The popular Southern chain restaurant, Cracker Barrel, has announced its first location in the greater Sacramento region. It will be located in Rocklin at the Rocklin Station project. This announcement comes as Cracker Barrel is expanding into California. Their first California location will be in Victorville. Who knows – maybe Elk Grove will be next!
Cracker Barrel History
More than 45 years ago, a Tennessee man named Dan Evins saw an unmet need. The American Interstate was expanding—connecting people to new places—but travelers couldn’t count on a consistent, quality place to stop along the way. To stretch their legs, refuel, and find a good meal at a fair price. Evins had a vision to build an old country store to meet their needs—a place that preserved the ingredients of country life to share with travelers on the road, and families from nearby.
Before Evins knew it, the idea was much bigger than him. Built by hard work, a mission of Pleasing People, and strong values to do the right thing, the cooks, wait staff, operators and Evins’ Uncle Herschel McCartney—described as the “soul” of Cracker Barrel—created more than a respite. They set an iconic American family table for generations to come.
Cracker Barrel’s menu is based on traditional Southern cuisine, with appearance and decor designed to resemble an old-fashioned general store. Each restaurant features a front porch lined with wooden rocking chairs, a stone fireplace, and decorative artifacts from the local area. Cracker Barrel is known for its partnerships with country music performers. It has received attention for its charitable activities, such as its assistance of victims of Hurricane Katrina and injured war veterans.