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Cracker Barrel

National country-style restaurant chain.

Headquarters:
PO Box 787
Lebanon, TN 37088
Employees: 67,000
CEO: Sandra Cochran
Stock Symbol: CBRL

Website: http://www.crackerbarrel.com

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Cracker Barrel is a national chain of country-style restaurants offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that feature home-style comfort foods and a retail store that offers a wide selection of gifts, music and packaged foods.

There are currently 624 Cracker Barrel Old Country store restaurants in 42 states. Menu items are moderately priced and include country ham, chicken n' dumplins, meatloaf, fish, roast beef, beans, turnip greens, vegetable plates, salads, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and grits. The restaurants do not serve alcoholic beverages. 

Each restaurant serves an average of 6,700 guests per week with $4.06 million in annual sales per location.

The stores are constructed in a rustic, country store design and feature a separate retail area offering a wide variety of decorative and functional items specializing in hand-blown glassware, cast iron cookware, toys, apparel and wood crafts as well as various old fashioned candies, jellies and other foods.

Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

In a typical year, Cracker Barrel serves:

13.1 million pounds of chicken tenders
121 million slices of bacon
151 million eggs
11 million orders of Chicken N’ Dumplins
37 million portions of grits
56 million pancakes

The company had revenues of $2.64 billion in fiscal 2013, a 4.6% increase, and net income of $119.1 million.

History

In the late 1960s, Dan Evins worked as a Shell Oil "jobber" in rural Tennessee. Driving from town to town, he would spend hours thinking of new ways to sell gasoline to folks traveling on the highways and interstates. All that time driving helped him understand people needed a place they could trust when they travel. So in 1969, Evins brought his latest idea to life when he and a local contractor scratched their building plans in the dirty on Highway 109 in Lebanon, TN. This dusty blueprint marked the spot of the original Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location. 

1969 - First Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location opens in Lebanon, Tenn.; features a gas station
1980 - Company goes public; named one of 12 "stocks to pick" by Money magazine
1991 - 100th location opens
1994 - 200th location opens
1997 - 300th location opens
1999 - 400th location opens
2004 - 500th location opens & 35th anniversary
2011 - 600th location opens

Benefits

Store Hourly Employees

Financial Benefits

  • Weekly Paychecks (by either direct deposit or Visa pay card)
  • Competitive Pay
  • No Tip Sharing
  • 401(k) Employee Savings Plan (25% employer match up to the first 6%)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Discounts

  • Employee meals 50% per scheduled shift
  • Restaurant and Retail Employee Discounts

Health Coverage

  • Group Health Plan (Medical, Prescription, Life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Optional Health Plans

  • Optional Dental Plan
  • Optional Life Plan
  • Optional Vision Plan
  • Optional Critical Illness Plan
  • Optional Supplemental Health Options Plan

Paid Time Off

  • Paid Vacation (with no minimum average work-week required)

Opportunities for Advancement

  • Personal Achievement Responsibility (PAR) Program
  • Internship Program

Service Award

  • Recognition on your years of service

Flexible Scheduling

Employee Assistance Program

Scholarship Program

Referral Program

Plus many other benefits

Field Management

Financial Benefits

  • Semi-monthly Paychecks (by either direct deposit or Visa pay card)
  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus Plan
  • 401(k) Employee Savings Plan (25% employer match up to the first 6%)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Discounts

  • Restaurant and Retail Employee Discounts
  • 1 complimentary meal per scheduled shift

Health Coverage

  • Group Health Plan (Medical, Prescription, Life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Optional Health Plans

  • Optional Dental Plan
  • Optional Life Plan
  • Optional Vision Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Care
  • Dependent Day Care

Paid Time Off

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid holiday (Christmas Day)

Disability

  • Short & Long Term Disability (Company Paid)

Service Awards

  • Recognition on your years of service

Employee Assistance Program

Scholarship Program

Opportunities for Advancement

Relocation Assistance

Referral Program

Plus many other benefits

Home Office Employees

Financial Benefits

  • Semi-monthly/Weekly Paychecks based on pay grade (by either direct deposit or Visa pay card)
  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus Plan
  • 401(k) Employee Savings Plan (25% employer match up to the first 6%)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Discounts

  • Restaurant and Retail Discounts

Health Coverage

  • Group Health Plan (Medical, Prescription, Life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Optional Health Plans

  • Optional Dental Plan
  • Optional Life Plan
  • Optional Vision Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Care
  • Dependent Day Care

Paid Time Off

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days (Non-Exempt employees)

Disability

  • Short & Long Term Disability (Company Paid)

Service Awards

  • Recognition on your years of service

Employee Assistance Program

Scholarship Program

Tuition Reimbursement Available

Opportunities for Advancement

Relocation Assistance (select positions)

Referral Program

Health Club Membership

Plus many other benefits

Updated November 23, 2013