Cracker Barrel® to Serve 1.4 Million Meals This Thanksgiving Season

11/18/2015

Holiday Marks Cracker Barrel’s Busiest Day of the Year for Pleasing People®

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® announces they expect to serve more than 1.4 million Turkey n’ Dressing meals during the nine-day Thanksgiving holiday period. Thanksgiving is Cracker Barrel’s busiest day of the year, and this year more than 70,000 Cracker Barrel employees will share their expertise in Thanksgiving with Americans looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family. To help guests enjoy a hassle-free holiday, Cracker Barrel is open all day, serving a special Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal to dine-in guests at any one of its 635 locations. Also available is a Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go that serves up to six people.

“More and more people are looking for time-saving, hassle-free ways to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen,” said Bill Kintzler, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store executive chef. “When families don’t have to worry about shopping for ingredients, cooking a long list of items, and then cleaning up afterward, they are able to relax and enjoy more of what makes the holiday so special – our loved ones.”

During the Thanksgiving season, Cracker Barrel estimates it will serve:

  • 140,162 turkey breasts, which if eaten one a day would last a person for 384 years
  • 1.6 million pounds of dressing that together weighs nearly 4.5 times more than the Mayflower, the ship that brought the pilgrims to America in 1620
  • 142,600 pounds of cranberry relish
  • 1.2 million pieces of pie
  • 1.4 million total meals

Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal
Those choosing to join in giving thanks at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations can enjoy the Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal complete with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, a choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, made-from-scratch biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. It is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $11.99 for adults and $6.99 for children.

Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go
Cracker Barrel’s Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meals To-Go serves up to six people and features a turkey n’ dressing dinner complete with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, a choice of three quart-sized country sides, cranberry relish, and a choice of biscuits, corn muffins, or a loaf of sourdough bread. It is available from Nov. 21 through Nov. 29 for $64.99, and guests only need to call at least 24 hours ahead and Cracker Barrel will have everything hot, packed and ready when they arrive.

Cracker Barrel is encouraging everyone to save room for dessert by offering freshly baked whole pies through Dec. 24 for $8.99. Choices include: Pumpkin (available Nov. 23-26 only), Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Apple Pecan Streusel and All-American Apple.

Visit www.crackerbarrel.com/Thanksgiving to find the Cracker Barrel store nearest you and leave the cooking to the Thanksgiving experts.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 635 company-owned locations in 42 states. Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2015 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® the winner in two Family-Dining Restaurants categories – Menu Variety and Atmosphere. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.

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