Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Opens New Location in Portland, Oregon

5/21/2018
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Store creates approximately 220 jobs; Adam Taylor-Norby named general manager

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is proud to announce its newest location in Portland, Oregon’s Jantzen Beach area. Today, Cracker Barrel opens its doors to families in Portland to enjoy a restaurant that combines dining and shopping as a seamless experience in a relaxing, comfortable environment. Cracker Barrel will share its popular homestyle Southern cooking and range of quality retail offerings with Portland’s families and travelers.

Cracker Barrel's third store in Oregon is part of its plan to deliver the unique experience that has made the brand so beloved across the country to new guests. Cracker Barrel’s new Portland location in the Jantzen Beach area has created approximately 220 full and part-time jobs that will help bring the Cracker Barrel dining and shopping experience to the local community.

“The Portland-area community has been so welcoming, and we are excited to return the hospitality with the opening of our third Cracker Barrel in Oregon,” said General Manager Adam Taylor-Norby. “We look forward to being a home-away-from-home and providing high-quality homestyle meals and shopping that’s surprisingly unique to our new community.”

At Cracker Barrel, breakfast is available all day with lunch and dinner options beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel serves homestyle meals prepared from scratch like homemade chicken n’ dumplins, as well as its Wholesome Fixin’s® meals, which are full-flavored options freshly prepared with a lighter twist on guest-favorite dishes.

Each Cracker Barrel location is decorated with authentic artifacts, memorabilia and signage collected by a team of Americana experts. In Jantzen Beach, Cracker Barrel’s new store celebrates the history and culture of the local area through decorative walls that pay homage to the old Jantzen Beach Amusement Park that was active from 1928 to 1970, as well as Oregon’s roots in agriculture and recreation.

To further its commitment to preserving the local culture of the area, Cracker Barrel is also partnering with Restore Oregon, a statewide historical preservation organization, to help return the beloved Jantzen Beach Carousel to the Portland metro area community.

Today, Cracker Barrel is helping kick-off Restore Oregon’s “Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel” campaign by donating forty percent of its Jantzen Beach location’s total sales up to $10,000 to the organization. An original, hand-carved and hand-painted Jantzen Beach Carousel horse will be on display, courtesy of Restore Oregon. The horse will be available to the public for photo opportunities from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT today.

The Portland (Jantzen Beach) store will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT, and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. PDT. To keep up with the latest news on the Jantzen Beach store, visit the Cracker Barrel Jantzen Beach Facebook page at facebook.com/crackerbarrel.Jantzen Beach.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) shares warm welcomes and friendly service while offering guests quality homestyle food and unique shopping – all at a fair price. By creating a world filled with hospitality and charm through an experience that combines dining and shopping, guests are cared for like family. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel and its affiliates operate 653 company-owned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 45 states and own the fast-casual Holler and Dash® restaurants. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.

About Restore Oregon
Founded in 1977, Restore Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for sound preservation policy and legislation. The organization’s mission is to preserve, reuse and pass forward the historic places that create livable communities. Each year, Restore Oregon provides statewide educational programming and technical assistance, while working to save the sites and structures featured on its annual list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. Restore Oregon holds over 40 conservation easements on historic properties, thereby protecting them in perpetuity. Learn more at www.restoreoregon.org, Facebook.com/RestoreOregon and Instagram.com/RestoreOregon.