Thursday, October 22, 2015

J. Christopher’s (Macon, GA)

220 Starcadia Circle, Macon, GA 31210

J. Christopher’s is a regional chain of breakfast and lunch restaurants with some 20 locations, almost all in Georgia, particularly in and around Atlanta. They have the usual staple of eggs, pancakes (and waffles), salads, and sandwiches, but with a larger selection of “healthy options” than similar chains – I guess they would see themselves as an upscale eversion of IHOP or Waffle House.

I am starving so I take something savory and something sweet. The BELT Sandwich (ca. $7) is a BLT with a fried egg. Despite the fact that the bacon is crispy and plenty, the lettuce and tomato dominate the sandwich. They come with house potatoes, which are small chunks of prefab steak fries (virtually tasteless). I choose a special, the Banana Pecan Maple French Toast (ca. $9), which is essentially three pieces of fairly dry banana bread with some pecans and some maple syrup.

VERDICT: 72/100
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but J. Christopher’s is really not better than IHOP or Waffle House, though smaller portions at slightly higher prices.

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