On Friday, Jan. 12, I was eating dinner at Cracker Barrel restaurant. I was in the middle dining room and noticed as far as I could see there wasn't an empty table in the place. When I left to pay my bill, people were waiting for tables to open up. As I went to the full parking lot, I thought, this restaurant is nearly at the end of a two-lane dead-end street, approximately one-half mile from a busy highway. It is also not convenient to any part of the city of Decatur, nor is there any "big box store" to provide overflow traffic.
I also thought about Bennigan's and Ruby Tuesday, both now closed, that were located on four-lane busy highways near a "big box store." So much for the "high traffic volume" theory. Oh, and by the way, the temperature at the time was 4 degrees above zero.
Fred LaBree, Forsyth