Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Opens New Store in Waycross, Ga.


Store employs approximately 200; Leon Taylor named general manager

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will open a new location Monday, June 27, at 6 a.m. in Waycross, Ga. The 10,000 square-foot store located at 2501 Memorial Drive 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 199 full and part-time jobs to the area and now operates 45 stores in the state and 638 nationwide.

Leon Taylor has been named general manager. Taylor has been a part of the Cracker Barrel family for 12 years, and was most recently the general manager of the Cracker Barrel in Brunswick, Ga.

“We are so excited to bring Cracker Barrel’s mission of Pleasing People to Waycross,” said Taylor. “The community has been so welcoming, and we can’t wait to give that back to our traveling and local guests by being their home-away-from-home.”

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 Waycross, guests will see localized pieces that pay homage to music, the military, travel, and blue and grey college themes for the South Georgia State College campus in town.

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 638 restaurants and old country stores located in 42 states.

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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 638 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