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Cracker Barrel opens 1st urban location: A ghost kitchen in Hollywood

The casual-dining chain will make its LA debut this week with the delivery-only Cracker Barrel Kitchen.

Workforce

How Cracker Barrel plans to shake the staffing slump

Labor challenges contributed to a difficult summer at the chain, but it has a few reasons to feel optimistic.

The full-service family dining chain takes bacon beyond breakfast and debuts seasonal drinks.

The sector’s biggest players indulged in considerable reinvention attempts as they felt the loss of breakfast and particular challenges at off-premise.

Like every chain, the family dining specialist has been helped by eased capacity restrictions, widespread vaccinations and direct federal aid to consumers. . But it's also reaped the benefits of several unique factors

Operators are packaging catering programs in new ways to win back lost business. Individually boxed meals are seen as a safer solution as people slowly return to the office or are in need of a quick lunch to grab-and-go. Cracker Barrel, BJs and El Pollo Loco recently introduced or upgraded boxed meal catering.

Cue the 'Twilight Zone' theme and hide the kids. Things are getting weird.

The blow from Mother Nature comes as the chain is about to test a new chicken-and-biscuits virtual concept.

The battle against COVID wasn’t the only combat restaurants saw last year. Here’s a sampling of the other wars.

The new initiatives include smaller family meals to go and the ongoing rollout of an alcohol program.

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