Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Opens New Location in Santa Maria, California


Store creates approximately 225 jobs; Dan Schneider named general manager

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is proud to announce its newest location in Santa Maria, California. Starting Mon., Feb. 11, Cracker Barrel will open its doors to families in Santa Maria, who will experience a restaurant that combines dining and shopping as a seamless experience in a relaxing, comfortable environment. Cracker Barrel will share its popular homestyle Southern cooking and range of quality retail offerings with Santa Maria families and travelers.

Cracker Barrel's 3rd store in California is part of its plan to deliver the unique experience that has made the brand so beloved across the country to new guests. Cracker Barrel’s new Santa Maria store has created approximately 225 full and part-time jobs that will help bring the Cracker Barrel dining and shopping experience to the Santa Maria community.

As part of its commitment to the Santa Maria community, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has established a scholarship endowment to support students pursuing their degree in Culinary Arts and Management at Allan Hancock College.

“We are thrilled to expand further into California,” said General Manager Dan Schneider. “We look forward to inviting the community of Santa Maria and its visitors into our welcoming dining room and retail store.”

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, as well as its Wholesome Fixin’s® meals, which are full-flavored options freshly prepared with a lighter twist on guest-favorite dishes. Each Cracker Barrel location is decorated with authentic artifacts, memorabilia and signage collected by a team of Americana experts. In Santa Maria, Cracker Barrel’s new store celebrates the history and culture of the local area through decorative walls that pay homage to the area’s oil indusry.

The Santa Maria store will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST, and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST.

To keep up with the latest news on the Santa Maria store, visit the Cracker Barrel Santa Maria Facebook page at

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) shares warm welcomes and friendly service while offering guests quality homestyle food and unique shopping – all at a fair price. By creating a world filled with hospitality and charm through an experience that combines dining and shopping, guests are cared for like family. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel and its affiliates operate 659 company-owned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 45 states and own the fast-casual Holler and Dash® restaurants. For more information about the company, visit