Food with Care

One thing Pleasing People® means is preparing each and every one of our menu items with the highest care.

Quality and Care We Sure Love to Share

Our recipe for making your meal a success? Quite simple, really. It starts with quality food served with care and 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 more than 50 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 more than 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 Sunday Homestyle Chicken® by hand, and stay true to our heritage of authentic country style cooking after all these years.

Raised Well

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

  • High Quality For You, Through & Through

    We’re committed to sourcing top-notch ingredients, and pleased to share every delicious detail about many of your favorites, right here.

    Noodles with Oodles of Heritage

    How do we know our macaroni’s great? We get it from a family who’s been making pasta since their great-great-great-grandfather started in Brooklyn in 1848.

    We’re All About Spring Fed Trout

    We source our boneless Rainbow Trout fillets from fresh spring water. It's that special touch that gives our trout its refreshingly fresh flavor.

    All-Natural Syrup, Naturally

    There are no artificial ingredients or preservatives in our syrup, an all-natural blend of 55% maple syrup and 45% cane syrup. We always serve it warm, in your own personal bottle.

    Three Generations of One Great Sausage

    Our sausage patties come from the Purnell family, who still make sausage the whole hog way, using only premium cuts, just like their Grandpa Fred did when he started back in 1932.

    Greens Cooked with Ham? Yes, Ma'am!

    Our all-natural, domestically grown turnip greens are simmered with country ham so they’re tender and tasty. Add them as a side or enjoy them in our specialty Beans n’ Greens.

    Walk on the Wild Caught Style

    Our Haddock is always sourced from 100% sustainable fisheries and wild caught in the north Atlantic for a leaner, meatier boneless fillet.