Cracker Barrel
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About the company

  • CEO
    Sandy Cochran
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1B to $5B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    305 Hartmann Drive Leban...
  • Link
    Cracker Barrel website

In 1969, Dan Evins opened an old country store that greeted drivers along the expanding Tennessee Interstate with homestyle cooking and hospitality. Created from scratch with hard work, a mission of Pleasing People, strong values, and genuine Southern hospitality, Cracker Barrel was formed.

Today, Cracker Barrel is a vibrant business grounded in a clear mission. Our brand is a home-away-from-home where everyone is welcome. Eggs sizzle, biscuits bake, and the scent of hickory smoke rises. We balance preserving the things that make us unique with the changes that propel us forward.

Our commitment to quality is at the core of who we are. We’re advancing our stores technologically while ensuring they remain a warm sanctuary from life’s routines. We’re giving back to the communities we work in and enriching the neighborhoods we call home. And we’re attracting employees of all backgrounds—setting a place at our table for anyone to thrive with us.

Pleasing People isn’t just about our guests, but taking care of our team who keeps us going. Our people are our greatest asset, so we provide robust rewards and great careers with endless opportunities to develop and grow.

Our emphasis on operational excellence — doing things consistently well — and hiring and training dedicated people has allowed us to continually expand while maintaining the quality and experience we’re known for.

What makes us truly special is the sense of front-porch human connection that we provide. It goes back to our roots along the Tennessee Interstate. This sense of connection is at the heart of our mission of Pleasing People. We take great satisfaction in caring for our team, our communities, and everyone who walks through our doors.

From the consistent experiences we provide our guests to our excellent career opportunities to giving back every day, each choice Cracker Barrel makes is to allow everyone to slow down and feel at home..

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Prep Cook in Sterling, VA
on April 17, 2022

If the management would of cracked down on lazy selfish employees instead of putting more work on the ones who actually did their work it would of been a much more enjoyable workplace. The only real upside is that other then the few lazy coworkers you might have most coworkers you'll have will be amazing and genuinely helpful people.

Dishwasher in Dalton, GA
on December 7, 2022

What is the best part of working at the company? Well to me nothing was my favorite thing about working here What is the most stressful part about working at the company? I’ve got to be put somewhere to learn new things What is the work environment and culture like at the company? Well the Management was bad because when you would be backed up in the dishroom the managers would just sit there and yell at you on how your not doing the job fast enough and they would be very rude to you and they would pick on you and make you stay until you can get caught up What is a typical day like for you at the company? Okay I guess I would have to say

Cook in Schillingers
on December 7, 2022

It’s very busy the most you will probably get is $15 I like it though the more busy it is the time will pass by quicker. Management is pretty good pretty friendly

Dishwasher in Fishkill, NY
on December 7, 2022

I've worked here all through college. The hours are flexible, and the management is accommodating. It is a fast paced environment. The job training is very valuable.

Hostess in Jonesboro, AR
on December 6, 2022

I was a hostess here and essentially a doormat for both employees and management. They didn’t care about me, I was a joke to them. Everyone called me slow behind my back (Including management, I have ADD) and I would often get chewed out by servers for simply seating them. If there was any conflict, whether it was angry servers or customers, I was the first one to blame. I also had horrible hours for my last few months working there (1-2 days a week) without any explanation. For my first job, this was one of the worst. I was miserable. They also have no care for cleanliness. This was the nastiest restaurant i’ve ever been to and worked in. I rarely ever go here anymore.

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Had I ever did retail and cashier hours to work? Clothes or uniform

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Can you work thanksgiving? Always say yes!

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