It’s finally official! The old country store is keeping the good times flowing by adding alcohol to its menu next year. The perfect companion to those large family gatherings with your in-laws.
The addition to the menu hit 20 restaurants in June to make up for the loss in profits due to the pandemic. Cracker Barrel President and CEO Sandra Cochran describes the drinks as “surprisingly popular” with guests.
As a result, Cochran has decided to expand its beer and wine program to the “majority of our system” by 2021.
Initially, the change was to attract customers to their dinner selection, but the company has found that mimosas have proven to be “quite popular” for breakfast at test locations in Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee. DUH!
In addition, the Sunshine State may even be the location to try “a new seasonal mimosa” in the next quarter.
Since the rise in popularity, the drinks will hit the lucky states of Indiana, Mississippi, and Virginia in the upcoming months.
Twitter’s Reaction to the Alcohol Addition
Twitter also blew up with all kinds of reactions to the restaurant’s addition. While most of the comments were in favor of the addition, some customers like the restaurants classic homely feel.
History of Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened its doors in the Volunteer State in 1969, then breaking ground in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Moreover, Cracker Barrel and its affiliates now have over 660 locations in 45 states across the US.
In addition, Cracker Barrel’s notable gift shop and cluttered decor add to the appearance of an old-fashioned general store. Each store is lined with wooden rocking chairs out front, a stone fireplace, as well as decorative items from the area covering its walls.
[H/T Fox News ]