Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Named Best Family-Dining Restaurant in 2016 Consumer Picks Report

Nation’s Restaurant News awards Cracker Barrel® top spot for
fourth time

LEBANON, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® was named Best
Family-Dining Restaurant in Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2016
Consumer Picks report
. This marks the fourth time the iconic
restaurant brand has received top honors in Consumer Picks’ six year
history.

The Consumer Picks annual report is a comprehensive look at customer
preference and restaurant brand strength. The 2016 Consumer Picks survey
ranked 173 restaurant chains representing four industry categories,
including Limited Service, Casual Dining, Family Dining and Fine Dining.
Results were based on an online survey with 37,339 consumer ratings of
chains across 10 attributes – Food Quality, Value, Cleanliness, Service,
Menu Variety, Reputation, Atmosphere, Craveability, Likelihood to
Recommend, and Likelihood to Return. To accurately reflect how well
restaurants are delivering on consumer expectations, the overall score
for each brand was weighted by how guests value each attribute. Cracker
Barrel ranked number one overall among 16 family-dining restaurant
chains.

“Cracker Barrel has the highest regard for our guests and the experience
they have each and every time they dine with us,” said Vice President of
Marketing Don Hoffman. “People of all ages and walks of life trust us to
consistently provide a great tasting meal at a great price, served with
our brand’s signature warmth and hospitality. From our carefully sourced
gift items to our made-from-scratch biscuits, we thoughtfully curate
every detail in the Cracker Barrel experience to make our guests feel at
home when they walk through our door.”

“We are humbled to receive this top honor from Nation’s Restaurant News
for the fourth time,” Hoffman continued. “It’s a strong testament to our
valued guests and the 72,000 employees who bring our mission of
‘Pleasing People’ to life every day.”

This marks the third accolade the brand has received in 2016 from
consumer surveys, including Top Chain Restaurant in Technomic’s
Consumers’ Choice Awards and America’s Favorite Casual-Dining Chain by
Market Force.

For more information on the 2016 Consumer Picks report, visit nrn.com/consumer-picks-2016.

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 635 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
company-owned locations in 42 states and owns the fast casual restaurant
Holler & Dash™. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.

Contacts

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Breeanna Straessle,
615-443-9589
media.relations@crackerbarrel.com