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If you've never tasted Southern food, then you don't know what you're missing. But truth be told, chances are you already have enjoyed Southern food but just didn't know it.

There are different cuisine in the Southern United States is best represented by Soul food, Creole, Cajun, Tex-Mex, and Floribbean. Of course, food is heavily influenced by the cuisine of many groups who have inhabited the area throughout history, including African-American, Native American, English, Irish, French and Spanish cuisine.

You can also get the yummy southern cuisine at various restaurants. You can also check out the Cracker Barrel menu prices here.

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Mint juleps, pecan pie, country ham, chicken fried steak, grits, biscuits, especially with gravy or sorghum, sweet tea, pit barbecue, catfish, fried green tomatoes, cornbread, fried chicken, okra, peanut butter, pinto beans, "green", and black-eyed peas are other foods associated with the South.

There is a food chain that specializes in Southern food too, such as Cracker Barrel, which has been quite profitable catering to a specific niche. They have gone beyond the reach south and into the mainstream American market. Other popular national Southern chain is Stuckey and Popeye are known for their "pecan shop" and spicy fried chicken, respectively.

Meanwhile, there are also national chains that are now considered mainstream but have Southern roots, including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Krystal, Shoney's, Waffle House and Hardee.

In addition, there is a chain specializing in southern food has decided to cater solely to Southern markets, such as Po Folks' and Famous Amos and Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q.

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