Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Opens in Tualatin, Oregon

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store announces the opening of its store in Tualatin, Ore., the first Cracker Barrel location on the West Coast. On Monday, April 17 at 6 a.m. PDT, residents of the Portland area will begin enjoying the unique blend of dining and shopping that is found only at Cracker Barrel.

Cracker Barrel plans to bring its homestyle, authentic cooking and range of high-quality retail offerings, all offered at a fair price, to three more Portland-area locations. Cracker Barrel's entry into the Portland area marks a key expansion of Cracker Barrel's footprint and the brand's commitment to deliver to new guests the unique experience that has made Cracker Barrel so popular.

"With the opening of our first store in the Portland area, Cracker Barrel is bringing its mission of 'Pleasing People' to the West Coast," said Nick Flanagan, Senior Vice President, Restaurant & Retail Operations at Cracker Barrel. "Cracker Barrel has sourced high-quality ingredients from the West Coast for its stores for many years, and we are looking forward to growing as a member of the Tualatincommunity. We invite everyone in the Portland area to relax, dine and shop in what we hope will become their 'home away from home.'"

At the new store, guests will be able to enjoy breakfast all day, with lunch and dinner options beginning at 11 a.m., including meals prepared from scratch like homemade chicken n' dumplins, as well as the Wholesome Fixins menu of classic country meals with a lighter twist. Each Cracker Barrel store is uniquely decorated with real Americana artifacts, memorabilia and signage. In Tualatin, Cracker Barrel's new store celebrates the history and culture of the local area through decorative walls that pay homage to the famous Oregon Trail, the region's contributions to agriculture and music, Portland's status as a research hub and to the much-loved pastimes of bicycling and skiing. Guests will also enjoy shopping in the old country store for toys, games, food items, apparel, accessories and other unique items.

Cracker Barrel, who features music in the retail portion of its many stores, has partnered with the Youth Music Project, a local Oregonorganization, and country artist Lauren Alaina to encourage guests to join them in supporting music education in the area. Cracker Barrel is providing support to Youth Music Group's scholarship program to send children in need to summer music camp and on Saturday, April 8, Cracker Barrel kicked off a "Sounds Like Home" event with Youth Music Project at the Cracker Barrel store in Tualatinby hosting elementary-age children, who received a private music lesson from Alaina. As part of the "Sounds Like Home" program, Youth Music Project students will join and perform alongside Lauren Alaina on stage at the Oregon Jamboree Music Festival in August.

The Tualatin 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. With this location, Cracker Barrel brings approximately 180 full and part-time jobs to the Portland-area. William Morrison has been named general manager and has worked at Cracker Barrel for nearly 20 years.

Cracker Barrel serves an average of 1,000 guests a day in its 643 restaurants and old country stores located in 44 states.

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