Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Opens New Store in LaVale, Maryland


Store employs approximately 175; Wendy Brumbaugh named general manager

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will open a new location Monday, May 2, at 6 a.m. in LaVale, Md. The 10,000 square-foot store located at 13 Campground Road will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

With this location, Cracker Barrel brings approximately 190 full and part-time jobs to the area and now operates nine stores in the state and 636 nationwide.

Wendy Brumbaugh has been named general manager. Brumbaugh has been a part of the Cracker Barrel family since 2008 and was recently named Cracker Barrel’s 2015 General Manager of the Year.

“We are so excited to bring Cracker Barrel to LaVale and serve our guests family meals prepared in a way that reminds them of being at home,” Brumbaugh said. “Our mission is ‘Pleasing People,’ and we’re looking forward to offering residents and travelers alike the friendly service and southern hospitality our guests have come to expect from us.”

At Cracker Barrel, breakfast is available all day with lunch and dinner options beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel serves authentic, high-quality, homestyle meals prepared from scratch like homemade chicken n’ dumplins and also offers a full Wholesome Fixin’s menu of 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 experts. The walls of Cracker Barrel stores reflect the nation’s rich history and by tailoring elements to the local community, offer a homespun appeal for local residents. In LaVale, guests will see localized pieces that pay homage to the coal, timber and textile industries.

Along with dining in a place that invokes the senses and invites memories, Cracker Barrel guests enjoy shopping in the old country store for toys, games, food items, apparel, accessories and other unique items. Cracker Barrel collects inspiration from all parts of life and shares that with guests through well-curated collections designed around compelling themes. 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 636 restaurants and old country stores located in 42 states.

To keep up with the latest news on the LaVale store, visit the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store LaVale, Md. Facebook page at

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) 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. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and its affiliates operate 636 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® company-owned locations in 42 states and owns the fast casual restaurant Holler & Dash. Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2016 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® the Best Family-Dining Restaurant in America. For more information about the company, visit