Richard’s Restaurants are a small chain that was founded in the late 60s in Bluffton, Indiana. They have a few stores scattered throughout north central and north east Indiana, and have developed a very loyal following through the years.
All of Richard’s seem to have the same menu, and much of it is “comfort food”….just good, solid, down home cooking. I’ve been to Richard’s quite a few times, and it’s always been a good experience. Overwhelming? Honestly, no, but good, solid food for a reasonable price.
And, the breaded tenderloin sandwich is no different. It’s advertised as hand cut and hand breaded and it certainly seems so. As is my preference, it’s not pounded paper thin, and it’s certainly not a frozen pork fritter.
The breading is crisp and tasty, if somewhat bland. The meat itself was a bit dry for my taste, but the flavor was….well, fine. Not outstanding, but not bad, either.
The condiments were served as I ordered, and there were plenty of them. One downside is that the bun is not toasted, which is not my preference and takes away from my score.
On the plus side, the price is right…$5.95 and that includes fries, and the service was friendly and attentitive.
Overall, I’m going to give Richard’s breaded tenderloin sandwich a 3.5 out of 5 bites. It’s above average, and it’s filling and satisfying. It won’t knock your socks off, but it’s better than the frozen fritters that some restaurants pass off as breaded tenderloins.
Richard’s Restaurant is located at 2601 N Martin Luther King Blvd in Muncie. You can visit there website here.