Let’s review Grandy’s!
While in Oklahoma, I figured it’d be a great time to do a #SaturChains review. One national chain that we no longer have in Wichita unfortunately is Grandy’s. They are a national chain specializing in comfort food based out of Nashville, TN. Grandy’s Country Cookin’ or what most people refer to as Grandy’s, was founded in 1972 by Walter E. Johnson and Rex E. Sanders.
What was once a booming operation with over 200 locations and some located in Wichita, KS has shrunk down to 27 restaurants. The closest can be found in Edmond and Oklahoma City.
It’s a restaurant my family would frequent in my younger years. I think the last time I ate at a Grandy’s was when there was one located near Bishop Carroll high school in the 90s. When I was in Oklahoma, I just knew Grandy’s would be on my list to visit.
For my visit, I went with the chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a couple of their signature Grandy’s dinner rolls.
Some people may say it’s the nostalgia talking, but I loved every second of it. For fast-food standards, the meal was delicious. People in Wichita love their chicken fried steak and Grandy’s won’t compete with that. But what I had was a cheap, convenient and quick dish that I finished in about the same amount of time it took to be delivered to me. Sometimes people want cheap fast food and Grandy’s does the quick comfort food better than anybody else.
And those dinner rolls??? My god, the aroma alone spoke to my heart. Better yet, they tasted better than they smelled. Grandy’s easily has the best dinner rolls than any national chain. I ordered extra to take home with me.
When it comes to national chains, Grandy’s is probably one of the top three places I’d want to return to Wichita.
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