Cracker Barrel Opens New Store in Morganton

07/23/2015

Store employs approximately 185; ­Reed Mutzberg named General Manager

MORGANTON, N.C., JUNE 22, 2015Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will open a new location Monday, June 22nd, at 6 a.m. in Morganton. The new store is located at 135 Bush Drive off of I-40 at Exit 105 and will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The 9,900 square-foot store is the 39th store in North Carolina and brings approximately 185 jobs to the area. The store will feature a layout different than other Cracker Barrel stores that will help the store team to more efficiently deliver the great food and friendly service Cracker Barrel guests have come to expect. Guests will find the same menu and retail merchandise they love in this store and will still see original pieces of Americana and genuine artifacts on display.

Reed Mutzberg, who began his Cracker Barrel career eight years ago, has been named general manager.

“We are excited to bring Cracker Barrel to Morganton and become a part of this charming community,” Mutzberg said. “The new layout of the store is one way we are staying true to our mission of pleasing people while making subtle yet distinct changes that will create an even better experience for our guests, who will find the same menu and retail merchandise they love and will still see original pieces of Americana on display.”

At Cracker Barrel, breakfast is available all day with lunch and dinner options beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel serves home-style meals prepared from scratch like homemade chicken n’ dumplins and also offers Wholesome Fixin’s, classic country meals with a lighter twist – full of flavor and under 600 calories.

Each Cracker Barrel location is uniquely decorated with real American artifacts, memorabilia and signage collected by a team of Americana experts. The walls of Cracker Barrel stores reflect the nation’s rich history and give each location a homespun appeal for local residents and an interesting twist for visitors.

Along with dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Cracker Barrel guests can enjoy shopping in the old country store for toys, games, food items, apparel, accessories and other unique items. Gift wrapping is complimentary and purchases can be shipped directly from the store.

Cracker Barrel is known for providing a friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere and serves an average of 1,000 guests a day in its 635 restaurants and old country stores located in 42 states.

To keep up with the latest news on the Morganton store, visit facebook.com/crackerbarrel.morganton.

About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurants serve up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as our signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 635 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel store is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit: crackerbarrel.com.