If you eat at Cracker Barrel, you sho...

If you eat at Cracker Barrel, you should be ASHAMED

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Johnny

White Plains, KY

#1 Jun 20, 2010
How can you possible support a business that is keeping jobs away from Murray? You should be ashamed of yourself, not to mention you are paying for microwave food.
Johnny

White Plains, KY

#2 Jun 20, 2010
Sorry...I meant POSSIBLY
Route 44

Murray, KY

#3 Jun 20, 2010
Cracker Barrel's goal is not to attract other restaurants to Murray. Its goal is profits for Cracker Barrel. The company makes profits by making customers happy, which they generally do by giving customers a decent meal at a decent price. If you don't like their food, don't eat there.

However, your decision not to eat at Cracker Barrel because the company is not doing what it can to bring another restaurant to Murray is idiotic. Like any business, it has to protect its own interests.

You think Wal Mart wants to attract other retail and grocery stores? No. Do you shop at Wal Mart? Probably.

Personally, I think Cracker Barrel doesn't want to have another restaurant in its line of sight from potential customers driving into town on 641 from Benton and Mayfield. I can't say I blame them.
Johnny

White Plains, KY

#4 Jun 20, 2010
Comparing Zaxby's to CB is what is idiotic. They are NOWHERE near the same type of restaurant. That's like saying a Pockets Food Mart is like Kroger. Both sell gas and both sell certain products, but would you put them in the same category?

BTW, I NEVER shop at Walmart.
sara bellum

Murray, KY

#5 Jun 20, 2010
I love Cracker Barrel. Most of the time.
Seriously

Waterloo, IA

#7 Jun 21, 2010
Has anyone heard if there has been an actual effect on Cracker Barrel since all of this started?

My position on this is comparable to Johnny's. I understand business and competition, but I also agree that they really aren't in the same category. You didn't see Applebee's throwing a tantrum when Culver's moved in. This isn't unprecedented, and I still eat at Applebee's.
Biggie size

United States

#8 Jun 21, 2010
I have to agree with Johnny. This is like comparing apples to oranges. They are two totally different restaraunts. If you also look at where zaxbys is going to be built it will not even obstruct the view of cb. I think this whole thing is idiotic but I also understand cb point of view. With that said I will not eat there until zaxbys is built next to them. Also since cb is such a community supporter they say they are cb should go ahead and hire the 30 or so employees that would of worked at zaxbys.
Route 44

Murray, KY

#9 Jun 21, 2010
Biggie size wrote:
I have to agree with Johnny. This is like comparing apples to oranges. They are two totally different restaraunts. If you also look at where zaxbys is going to be built it will not even obstruct the view of cb. I think this whole thing is idiotic but I also understand cb point of view. With that said I will not eat there until zaxbys is built next to them. Also since cb is such a community supporter they say they are cb should go ahead and hire the 30 or so employees that would of worked at zaxbys.
I never compared the two. Johnny implied in his first post that Cracker Barrel was afraid of competition. If you look at my last paragraph, I even state what the real issue is.

And to say that CB should hire the 30 workers from Zaxby's...well, that's just plain stupid. I'm sure the current employees at CB would love to have their hours cut by hiring more people.
Yellow Discipline

Mount Juliet, TN

#10 Jun 21, 2010
I wouldn't agree with Johnny, because he doesn't shop at Wal-mart. I bet Johnny watches msnbc and refuses to say the pledge of allegiance too! I got your type figured out Johnny, I'm watchin' you boy.
Proxy

United States

#11 Jun 21, 2010
I heard only White People eat at Cracker Barrel!

Do they sell mayonaise on white bread at cracker barrel?
Proxy

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2010
Ummm Ummmm, lord knows I be lovin me some fried chicken and waamelon...day ummmm, with a 40 of dat OE? I be dare....
tennboy1

Murray, KY

#14 Jun 22, 2010
Ya'll are forgetting Cracker Barrell's main point. When Cracker Barrell bought the property they sit on, the owner of the Shopping Center (the same guy who sold them the lot) promised them a certain number of parking spaces. He is now selling the lot next to Cracker Barrell and giving those parking spaces to Zaxby's. This is not just about competition. Cracker Barrells clientele and Zaxbys are different, Zaxbys is quick serve and CB is sit down. Cracker Barrell didn't have a problem with Taco Johns, Subway, Nicks, Asian Buffett etc etc, they have a problem with a landlord trying to promise the same spaces to two different tenants.
Believe me , CB has to have this in writing or they wouldn't be fighting it that hard. And BTW- the landlord who profited from all of this is the same guy who suggested the boycott, he is playing the citizens of Murray like a fiddle. He could care less about creating jobs, this is about leasing and or selling commercial property. Thats it.
U Have a Point

Frankfort, KY

#15 Jun 22, 2010
I have never seen a person of color eating at the Cracker Barrell, why is that?

Since: Nov 09

Gillette, WY

#16 Jun 22, 2010
Its foolish to not eat somewhere because of a local company. Its great to support your local business but there is nothing wrong with eating a good meal at a good price.

I know people who wont shop at Wal-Mart because they dislike Wal-Mart because a local Grocery store went out of business. That is a horrible way to live.

If you take a look at most local businesses, they are look out for themselvesjust like a Wal-Mart would. And you will see highter prices and not as good of a value as you would find at walmart.

Am I supposed to bring less to my family because I want to support Farmer Johns Grocery store instead of shopping at walmart.

And Most local stores would rather go out then lower their prices to compete. Or make a better store to compete. Instead they insult you for not shopping at their store.

Thats not to mention how much more a known Franchise brings to a town. WalMart brings lots of jobs and great benefits. the pay is low, but lets get real, Its a low pay type of job. You dont get high rates for running a register or stocking shelfs...
Anonymous Keyboard Tapper

Farmington, KY

#17 Jun 22, 2010
Christian POV wrote:
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I know people who wont shop at Wal-Mart because they dislike Wal-Mart because a local Grocery store went out of business. That is a horrible way to live.
If you take a look at most local businesses, they are look out for themselvesjust like a Wal-Mart would. And you will see highter prices and not as good of a value as you would find at walmart....
Walmart is different. Lets say they decide they want to sell tube socks at $2 when they usually sell for $3. They go to the tube sock guy and say "Hey, we want to sell tube socks for $2, and you will have to provide them at that price or we will no longer buy them from you".
The guy who makes tube socks says "I can't sell them to you for less than $2 dollars! They cost more than that to make and I'm already cutting you the best deal I can because you are my largest customer!"
Then Walmart says "Don't worry. We are from Walmart, and we are here to help. Show us your books and manufacturing plants and we can 'help' you." So the tube sock guys shows them the books, and Walmart says "Why here is your problem, you have all of these expensive Americans on the payroll, you need to lay all of them off, and move your plant to Central America or China where we can get people to work SOOOOOO much cheaper, that you won't have any problem at all providing those tube socks for less than $2."
So the tube sock guy closes his plant, puts a bunch of Americans out of work, moves his operation overseas, and the unemployed Americans can spread their unemployment checks a little farther because they can get tube socks for $2.
So its not just because the more expensive local store closed that some people don't want to shop there. It's a little deeper than that, local stores can extort a supplier to the degree that Walmart can. Walmart has done more to send jobs overseas than probably anybody else.
But hey, I still shop there myself. I just feel a little dirty because of it.
funny

Dunmor, KY

#18 Jun 22, 2010
Of all the things that are shameful, eating at Cracker Barrel is so far down on the list that it's not relevant.
Anonymous Keyboard Tapper

Farmington, KY

#19 Jun 22, 2010
That was meant to be "local stores can NOT extort a supplier to the degree that Walmart can".
OMG

United States

#20 Jun 22, 2010
I can't believe I am gonna burn in the fire of hell because I choose not to eat at cracker barrel or shop at walmart. Oh and to your comment about what a franchise brings to town JOBS!! Which is exactly what Murray is losing because cb doesnt want to lose parking spots it never used until two months ago. Oh and tennboy cry me a river a landlord trying make money shame on him. He as well as the entire town of Murray knew they did not use those parking spots which he owns. Cb will lose this battle but Murray will be the real loser when zaxbys decides to go elsewhere.
harvey

United States

#21 Jun 22, 2010
I am white and cb, treated me worse than the blacks I seen in there, this was 3 years ago, I have not been back.

Since: Nov 09

Gillette, WY

#22 Jun 22, 2010
Anonymous Keyboard Tapper wrote:
<quoted text>Walmart is different. Lets say they decide they want to sell tube socks at $2 when they usually sell for $3. They go to the tube sock guy and say "Hey, we want to sell tube socks for $2, and you will have to provide them at that price or we will no longer buy them from you".
The guy who makes tube socks says "I can't sell them to you for less than $2 dollars! They cost more than that to make and I'm already cutting you the best deal I can because you are my largest customer!"
Then Walmart says "Don't worry. We are from Walmart, and we are here to help. Show us your books and manufacturing plants and we can 'help' you." So the tube sock guys shows them the books, and Walmart says "Why here is your problem, you have all of these expensive Americans on the payroll, you need to lay all of them off, and move your plant to Central America or China where we can get people to work SOOOOOO much cheaper, that you won't have any problem at all providing those tube socks for less than $2."
So the tube sock guy closes his plant, puts a bunch of Americans out of work, moves his operation overseas, and the unemployed Americans can spread their unemployment checks a little farther because they can get tube socks for $2.
So its not just because the more expensive local store closed that some people don't want to shop there. It's a little deeper than that, local stores can extort a supplier to the degree that Walmart can. Walmart has done more to send jobs overseas than probably anybody else.
But hey, I still shop there myself. I just feel a little dirty because of it.
Wow... Were to begin.. Your Theory is full wrong information. Not your fault, I am sure someone has put this in your head.

The truth is. Wal-Mart sells so much more than other stores, so they can make more money by selling for less.

Secondly, Wal-Mart cant determine how much a "Tubesock Company" Charges for their socks. They can only determine how much they (walmart) sells them for. No company would ever sell their socks for less than they make them for.

And if Wal-Mart wasnt offering enough they would simply sell them to someother place, Dollar stores, Malls, Department Stores, Kmart..etc..

And you cant blame wal-mart for companies moving to other countries. Walmart has no control over that.

Wal Mart actually makes more money for said "Tube Sock company than anyone else. For instance..

Say TubeSock Company sells their socks for 3 dollars a pair to Everyother store.. And they sell them for 2 dollars at walmart.

WalMart sells for 3 dollars and other store sells them for 4 dollars.

Most people will buy from walmart. Not the other store..

Walmart sells say, 300,000 pair other Company sell 125,000

Walmart made the 'TubeSock" Company 600,000 dollars
The other store made the company 375,ooo dollars.

If you charge less and sell way more, you earn more money, the company you buy from makes more money.

So, you see, you are misinformed..

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