FamilyFun Magazine Names Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®


March 23, 2015
U.S. Families Select Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants in Magazine’s Annual Travel Awards

LEBANON, TENN., March 23, 2015 – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® was named a top family-friendly restaurant by FamilyFun magazine in its third annual Travel Awards. Chosen by 2,000 families from across the country, the winners were announced in the magazine’s April issue.

“Making sure all of our 634 stores are comfortable and family-friendly has been our goal since we opened the first Cracker Barrel® store 45 years ago,” said Chris Ciavarra, senior vice president of marketing for Cracker Barrel. “Our stores are a place for connection and family bonding. We see families spending quality time and engaged in real conversations. Plus, our décor offers parents a great opportunity to teach their children about history and heritage.”

The Casual Restaurants category was new to the Travel Awards this year. FamilyFun surveyed families traveling with kids ages 3 to 12 and asked them to vote for family-friendly restaurants with dinner service and a kid-friendly menu selection. Cracker Barrel ranked number four on the top ten list.

“The Travel Awards are such a unique program because we rely on real families to vote on their favorite destinations,” said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief of FamilyFun magazine.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. 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 restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made-from-scratch 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 634 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® location 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

Media contact:
Teresa N. Miller, 615-443-9589