Cracker Barrel was ordered to pay $9.4 million to a man who was served toxic chemicals, but it is unlikely he will receive the full amount under Tennessee law
William Cronnon alleged that he suffered "severe permanent injuries" after being served Eco-San, a solution used to clean kitchens, at Cracker Barrel.news.yahoo.com
Asian TikToker's video asking why he was the only Cracker Barrel diner given 'fine china' goes viral
User @therealricemoney described a recent dining experience at a Cracker Barrel outlet in which his food was served on a ceramic plate. The seven-second video, which has so far been viewed over 400,000 times, showed the user displaying the empty plate. “Cracker Barrel why did you guys bring the only Asian guy in the restaurant a fine China plate,” read the text overlay in the short clip.news.yahoo.com
Punch Bowl Social files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after pandemic devastates its business
Punch Bowl Social filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic devastated its business. The crisis evaporated its customer base, and Cracker Barrel opted to shore up its own liquidity in March instead of helping Punch Bowl stay afloat. CEO Robert Thompson, who founded Punch Bowl in 2012, exited the company in the midst of the pandemic. Punch Bowl has liabilities of between $10 million to $50 million, according to bankruptcy filings. The company is the latest in a flood of restaurants and retailers who have sought bankruptcy protection during the pandemic, including Chuck E. Cheese's parent company, Ruby Tuesday and J.cnbc.com
Boozy country breakfast: Cracker Barrel adding alcohol to the menu at 600 restaurants
How does a double meat breakfast with double mimosas sound? Fans of Cracker Barrel will soon have the option to pair booze with their meals as the chain plans to permanently add alcohol to the menu at hundreds of locations, according to multiple reports. Cracker Barrel will add beer, wine and mimosas to the menu for the first time in its 51-year history, CNN has reported. The chain tested out alcohol at 100 locations before the coronavirus pandemic, and the response was overwhelmingly possible. The chain told CNN that the drink options will be added at 600 locations nationwide by the end of the fiscal year.
Struggling Kraft Heinz sells dairy brands to Lactalis
Kraft Heinz said Tuesday that it is selling its natural cheese business — including its Cracker Barrel and Breakstone’s brands — to French dairy company Lactalis Group as part of a larger restructuring. Kraft Heinz, however, will keep its Philadelphia cream cheese brand, Kraft singles and the Velveeta and Cheez Whiz brands. Kraft Heinz — formed in a 2015 merger — has been struggling as consumers increasingly seek fresh, minimally processed foods. Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio said the sale of the natural cheese brands is an example of that portfolio management. Lactalis Group — whose brands include President specialty cheese and Stonyfield Organic yogurt — said the Kraft Heinz brands are a good strategic fit.
Cracker Barrel could add beer, wine to restaurants to help reopenings
ROANOKE, Va. Some new menu items could be coming to Cracker Barrels as they start to reopen. The company, which currently offers beer and wine at 20 restaurants, said it may expand the program, according to Nations Restaurant News. The past several months have presented unprecedented challenges for Cracker Barrel, the industry and our country. I believe our strategic priorities, such as accelerating our off-premise business, combined with the rapid actions we took to bolster liquidity, strengthen our business model and adapt our operations to the circumstances have positioned us well for the recovery period to come, said Cracker Barrel President and CEO Sandra B. Cochran in a statement. NRN reports that the company announced during an investors call Tuesday that reopened restaurants are shifting to a new menu that includes new offerings such as chicken pot pie and Saturday fried pork chops.
Ohio boy turns found fortune into act of kindness
Ohio boy turns found fortune into act of kindness When Myles Eckert found $20 in a Cracker Barrel parking lot, he thought about what he might buy with this newfound fortune, but he changed his mind when he laid eyes on the man in uniform. Steve Hartman reports on what happened next.cbsnews.com