More than 50 years ago, a Tennessee man named Dan Evins saw an unmet need. The Interstate was expanding—connecting people to new places—but people on the move couldn’t count on a consistent, quality place to stop along the way. To stretch their legs, refuel, and find a good meal at a fair price. Evins had a vision to build an old country store to meet their needs—a place that preserved the ingredients of country life to share with travelers on the road and families from nearby. Today, Cracker Barrel operates over 595 company-owned locations in 42 states.
Pleasing People and making guests feel the way they do each time they dine and shop with us requires care and precision. Every detail, no matter how small, is important to making a big and lasting impression. Details like the precise length we trim the wicks of our lamps so they’ll glow just right. The way the peg games on every table are made by the same Tennessee company in just the same way, store by store. The way our 100% pure natural syrup is served warm in an individual glass bottle for every guest. Or the fact that you’ll always find warmth around our fireplace at the first chill of fall. It’s about every little thing. Our emphasis on operational excellence – doing things right, and doing them consistently – coupled with our methodical focus on hiring, training and retaining dedicated people has enabled us to continually expand while maintaining the quality and experience that guests expect.
It starts with quality food served with care. Offering warm welcomes and friendly service. It takes a dedication to pleasing people and treating our guests and staff like family. Maybe that’s why, for over 45 years, millions of folks have trusted Cracker Barrel as a home-away-from-home where they can get a warm, comforting meal. It’s a trust we take seriously and couldn’t be more grateful for.