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Whoa, So This Is Cracker Barrel's Busiest Day of the Year

Southern Living logo Southern Living 11/8/2018 Perri Ormont Blumberg
a man and a woman standing in front of a store © Courtesy Cracker Barrel

Are you headed to Cracker Barrel this Thanksgiving? You'll be in plenty of company.

Thanksgiving is actually the busiest day of the year for the beloved eatery, established in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1969. According to a company press release, Cracker Barrel estimates it will serve approximately 650,000 pounds of turkey, 8 million ounces of gravy, 1.6 million ounces of cranberry relish, and 1.1 million slices of pie this year over the Thanksgiving holiday. If you prefer to eat your Cracker Barrel cuisine at home, you can also take advantage of their dinner catering options and meals to-go.

“Thanksgiving centers on the ideas of quality time and tradition, and through our meal offerings, we hope to take the legwork out of preparing a traditional holiday meal and give families more time to spend together,” said Cracker Barrel Vice President of Culinary Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer in the same statement. “Today’s families find it more and more difficult to gather for a meal, so we work hard year-round to provide a home-away-from-home environment for our guests to come and connect with their loved ones."

This year, as part of their ongoing charitable initiatives for military families, Cracker Barrel will host the Great American Bake Sale. If you purchase a whole pie from a Cracker Barrel location or a cheesecake (or both) from shop.crackerbarrel.com on November 18th, the company will donate 50% of the proceeds to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit which supports the men and women who fight to protect our country and their families.

Craving Cracker Barrel before T-Day? Head on over today to satisfy your hankering for their biscuits — though you may want to brush up on Things Southerners Do While We Wait for a Table at Cracker Barrel first.

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