Cracker Barrel Career and Employment Information

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With over 600 restaurants in 42 states, a job opportunity at a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is likely to be nearby. Cracker Barrel opened in 1969 with a mission to please its patrons by providing a comfortable home away from home experience. 

Cracker Barrel seeks to provide good services at a fair price, and judging from their continued growth and success they are meeting those goals. With all stores company owned and operated, Cracker Barrel is able to keep their values front and center.

As a way of giving back to the communities they serve, the Cracker Barrel Foundation supports programs in education, human services, cultural affairs, and the environment. The corporation places significance on those issues that address youth and family, and emphasize hard-work, education, and self-reliance.

Cracker Barrel Job Openings

Cracker Barrel offers job openings in three categories: In Store Careers, Home Office Careers, and Distribution Center jobs. Management and hourly jobs are located at Cracker Barrel stores and restaurants nationwide, while Home Office and Distribution Center jobs are all found at or near the company headquarters in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Home Office Careers

There is a diverse range of employment opportunities at Cracker Barrell’s Home Office. Job categories include Marketing, Human Resources and Legal, Creative Services, Retail, Logistics, Information Technology, Operations, Purchasing, and Financial Planning and Analysis.

Cracker Barrell embraces diversity and works hard to create an inclusive workplace culture – one which embraces “different.” Their Employee Resource Groups connect and engage employees through various programs, events, and community outreach projects. Some of the programs offered are Women’s Connect, LGBT Alliance Network, and Cracker Barrel Military Volunteers.

In addition to the superb company culture, the corporation offers Home Office employees competitive wages and excellent benefits that you read about below. Job seekers interested in Home Office jobs can search for openings on Cracker Barrel’s online Career Center.

Job seekers can also use the Career Center to create a profile and receive automated updates on new job postings.

In-Store Careers

There are the restaurant and retail managers, responsible for creating a “Pleasing People” environment, at every Cracker Barrel location. The basic qualifications for managerial positions are a high school diploma or two years of a college education combined with some restaurant operations experience. If you want to enter management, consider taking classes or getting a degree in business or hospitality to both prepare for the role and enhance your resume.

Cracker Barrel hires for a host of other hourly restaurant and retail jobs, including servers, hosts/hostesses, bussers, cooks, sales associates and maintenance workers.

With the Personal Achievement Responsibility (PAR) program, employees have the opportunity to earn up to three pay raises in the first year or even get promoted.

Job seekers interested in an hourly job can apply online through the job search portal, or stop by a local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to fill out an application. The company site has a restaurant locater to help job seekers find the Cracker Barrel restaurants closest to them. Review these tips for how to ask for a job application before you go.

Distribution Center Jobs

There are many manual labor hourly jobs at the Cracker Barrell distribution center. Here, products are received, stored, and shipped out to locations nationwide. Most of these positions encourage but don’t require prior training. They include lift operators, order selectors and material handlers. Visit the Distribution Center webpage to learn more about the positions you’re interested in applying for.

Training Programs and Internships

Cracker Barrel offers a Management Training program to help train managers and prepare them for eventual promotion. And again, the PAR helps hourly employees hone their skills and create opportunities for advancement.

College students can apply to internship positions at Cracker Barrel. These internships train students for all aspects of managerial work.

Cracker Barrel Benefits

Cracker Barrel offers its employees a variety of benefits to management, hourly, and home office workers. Some of these benefits include:

  •      401(k) savings plan
  •      Stock purchase plan
  •      Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  •      Paid vacation
  •      Flexible scheduling
  •      Scholarship program,
  •      Referral program,
  •      Bonus plan for management and home office employees

Home office employees enjoy many additional on-site benefits, such as a lending library, a post office, dry cleaning, free parking, walking trails, weight watchers program and a non-smoking environment.