Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a one of a kind place, combining a Southern country theme restaurant with a full fledged gift store. As crazy as it sounds to say at first, the chain has picked up a very passionate fan base with consumers. The restaurant is best known for their breakfast foods, but they do also serve lunch and dinner as well.

Many patrons describe stepping into Cracker Barrel as the same as stepping into a piece of the South. The appearance and decor is designed to resemble an old-fashioned general store as eas a front porch lined with rocking chairs, artifacts, and stone fireplaces. It truly is like you are dining in the south without ever having to leave the comfort of the city you are in.

Hours and Locations

Very few Cracker Barrel restaurants deviate from the operating hours of 6:00am to 10:00pm  Sunday through Thursday and 6:00am to 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. Almost all locations operate by this schedule but  it is a good idea to still research the closest location to you before paying a visit for breakfast. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind regular operating hours may differ on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Cracker Barrel near me, that’s open today”.

Our restaurant locator will help you locate the closest store and the hours of operation. With over 600 locations across the United States, it is always easy to find a spot to eat breakfast at. This is especially true for Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cracker Barrel

No matter which location you go to, there are sure to be die hard Cracker Barrel customers that think they know everything there is to know about their favorite restaurant. Feel free to share these 5 facts with them and see if they truly know everything there is to know about their favorite eatery.

  1. The key target market for the company was folks from out of town.
  2. Every antique on the walls at each location, are real and picked out by a special team of restoration experts employed by the chain.
  3. The southern comfort restaurant makes and sells more than 200,000 rocking chairs each year.
  4. Nearly all locations are connected by an interstate.
  5. Cracker Barrel utilizes more than 1,400 billboards across 42 states for advertising purposes.

Menu Items & Specialties

Well-known for their award winning breakfast foods, Cracker Barrel offers something for everyone in the chain offers classics like Banana Nut Pancakes, Chicken and Waffles, eggs, sausage and bacon, crepes and much more. If you are looking for something maybe a little later in the day, they have you covered as well with their BLT Sandwich, Meatloaf, and Chicken Fried Chicken.

A Brief History

Cracker Barrel was originally founded in 1969 by Dan Evins, who actually wanted to use the restaurant as a way to boost the sales of his gas station. Gas sales had started to decline as the interstate was built and many stations, like his, were passed over. He decided that the restaurant was the best way was to attract hungry travelers and set to work designing the first location.

The design of the restaurant came from the traditional country stores he use to visit when he was a child. Quickly the chain caught fire as more and more patrons began to swarm to the location. Seeing the success, Evins made the decision to open more locations attached to gas stations across Tennessee. Eventually the decision was made to phase out stations altogether and focus primarily on the restaurant and gift shop.

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