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Life at Cracker Barrel

From career opportunities to educational assistance to a culture that welcomes everyone, there’s no place to go but up when you join Cracker Barrel. Bring your authentic self to our team and experience how we can help you achieve your dreams!

Growth, Community, and a Whole Lot of Fun

Our success is thanks to the hard work our team puts in every day. Our mission of Pleasing People includes taking care of the people who take care of our guests. Working at Cracker Barrel means continuously learning, building lifelong relationships and having fun along the way.

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Continuous Learning Happens Here

You can say working at Cracker Barrel is getting the experience of a large corporation with the feeling of a small team. Our team comes from all walks of life to bring their skills and expertise to the Cracker Barrel brand. It really is all about our people. Joining our community means receiving support for your aspirations, on and off the job. Our Employee Scholarship Program and Tuition Assistance helps you continue your education. No matter your career path, we’ll help you reach your goals.

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We’re Champions of Growth

Set your sights high. Working at Cracker Barrel means having opportunities to grow your skill set and rise in your role. When you succeed and grow, so do we.

Everyone is welcome to a seat at our table

Our responsibility to live up to the Cracker Barrel mission of Pleasing People means ensuring that every member of our team and every guest feels at home, is treated like family, and feels like they belong. We make sure everyone has the same access to opportunities. We work hard to create a culture of hospitality that’s welcoming, respectful, and inclusive to everyone who walks through our doors. Discrimination, overt or unconscious bias has no place at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

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Our Culture, Belonging, and Inclusion team: Juvonda Dulin, Gaby Ivey, Bradley Stuckey

Business Resource Groups

Our Business Resource Groups, available to our Home Office team, provide development, networking opportunities, and community outreach.

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  • bWell
  • Hola
  • LBGT Alliance
  • Serve
  • Toastmasters
  • Women’s Connect
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Advancing Modern Professionals for Tomorrow connects our team by promoting inclusive and diverse members who aim to be future leaders through networking and development.

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Develops Black team members through mentorship and education to create future leaders while continuing to champion our diverse and open community.

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Sponsors health and wellness activities that nurture our team’s physical, emotional, financial, and intellectual well-being.

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Provides opportunities to our Latino team members to celebrate their culture and community while growing their careers.

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LBGT Alliance

Provides a space for LGBTQ+ people to meet and support each other while increasing LGBTQ+ awareness at Cracker Barrel.

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Fosters a military and veteran-friendly environment for those on our team who have served our country.

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Helps people from diverse backgrounds develop their public speaking skills and grow leadership abilities through club meetings, activities, and challenges.

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Women’s Connect

Helps women on our team find connections and support to grow their careers.


Creating a More Inclusive World

We celebrate, value, and respect the diversity of our team because we know we’re stronger together. We’re on a journey to ensure our workplace is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Cracker Barrel is proud to support initiatives that help our team and our community.

  • Corporate Equality

    In 2021, we scored 80 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool measuring policies, practices, and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees.

  • D.E.L.T.A program

    Our D.E.L.T.A program (Diverse Employee Leadership Talent Advancement) identifies diverse managers who have exhibited excellent skills and brings them together for education and advancement opportunities.

  • HBCU Support

    We’ve supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities since 2016 through many initiatives and sponsorships, including being a sponsor of the National Battle of the Bands.

Stay Healthy With Us

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    In-Store Hourly Careers

    Starting on day one, part-time employees have access to enroll in medical insurance for a low monthly premium. Coverage includes unlimited virtual care for illness or health questions, three office visits per year at zero charge via a large network of providers and facilities, prescription drug coverage, and more.

    After achieving full-time status, you’ll be eligible for major medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, company-paid Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, and many other benefits.

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    In-Store Management, Home Office & Distribution Center Careers

    Immediate eligibility for major medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, company-paid Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, critical illness plans, and other benefits.

    After 1 year of service, you’ll receive company-paid short and long-term disability coverage.

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    Same Day Pay

    In-Store Hourly, Field Manager and Distribution Center team members can access a portion of their earned wages before payday.

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    Start a 401(k) Employee Savings Plan, and we’ll match a percentage of your savings after 90 days.

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    Employee Stock Purchase Program

    Buy Cracker Barrel shares through convenient payroll deductions.

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    PERKS - Employee Discount Market

    Take 35% off store and retail items as well as discounts on travel, auto, local deals, health and wellness, entertainment, beauty and spa, mobile phone, and more!

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    Tuition Reimbursement

    Get a degree related to your field through an accredited college or university with course approval. If you receive a “B” or higher final grade, you can receive up to $1,000 per fiscal year (August – July)!

    *Available to Home Office and Field Manager employees.

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    Professional Development

    Our world-class training and development opportunities prepare you for any challenge. Learn the skills you need to work in our stores, become a shift lead, become a manager, and more!

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    Referral Program

    No one knows how to do the job here at Cracker Barrel better than our own people. You’ll get rewarded if you refer someone who’s a great fit at Cracker Barrel, and they get hired.

Great Leadership Deserves Great Rewards

We like to reward the leaders of our team with bonuses that are paid quarterly based on their store’s sales and labor. Our performance-based plan is based on net sales and goals achieved. When you do exceptional work, you’ll get recognized in extraordinary ways.

*Note: The bonus plan is subject to change at any time.

Ready to join our team?

Cracker Barrel Careers