It was a rainy day in Tennessee, so we had to cancel our plans to go hiking. My wife and I went to Bush's instead. The tour (with the little film) was cute and very informative - which is one of the reasons why this gets 3 stars instead of 1. The people who worked there were nice, but they were more interested in getting you in and out quickly.
We went to the gift shop and looked for something fun to take back. It was the typical gift shop "stuff" - high prices for average products. We asked if we could purchase the canned beans by the case. They said yes, but there was no case discount. That would have been okay, but the beans cost more in across the street from where they are produced than in my local supermarket! Over 10% more, and in my local supermarket, they give you a 10% case discount!
Then we moved on to the restaurant. As I stated earlier, it was raining - Even harder than before we went in. There was no covered path from the gift shop to the restaurant... even though they were attached. What a tremendous oversight! (By the way... Employees can go through the back, not getting wet at all).
We waited 1 minutes for the waitresses to "be ready" even though 6 of there 12 tables were open and set. We were started with a sample of the "bean of the day" - the best part of the meal. My wife got the chicken salad sandwich, which was basic, but tasty. I got the special of the day. If I didn't know better, I would think they imported it from the local high school cafeteria. It was chicken casserole, with canned green beans and over-salted mashed potatoes. The casserole was 4 or 5 bits of chicken with some crunchy pieces of breading, covered in what seemed to be a ton of Campbell's cream of chicken soup. They charged $8 for this!
After lunch we tried their "famous" pinto bean and pecan pie. It was delicious! It was basically a pecan pie that was very "starchy". It was only $3 and worth a shot. I'm glad we tried it.
I probably would not go back to Bush's again. Love the beans... not crazy about the place.
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