Several interesting changes coming for this spring from the chain restaurants, but the one from this article that really sings to me is:
Cracker Barrel, known for its Southern comfort foods such as fried chicken and sugar-cured ham, is testing Wholesome Fixin’s for possible launch this summer. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, breakfast meals will pack less than 500 calories and lunch/dinner meals less than 600. The paper cited Davenport & Co. analyst Jeff Omohundro for the menu candidates: a 300-calorie grilled catfish with seasoned pecan crust, brushed with orange marmalade, and served with roast vegetables; a 360-calorie baked chicken breast, dressed in buttermilk and coated with cornflake crumbs; a 390-calorie breakfast sandwich off eggs and Colby cheese on whole wheat flat bread, with fresh fruit on the side.
Rejoice, my friends, you no longer have to be a barrel shaped Cracker to enjoy a great meal at Cracker Barrel.
Got to say, it’s already more than possible. The non-breaded catfish is better than good, and the bowl of greens is a lunch that’s just Da Bomb. Even on the breakfast menu, it’s all in what you order.
Check out the soap opera drama below from Kraft, who owns the words Cracker Barrel as a brand of cheese.
- Cracker Barrel to roll out healthier menu options (knoxnews.com)
- Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Rallies Sharply as it Cracks Expectations (investorguide.com)
- Cracker Barrel targets health-conscious diners (bizjournals.com)
- Biglari rejects Cracker Barrel buyout offer (bizjournals.com)
- Kraft asks judge to keep Cracker Barrel out of grocery (bizjournals.com)
- Kraft suing Cracker Barrel restaurants over name (denverpost.com)
- The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going ‘Healthy’ (huffingtonpost.com)