Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Opens in New Albany, Mississippi


Store employs approximately 195; Dane Thomsen named general manager

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will open a new location in New Albany, Mississippi on Monday, May 22 at 6 a.m. CDT. Located at 319 Coulter Cove, the new store will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This store marks Cracker Barrel’s 644th location across 44 states and 14th in Mississippi. The nearly 10,000 square-foot restaurant and retail store brings approximately 195 new jobs to the area.

Dane Thomsen, who began his career at Cracker Barrel over five years ago, has been named general manager.

“We are excited to bring Cracker Barrel and our mission of Pleasing People to New Albany,” Thomsen said. “We can’t wait to provide the home-away-from-home experience that our guests have come to know and love from us to this great community.”

At Cracker Barrel, breakfast is available all day with lunch and dinner options beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel serves homestyle meals prepared from scratch like homemade chicken n’ dumplins and also offers a 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 authentic artifacts, memorabilia and signage collected by a team of Americana 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 locals. Several walls in this store are dedicated to celebrating the New Albany community, including pieces that pay homage to the log and grist mills that were once located near the site and the railroad that crosses through the center of town.

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. Cracker Barrel collects inspiration from all parts of life and shares that with guests through well-curated collections designed around compelling themes.

To keep up with the latest news on the New Albany store, visit the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store New Albany Facebook page.

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 644 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® company-owned locations in 44 states and own the fast casual restaurants 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