Company expects record-breaking year by serving approximately 1.5 million guests this Thanksgiving
Lebanon, TN (RestaurantNews.com) Today, as Americans plan their Thanksgiving celebrations, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® announced Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meals To-Go, a new way to enjoy Cracker Barrel’s famous Thanksgiving dinner from the comfort of home. Families may preorder Heat n’ Serve Holiday Meals To-Go online at crackerbarrel.com and pick them up beginning the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Heat n’ Serve Holiday Meals are made ahead of time and go from oven to table in two hours or less.
With the help of some of the more than 72,000 employees across Cracker Barrel’s 641 locations, Cracker Barrel expects to serve approximately 1.5 million guests over the Thanksgiving holiday so they may spend less time in the kitchen and more time building meaningful connections with their friends and families.
For those who want to spend even less time in the kitchen, this year Cracker Barrel will again offer Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meals To-Go that can be picked up hot and ready to serve. Additionally, all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day to serve a special Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal to dine-in guests.
“Preparing the Thanksgiving meal can be quite a chore,” said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Executive Chef Bill Kintzler. “Our new Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meals To-Go not only take the legwork out of preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but also give people more time to relax and enjoy the day with their loved ones. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Cracker Barrel’s mission of Pleasing People takes on special meaning as we help families save time and ease their minds during a busy holiday season. We look forward to serving a record number of guests this Thanksgiving Day.”
On Thanksgiving Day, Cracker Barrel estimates it will serve approximately:
- 460,000 pounds of turkey
- 5.3 million ounces of gravy
- 1.2 million ounces of cranberry relish
- 1.5 million total guests
To show appreciation for those serving their communities — especially those who will be working on Thanksgiving Day — each Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location will donate ready-to-serve Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meals To-Go to selected groups of public servants in local communities, including paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement.
Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go
A new way to enjoy a hassle-free holiday, the Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go serves up to 10 people and features roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, a choice of three sides, sweet yeast rolls, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Offered through online ordering for $99.99, the complete meal is available for pick up Nov. 22 through Nov. 24 and stored at home in a refrigerator before being heated and ready to be enjoyed in two hours or less. Guests only need to place their orders 24 hours in advance.
Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go
This traditional Turkey n’ Dressing meal serves up to six people and features a turkey n’ dressing dinner complete with a sampling of sugar cured ham, a choice of three quart-sized country sides, cranberry relish, gravy and a choice of biscuits, corn muffins, or a loaf of sourdough bread. It is available from Nov. 19 through Nov. 27 for $67.99 and is great for a variety of occasions from office celebrations to family events. Guests only need to place their orders online 24 hours in advance, and Cracker Barrel will have everything hot, packed and ready to be served upon pick up.
Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal
On Thanksgiving Day, Cracker Barrel will also serve a special in-store Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This traditional Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal comes complete with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, made from scratch biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. The Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal is available for $12.99 per adult and $7.99 per child.
For those craving something sweet, Cracker Barrel will be offering fresh baked pies in its retail stores in addition to slices of pie in the restaurant, including Chocolate Pecan, Pecan, Apple Pecan Streusel and All-American Apple Pie (no sugar added) for $8.99 from Oct. 31 through Dec. 24. Pumpkin pies will only be available Nov. 21 through Thanksgiving Day.
Visit crackerbarrel.com to customize your holiday meal today and leave the Thanksgiving cooking to Cracker Barrel.
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 641 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® company-owned locations in 43 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 crackerbarrel.com.