Quite simple, really. It starts with quality food served with care. Offering warm welcomes and friendly service. It takes a dedication to pleasing people and treating our guests and staff like family.
Maybe that's why, for over 45 years, millions of folks have trusted Cracker Barrel as a home-away-from-home where they can get a warm, comforting meal. It's a trust we take seriously and couldn't be more grateful for.
And it's a trust we've earned as a homegrown business dedicated to treating our guests to the very best – delicious, hand-prepared fare that's sourced with love and served with a smile.
Homegrown Is Where the Heart Is Homegrown food, quite simply, tastes better. With our Tennessee roots, and 660 stores in 45 states, sourcing fresh ingredients domestically is core to our beliefs. By far and away, the vast majority of our ingredients come from right here in America. Our green beans, potatoes, farm raised catfish, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, and all of our beef, pork, and poultry are domestically grown or raised.
Homemade Makes The Difference Homemade may not be an ingredient, but it's something you can taste. That's why we hand roll our biscuits and make our mashed potatoes and gravy from scratch all day long in each of our restaurants. It's why we slow roast our beef for 18 hours, dip and bread our Homestyle Chicken by hand, and stay true to our heritage of authentic country style cooking after all these years.
Raised Well Sirloin Steak At Cracker Barrel, we are dedicated to animal welfare and encourage our suppliers to lead the way in adopting the best animal welfare practices. Cracker Barrel is committed to transitioning 100% of its Grade A egg supply to be cage-free by 2026.
Cracker Barrel sources all of its beef, pork and poultry domestically. This not only allows visibility into our suppliers' animal welfare practices but also ensures that the meat we serve to customers is produced in compliance with US laws and regulations and with appropriate agency oversight. Our customers can be assured, for example, that the animals used in food production for Cracker Barrel are not routinely given antibiotics, but receive antibiotics only under veterinary care for treatment of sickness or to control outbreak of disease.
Our Policies at a Glance Cracker Barrel chooses to work with suppliers that exercise humane treatment in the raising and harvesting of animals. Our internal compliance processes verify that our suppliers have established proper animal handling procedures to ensure that animal-friendly policies are followed. Preference is given to suppliers that meet or exceed the animal welfare standards set forth by the following organizations:
United Egg Producers National Chicken Council National Pork Producers Council National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Every day. Making guests feel at home takes care, precision, and of course, lots of love. Every meal detail, no matter how small, counts.