought dying would be a relief but this norovirus is hell. It came out of nowhere. Stuff flying out of both ends at the same time. After three days of it, I was ready to check out.
 
2018-02-13 09:24:38 PM  

LionHound: Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?

This is a pretty farking simple question to answer. It is a virus, not a bacteria

Uhh, then pray tell what the fark e.coli is

 
2018-02-13 09:36:30 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: LionHound: Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?

This is a pretty farking simple question to answer. It is a virus, not a bacteria

Uhh, then pray tell what the fark e.coli is


A bacterial infection.
 
2018-02-13 10:12:26 PM  

lindalouwho: Donald Trump's Vagina: LionHound: Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?

This is a pretty farking simple question to answer. It is a virus, not a bacteria

Uhh, then pray tell what the fark e.coli is

A bacterial infection.


Yes and bactria like E. Coli are much more associated to food-bourne illneess because they can be traced easily to food contamination and are much more likely to be present on foods because they can multiply in all sorts of environments including food storage. Norovirus is probably much more likely to spread via contact with large to very very tiny amounts of certian bodily fluids. One hurl, one person who really was not sure if they were a little sick or not, one shart, one doorknob, one inadequate hand-washing by anybody touching things that everyone touches.
 
2018-02-13 10:34:38 PM  
Yes and bactria bacteria like e. coli are much more...

Oops. Also, don't farking eat at Cracker Barrel, because unlike exposure to viruses, exposure to Cracker Barrel is entirely avoidable.
 
2018-02-13 11:16:45 PM  
And every Cracker Barrel looks like Fred Sanford's house. Junk junk and more junk just nailed to the walls.
 
2018-02-13 11:22:28 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.


Sounds familiar. But which bill are you referring to? Or was it an executive order?
 
2018-02-13 11:22:55 PM  
I always imagine there's something on the menu better than what I ordered. And there always is.
 
2018-02-13 11:25:17 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with.


Well, it's not like they weren't perfectly clear and up front about that part. I mean, it is Cracker Barrel.
 
2018-02-13 11:26:14 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.

Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...

Yep. And also several times they refused to serve blacks.


What about the Irish?
 
2018-02-13 11:26:31 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: And every Cracker Barrel looks like Fred Sanford's house. Junk junk and more junk just nailed to the walls.


oh now stop, butch. I ate at a CB once. they decorate with a variety of old signs and aged Americana. it complements their menu. it's not junk, most of that stuff would sell for decent money on ebay.
 
2018-02-13 11:26:49 PM  
But is the giftshop okay? I'd hate to see 1/3 of the square footage be unusable.
 
2018-02-13 11:27:36 PM  

stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.


Wow.  You must have your tastebuds shot off in the war.  Because I grew up eating the kind of food they serve.  And they serve unmitigated shiat.  My grandmother's response to any edible foodstuff was fry it until the food was the same color as the cast iron, or boil it until the water achieved sentience - and Cracker Barrel has managed to unfailingly under-perform.  I could eat a bag of hominy and shiat out better grits.
 
2018-02-13 11:28:56 PM  

sinko swimo: Donald Trump's Vagina: And every Cracker Barrel looks like Fred Sanford's house. Junk junk and more junk just nailed to the walls.

oh now stop, butch. I ate at a CB once. they decorate with a variety of old signs and aged Americana. it complements their menu. it's not junk, most of that stuff would sell for decent money on ebay.


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2018-02-13 11:30:26 PM  
From the parking lot it does look like a barrel of crackah ass crackahs.
 
2018-02-13 11:34:31 PM  

djkutch: I'd risk it for the hash brown casserole.


Frozen hash browns
I cup sour cream
I cup shredded cheddar cheese
Garlic powder (to taste)
Black pepper
Salt

Cook the hash browns normally, when they're done, drain any excess oil. Add all the other ingredients, mix over low heat.

Blam.

/I like to add mushrooms and crushed red pepper.
 
2018-02-13 11:36:28 PM  
phalamir

Now we know what a red neck food snob would say.

You do realize that most people's meemaws didn't cook for them country style right? And that a good imitation having never had it is still pretty good?

I've had mountain cooking, and Cracker Basket isn't that. But it is carbs and fat and urbans like that.

So please, understand a little about people who aren't you. They exist.
 
2018-02-13 11:37:12 PM  
20 people sick with a nation-wide chain is a small number.

A bigger question is what at the restaurant may be causing the epidemic of diabetes among its  customers.
 
2018-02-13 11:39:06 PM  
Someone stuck their taint in the mashed potatoes. It was that kind of party.
 
2018-02-13 11:41:59 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?


You have no idea how the norovirus entered the restaurant. It could have been brought in by one of the guests.
 
2018-02-13 11:44:48 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.

Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...

Yep. And also several times they refused to serve blacks.


Someone should tell this to the Cracker Barrels that I have visited in BFE Texas that are mostly staffed by Latinos and Blacks whose clientele is a large portion Latino and Black, and the location that I frequent that has an openly flamboyant and gay host.
 
2018-02-13 11:45:43 PM  
Just for that, I'm going to rename myself Stool Sample and do restaurant reviews.
 
2018-02-13 11:48:26 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.

Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...

Yep. And also several times they refused to serve blacks.


It's called Cracker Barrel ferchissakes.  If they let blacks in someone would sue them for false advertising.
 
2018-02-13 11:48:52 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Donald Trump's Vagina: Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with.

Well, it's not like they weren't perfectly clear and up front about that part. I mean, it is Cracker Barrel.


Bah.  Tiny fist, etc.
 
2018-02-13 11:51:22 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.


Sorry, the hash browns and biscuits are too good.
 
2018-02-13 11:53:53 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Donald Trump's Vagina: stovepipe: Ok I'll bite, what are the other reasons to avoid Cracker Barrel?  I mean I don't eat at restaurants often, but in my experience their food is pretty damn good.

Their disdain toward the LGBT community and those of the non-white persuasion to start with. In fact until recently their written policy was to hire only heterosexuals and those the management deemed to be 'normal'.

That was until Obama signed off on a bill that extended the Civil Rights Acts to the LGBTQ.

They still do it no doubt. They just can't use their sexual orientation as an official excuse any longer to deny employment or advancement opportunities.

Fair enough, I did not know that.  But that okra though...

Yep. And also several times they refused to serve blacks.


Wait. Then who buys the okra?
 
2018-02-13 11:56:59 PM  

recondite cetacean: phalamir

Now we know what a red neck food snob would say.

You do realize that most people's meemaws didn't cook for them country style right? And that a good imitation having never had it is still pretty good?

I've had mountain cooking, and Cracker Basket isn't that. But it is carbs and fat and urbans like that.

So please, understand a little about people who aren't you. They exist.


Can we all agree that Shoney's is the worst? Good.
 
2018-02-13 11:57:17 PM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: LionHound: Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?

This is a pretty farking simple question to answer. It is a virus, not a bacteria

Uhh, then pray tell what the fark e.coli is


What you can't spell "Chipotle" without
 
2018-02-13 11:58:47 PM  

recondite cetacean: phalamir

Now we know what a red neck food snob would say.

You do realize that most people's meemaws didn't cook for them country style right? And that a good imitation having never had it is still pretty good?

I've had mountain cooking, and Cracker Basket isn't that. But it is carbs and fat and urbans like that.

So please, understand a little about people who aren't you. They exist.


But it's a shiat imitation.  And its not good on an objective scale.  You don't hear natives of Oaxaca talking about how Taco Bell is the shiat just because it has something that resembles horrid refried beans if you squint really hard - they just straight up say its shiat.  Because it is.  Cracker Barrel is to "country food" what Thomas Kinkade is to hotel room art.  "It could be worse - if you added DranO and ground glass" is not a reason to sing some place's praises; the place needs to actually have decent food.
 
2018-02-13 11:59:37 PM  
Shoney's is not good. There are facts and there are opinions.
 
2018-02-13 11:59:39 PM  

LionHound: but I think that most alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not even that good when it comes to bugs like norovirus.


It more like an open bar party for those buggers. Free booze!

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2018-02-14 12:00:54 AM  

gameshowhost: recondite cetacean: phalamir

Now we know what a red neck food snob would say.

You do realize that most people's meemaws didn't cook for them country style right? And that a good imitation having never had it is still pretty good?

I've had mountain cooking, and Cracker Basket isn't that. But it is carbs and fat and urbans like that.

So please, understand a little about people who aren't you. They exist.

Can we all agree that Shoney's is the worst? Good.


Nope.  Go eat at a Stuckey's.  They don't even have to get health inspections because their menu doesn't legally qualify as food.
 
2018-02-14 12:02:04 AM  

LionHound: Oops. Also, don't farking eat at Cracker Barrel, because unlike exposure to viruses, exposure to Cracker Barrel is entirely avoidable.


So, how long have you been waiting tables at Golden Corral?
 
2018-02-14 12:02:06 AM  
It hasn't been the same since they fired Brad's wife on her birthday
 
2018-02-14 12:02:44 AM  

phalamir: gameshowhost: recondite cetacean: phalamir

Now we know what a red neck food snob would say.

You do realize that most people's meemaws didn't cook for them country style right? And that a good imitation having never had it is still pretty good?

I've had mountain cooking, and Cracker Basket isn't that. But it is carbs and fat and urbans like that.

So please, understand a little about people who aren't you. They exist.

Can we all agree that Shoney's is the worst? Good.

Nope.  Go eat at a Stuckey's.  They don't even have to get health inspections because their menu doesn't legally qualify as food.


Considering the epic runs and stomach pains Shoney's gave me.... mmmm no thanks.
 
2018-02-14 12:06:39 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: How can 20 people get sick, and somehow the restaurant is not at fault?


One infected person hit the bathroom hard, didn't wash hands.  The other 20 didn't either.  It doesn't have to pass through the kitchen.
 
2018-02-14 12:07:41 AM  
Everyone knows Cracker Barrel can't hold a candle to Honkey Hut.
 
2018-02-14 12:07:51 AM  

recondite cetacean: Shoney's is not good. There are facts and there are opinions.


It's why Rick used a Shoney's to trap the bug interrogating him.
 
2018-02-14 12:20:07 AM  
Did a Rick and Morty fan shiat their pants in here or something? My eyes thought something happened but I'm not sure if it was just an aneurysm.
 
2018-02-14 12:27:48 AM  

Norad: LionHound: Oops. Also, don't farking eat at Cracker Barrel, because unlike exposure to viruses, exposure to Cracker Barrel is entirely avoidable.

So, how long have you been waiting tables at Golden Corral?


Me? I wouldn't step foot into most chain eateries save for a few, and I visited the last farking Golden Corral that I will ever set foot in, as long as my heart beats, back in 2008, in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
 
2018-02-14 12:38:35 AM  
Cracker Barrel where good food meets good service
 
2018-02-14 12:48:59 AM  
They threw away all menus, along with peg and checkers games.

It's a good start
 
2018-02-14 12:49:12 AM  
Crapper Barrel
 
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