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Tonight we went to eat at Cracker Barrel located at 615 Ring Rd. Harrison, OH 45030. When we arrived they were not too busy so we were able to be seated immediately. The lady working the greeting desk was very attentive and friendly That is good when you have four kids with you. They gave all four kids coloring mats and kids’ menus. They also asked if we would like a booster seat for our two-year-old. We said yes. Their booster seats actually attach to their chairs and have buckles to keep them in, unlike all other restaurants I have been to. This was nice as my son likes to try to move around a lot.
Once we were seated the server made us aware of the special of the day which was a Turkey Dinner. She also took our drink orders and asked if we were ready to order or needed more time. We needed a little more time and the waitress gave us the perfect amount of time where we didn’t have to wait long before placing our order.
The waitress, who was named Tori, was very patient as the kids changed their minds or had trouble making their minds up of what to eat. She was very friendly and understanding. She made sure to let us know what came with what types of meals and what our options were. Once we placed our order we played the little game that is at every table. I like that they provide entertainment for everyone.
We waited about 15 minutes for our food to arrive at the table after placing our order. I ordered the chicken and dumplings with a salad and macaroni and cheese. My husband ordered the chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and hash brown casserole. Two of my kids ordered the grilled chicken tenders with macaroni and cheese, one ordered a hamburger (which they asked how we wanted the hamburger cooked never been anywhere that does that) with home style fries, and my last ordered grilled cheese with macaroni and cheese. All of the food was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. It was beyond our expectations. Our server made sure we had everything we needed.
My husband and I had sweet tea to drink and when we would need more she would bring a pitcher to fill our cups up. We never had to ask for more. As we emptied our plates the waitress made sure to get them off the table so that we wouldn’t have empty plates covering the table. We were so full from the amazing dinner that we sadly had no room for dessert. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate our experience a 5 and I would definitely recommend this business to a friend and to everyone. The atmosphere is great, the people are friendly and the food is simply amazing. They are family friendly and very accommodating. I and the kids also love that there is a store attached to the restaurant and loved looking around. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant.
I reviewed the Ulta Beauty Store in Fairview Heights, IL. The store was welcoming and inviting. There was some litter in the parking lot, but it wasn't a whole lot. Inside the store there just seemed to be a lot to take in all at once, the layout was organized, but it just seemed cluttered and very close together. I didn't really notice any special offers except the clearance shelf, which was the first thing I saw walking into the store. It was all just thrown together in small buckets, not very organized, so I chose to skip that aisle. Also, I did purchase a shampoo and conditioner. The sign said that they were buy 1 get 1 half off, but it had additional labels stating that select shampoos and conditioners were on clearance as well. However, upon checking out, I found out they were not on clearance. Only buy 1 get 1.
There was just so much to take in, its almost overwhelming. There were a few bare shelves, but not really any gaps. The staff at the store were all very helpful, attentive, cheery, and willing to help. One woman on the staff approached me to show me a brand new line of mascara that benefit had came out with. She was very knowledgeable about the product and her sales pitch was good. I did end up buying the mascara, and I wouldn't have if she had not approached me with it. There was a lot of people visiting this store. The lines never really consisted of more than 5 people at a time, and there was plenty of staff to assist with checking out. I only stood in line for May be 2 to 3 minutes. The cashier was very friendly, she offered and signed me up for their rewards program. I had more in my basket than I intended on purchasing, she helped me decide what I would buy, and took the items I chose not to buy without any issues or complaints.
All the staff members welcomed customers with a genuine smile and a greeting, and held conversation throughout the whole check out experience. I absolutely love the ULTA beauty stores. They have everything you can imagine to make a woman feel beautiful and complete. I do feel as though items there seem to be pretty pricy, but they also have good quality products. So I suppose its worth whatever money you would spend there. I would rate my overall experience at ULTA a 4. I would have given it a 5, but I just feel like the building was much to small for all of the products and services they carry. I think that if things were a little more spread out, that it wouldn't feel so overwhelming. I was impressed by the amount of employees on 1 shift. There was a staff member at a minimum, in every other aisle to assist you if you needed help. This is the first mystery shop/ review I have ever done. I had so much fun doing it, and I am enjoying the products I purchased. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity, and I would love to do more mystery shops in the future.
I only went to the Cheesecake factory only once before and it was a pretty good experience. In fact in was over 10 years when I first went. Now that I am going again and this time I am taking my wife and my newborn. I went to the closest one to my house. The restaurant is located in Bella Terra of Huntington Beach near several shopping centers and near a Barnes and Noble. Outside it seemed already big, but when I went inside, it was much bigger and very spacious. The interior was really nice and plenty of room for incoming traffic. The hostess did not greet us when until we came in and asked to be seated. It was really packed even for a weekday/weekend. It was Friday night so I kind of Understand. Even though it was packed, it was a total of 15 minute wait for us.
While we were waiting we took a glance at the menu and saw picture of foods on the hanging TVs. While we were looking over the menu, I guess it was easier to look at picture of the food on the TV. The atmosphere was great. It was really dim lighting, something like to 1980’s style. The style was kind of like a bar almost except it was restaurant. To the right of us was the huge bakery with neon signage behind it. Seemingly hundreds of appetizing cheesecakes lined the cooler. To be honest this place was not as fancy as I thought it was. The layout seemed really crowded and there was absolutely no space for walking. The hostess then took us to the table, but she told us to leave the stroller behind and just carried the baby seat. I was right on, it was too crowded, but still we followed “orders.” The waitress that had seated us was named Hailey, my wife orders a diet coke and I got myself a glass of water. The menu was really tremendous but luckily I saw the pictures of the food prior to seeing the menu. My wife got the “Seared Tuna Tataki Salad” and I got myself Hibachi Steak. There was complimentary bread which was great appetizers and when I asked Hailey for more, she seemed annoyed and came back and dropped it hard on the table. I was not impressed by that attitude.
The Seared Tuna was smaller than it was portrayed in the pictures and the hibachi steak came out less portioned also. There was a total of 6 pieces on each plate. We were a little disappointed. However, the Tuna was good, and it just melts in my mouth. The steak was average. It perfectly cooked, but the thing that was not pleasant was the fact that my meal contained a piece of aluminum. I was surprised because that came from a cleaning utensil. I immediately lost my appetite. I called the waitress Hailey and showed them a piece of metal that was in my meal, she told me she was going to inform her manager. About 10 minutes later, a really nice lady who happens to be the manager herself, Holly, came out and apologized to us. She took back the food away and going to get us a brand new plate of the same order. We waited about 20 minutes for the new food to arrive. I was already full and had lost my appetite, so I decided to get it to-go. We decided to get dessert, and we shared a tiramisu cheesecake. It was really delicious but we couldn’t finish it. We decided to get the check, and surprisingly that my Hibachi Steak was free. So we ended up paying only for the Tuna Salad and Tiramisu cheesecake. We were kind of content and left with a happy face.