Though the phone often begins ringing with requests at sunrise, she does not pick it up until 7 a.m. on the dot. The caller is then offered a reservation exactly one year later. Requests for earlier or later are denied, as are attempts to play the VIP card to skirt the procedure entirely.
Ok. Imagine this. You have been waiting one year for your reservations at Talula's. You're on the way to the restaurant and you have a flat tire. They have only one seating remember. Will they keep a plate for you warming in the oven? What if you are pregnant and your water breaks? Have the baby or wait an hour until after dinner? If you wait one more year for reservations you will have to find a sitter also. Good luck with that.
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*For anyone that doesn't have a Cracker Barrel near them, this is a joke. They just have a really long line for breakfast. It's a place that is famous for serving comfort food and making you walk past a whole bunch of crap in their "Country Store" that you just have to buy, before you even get to your table.