Very few restaurants offer better home-style country cooking than Cracker Barrel. Since 1969, when Dan Evins opened the first location in Tennessee, the mission has been to offer anyone an inviting respite. Located near interstate highways in southern and Midwestern parts of the United States, Cracker Barrel provides its customers with a guaranteed good meal (think comfort food and breakfast) as well as an old country store experience.
At some locations, Cracker Barrel diners can enjoy weekday lunch specials for only $5.99 during certain lunchtime hours from Monday through Friday. The special offerings include appetizing favorites, such as grilled chicken salad with choice of baked potato or soup. Other daily specials include meatloaf and mashed potatoes, turkey and dressing, or chicken pot pie depending on the particular day. Of course, you could visit every day and try one of each!
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Discount Gift Cards
On sites like Gift Card Granny, you can get up to a 10% discount on Cracker Barrel gift cards. Check out available deals online to gift or get a meal for a great bargain. Of course, though at face value, buying Cracker Barrel gift cards at grocery’s stores participating in gas perks still saves you money in the long run.
Old Country Store
In addition to hearty, delicious meals, Cracker Barrel offers a variety of household goods, music, books, gifts, toys, and candies in their country store. Browse the selection to make a wait for a table much more entertaining! Many of the merchandise have sales and clearance discounts, particularly seasonal products. Additionally, Cracker Barrel has a books on CD lending library that allows customers to rent and return them at any location—perfect for some on-the-road entertainment.
Although rare, printable coupons may be found online on such sites as Retail Me Not and Coupon Great. However, these are typically aimed towards store purchases, rather than food. Cracker Barrel also sometimes advertises in newspapers and magazines, so keep your eyes peeled for ways to save. Alternatively, make a phone call to your local store to find out if about available coupons. You never know what kind of discounts you might find this way.
Whether you and your family are looking for down home country cooking or just some goodies from the Old Country Store, Cracker Barrel offers the best of both worlds. With almost 600 locations in 41 states, you can likely find one nearby or while on the road for one heck of a deal on a tasty meal, toys for the kids, or a gift for your grandma.