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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., is a chain of “Old Country Stores,” each combining a retail store and a restaurant. You must be at least 16 years old to work at Cracker Barrel.


Ensuring every guest expectation is met and every experience is a positive one. Your knowledge of the menu and superior people skills will put you at ease, as you interact with guests, and promote merchandise and menu items. Some cleaning and light lifting will be required.


As the first point of contact for our guests, you have a special role in setting the stage for a positive guest experience. Your ability to engage the guest in friendly conversation will be key as you guide them to their tables and, occasionally, perform dining room duties such as pouring coffee, writing menu specials and maintaining a clean environment. You must also maintain a good knowledge of menu items.


You love talking to people. In fact, you excel at initiating contact, engaging them in conversation and communicating in a friendly, professional manner. Naturally, you take great pride in doing your best, whether it’s pricing and stocking sales items, setting up a display, maintaining order and cleanliness, or simply talking to guests about various store items.


Your basic knowledge of math, numbers and money will come into play as you cash out guests after their meal or store purchase. You share love for people and enjoy engaging in pleasant conversation, sometimes even offering directional assistance to guests. An eye for detail will enhance your ability to monitor the cleanliness of windows, restrooms and the overall work environment.

Grill Cook

Your strength lies in your ability to bring a number of order items together in an eye-pleasing way and in a timely, efficient manner. More importantly, you are adept at keeping up with the flow of business, following set recipes, and using equipment and utensils to your advantage. Naturally, you know the basics of cooking, and are excited to expand your knowledge of different methods, ingredients and dishes. You must be able to effectively communicate with other kitchen staff, as well as maintain a clean work environment.

Back-up Cook

Your self-discipline and ability to work independently set you apart as our Production Cook. You have a great sense of timing, foresight and strategic planning, which will be key in ensuring long-cook items are in full supply at all times. You must be able to follow set recipes, use equipment and utensils, effectively communicate with other kitchen staff, and maintain a clean work environment.

Prep Cook

You know your way around the kitchen, and have already mastered the basics of cooking. Your familiarity extends to using utensils, appliances and equipment, measuring ingredients, following recipes and recognizing the different types of ingredients. This knowledge, coupled with your ability to set the pace to keep up with business volume, and maintain a clean work environment, will ensure your success in this role.


Your main role will be one of efficiency, ensuring servers and kitchen staff have the equipment they need to effectively serve guests. You must be able to lift and carry light loads, operate various equipment such as the dish machine, and offer your help to staff as needed.

How to Apply at Cracker Barrel

If you’re interested in joining their team, drop in and fill out an application at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store nearest you. Use restaurant locator to find one in your area.

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