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 provide their customers with a comfortable home away from home, and to please people. They seek to provide good services at a fair price, and judging from their continued growth and success, they are achieving their goals. All the stores are company owned and operated, not franchised.

In addition, 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, with special consideration to those that address youth and family issues, and emphasize hard work, education, and self-reliance.

Cracker Barrel Job Openings

Cracker Barrel offers job openings in three categories: management jobs, hourly jobs, and home office jobs. Management and hourly jobs are located at Cracker Barrel stores and restaurants nationwide, while home office jobs are all found at the company headquarters in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Management and Home Office Jobs

Management and assistant management positions are available at each of the restaurants.

There are opportunities in many diverse fields at the home office, including loss prevention, information security, store support, operations, corporate citizenship, facility services, management training, travel services, programmer/analyst, product development, marketing, talent acquisition, merchandise planning and culinary training.

Job seekers interested in management or 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.

Hourly Jobs

Cracker Barrel hires for a variety of hourly jobs, including servers, host/hostess, retail, cashier, grill cook, backup cook, prep cook, busser/dishwasher and night maintenance.

They offer the opportunity for up to three pay raises in the first year, as well as many benefits.

Those interested in hourly jobs can stop by any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store they would like to work for, and 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.

Training Programs and Internships

Cracker Barrel offers a Management Training program to help train managers and prepare them for eventual promotion. The company also has a Personal Achievement Responsibility (PAR) program to help hourly employees improve their skills.

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 depending on whether they are management, hourly, or home office workers. Benefits include a 401(k) savings plan, a stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation, flexible scheduling, scholarship program, referral program, opportunities for advancement, and a bonus plan for management and home office employees.

Home office employees enjoy many additional on-site benefits, like a lending library, post office, dry cleaning, discounted movie tickets, free parking, walking trails, weight watchers program, car detailing, volleyball court, free flu shots, and a non-smoking environment.

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