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Cracker Barrel Is Adding Alcohol To Its Menus Nationwide

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Cracker Barrel is known as a country family restaurant chain, with old school American dishes gracing the menu. As a pretty conservative establishment, it hasn’t had alcohol on the menu in its 51 years in service.

Starting this year, however, the chain has decided to give booze a shot, and is adding beer, wine, and mimosas to roughly 600 of its restaurants nationwide.

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Cracker Barrel has been testing the alcoholic options at 100 locations recently, following feedback from its customers that they would love to have adult drinks on the menu. So far, the program has had convincing results, influencing Cracker Barrel to expand the program to most of its 660 locations.

These options include to-go mimosa kits, according to CNN, as well as a selection of beer and wine. Mimosas have also been popular with breakfast and lunch guests, so they’ll be available in the restaurant as well.

Cracker Barrel plans to have alcohol available in 600 locations by July 2021, and also looks to expand their current options to include other boozy choices. We’ll have to see what that exactly includes as time goes.

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This Couple Has Visited Nearly Every Single Cracker Barrel In The Country

Talk about some serious dedication.

Ray and Wilma Yoder, an 80-year-old couple out of Goshen, Indiana, have made it their life’s mission to visit every single one of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s 645 locations in the United States. They are now just one location away from completing this daunting task, with the final location remaining being in Tualatin, Oregon.

Ray Yoder’s Cracker Barrel habit began in the 1960s, where he would regularly stop at the their restaurants while working as an RV driver traveling across the country. Wilma often accompanied him on these trips, and eventually the two decided that because they had been to so many already, they would try to visit every single Cracker Barrel in the nation.

As a result, the Yoders have become Cracker Barrel celebrities, being treated like VIPs whenever they stop at restaurants for their meatloaf and blueberry pancakes. They’re also often invited to ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new locations, and plan to continue to visit new ones as they open after they cross the final location off their list.

No word if they’ve seen Brad’s wife at any Cracker Barrel recently, however.

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The Internet Is Trolling Cracker Barrel For Firing ‘Brad’s Wife’

The internet is up to its cheeky business once again.

Over the weekend, the hashtag #justiceforbradswife and other similar phrases took over the Internet, all seemingly directed at restaurant chain Cracker Barrel. Tons of hilarious tweets have been posted trolling Cracker Barrel and going after them for firing “Brad’s wife.”

Turns out that this all started back on February 27th when Milltown, Indiana resident Bradley Reid Byrd took to social media to complain about his wife Nanette getting fired from Cracker Barrel after eleven years of service… on his birthday.

Since then, Brad has been sending Cracker Barrel an email every single day with the same six words:

“Why did you fire my wife?”

Naturally, the internet has taken it upon itself to serve as the megaphone for Brad’s request and get some answers out of Cracker Barrel. So far, their anger and demands have fallen on deaf ears, it seems, as Cracker Barrel has chosen to answer to nobody regarding this controversial firing.

As of right now, Cracker Barrel has yet to respond to requests for a comment from Foodbeast. While we have yet to know the conclusion of this story, at least we can take comfort in knowing Brad’s wife has a job offer from another restaurant chain.


Top 11 Thanksgiving Restaurant Dinner Deals

Rejoice! Thanksgiving (the greatest eating holiday of the year) is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get your dinner plans in order. There may be a good chance you are a part of the population that prefers eating rather than preparing, and that’s okay. It’s understandable that not everyone feels like channeling their inner Martha and whipping up a five course meal. Don’t really want to make the trip over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house? Hey, that’s cool too, because we’ve got you covered. Make your life easy and stop by one of the following restaurants for your Turkey Day hookup.

(Make sure to check company website for full details)

1. Boston Market — Open for dining in or take-out, full Thanksgiving meal includes a piece of pie.


2. Cracker Barrel —  Open at 11am, serving a special Thanksgiving menu, starting at at $8.99 for adults and $4.69 for kids.


3. Denny’s — Open all day every day of the year, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Serving a special holiday meal, as well as their regular offerings.


4. Golden Corral — Offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet for $12.99. Check for participating restaurants.


5. Legal Seafoods — Serving a traditional turkey, or seafood dinner. $21.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.


6. Maggiano’s — Serving a three course Thanksgiving meal. $36.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids.


7. McCormick & Schmick’s — Turkey dinner menu, $22.95 per person.


8. Popeye’s — Offering it’s annual ‘Cajun Turkey’ (9-11lbs) for $39.95 at participating restaurants.


9. Ruth’s Chris –Serving a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving meal. $35.95/$36.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids.


10. Sizzler — Serving a full Thanksgiving dinner at participating locations.


11. TGI Friday’s — Open on Thanksgiving afternoon hosting football watching parties featuring game-day menus and half-priced appetizers at the bar.


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Chain Restaurants’ Property Values Worth more than Company

According to a recent Bloomberg report many publicly-traded restaurant chains such as Ruby Tuesday’s and Cracker Barrel are now worth less than the property they own. Ruby Tuesday’s for instance owns $1 billion in real estate, but only has a market cap of $468 million.

Is this another sign of tough times? Well the answer is two-fold.

The first reason for this “strange phenomenon” according to the report is attributed a “gradual rebound in commercial real estate values,” that means that the economy is picking up which is good. However, the second, and most telling factor shows a “lingering weakness in the restaurant industry” all across the board. This is due to changes, mainly a decrease, in consumer income. Many people just can’t afford to eat out as much as they used to and that’s a bad sign.



Cracker Barrel Tattoo

If you’ve never ventured out of the hole you live in and visited a Cracker Barrel, then you are missing out on life. Cracker Barrel does breakfast like every other main stream restaurant wishes they could. Sure Cracker Barrel, I’d love 16 pieces of bacon with my meal. With a awesome old farmhouse feel and great food it’s no wonder this guy got it tattooed on him. This would definitely be something I would get if I was anywhere near a Barrel, as they call it on the streets.