I've never set foot in a Cracker Barrell. Can't get past the 'decor' of the outside to even make it inside.
So I guess I am not a huge chain gal myself. We go to Ruby Tuesday's occasionally for the salad bar (but they've changed it here and now its not nearly as good as it used to be). And for those who love Outback---according to 'Eat This, Not That', its one of the worst places to eat calorie/fat/sodium wise. That place will kill you, as will most of the places we eat.
I'm super into Japanese now and there is an Ichiban, but wasn't impressed, so we go to the smaller, non chain joints. We are going to one tomorrow a few miles from our house called Pacific. Ma and Pa place, nothing fancy. Never been, so hope its decent.
Oh EDIT: Montana---try the Sugar Free Vanilla iced coffee at McDonalds sometime! I get it black and its actually quite good!