Calera Cracker Barrel names Betts new general manager

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Randall Betts to the position of general manager of its Calera location.

Betts has been with the company since August 2008, most recently as part of the management team in Calera. Before joining Cracker Barrel, he had more than 30 years experience in the restaurant industry.

As general manager of the Calera location, Betts will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day business and ensuring that all guests receive the great Cracker Barrel experience that they have come to expect. He invites you to stop by to eat, shop, and relax.

The Calera Cracker Barrel unit is located at Interstate 65 and U.S. 31.

The Calera location features the working cobblestone fireplace, retail store filled with nostalgic favorites, gifts and collectibles, and traditional, homemade fixin’s that Cracker Barrel restaurants are known for across the country.

The first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unit was opened near Lebanon, Tenn., about 30 miles east of Nashville, in September 1969. For 19 consecutive years, Restaurants & Institutions magazine has named Cracker Barrel “Best in Family Dining” among chain restaurants.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants provide a friendly home-away-from-home in their old country stores and restaurants.

Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage, all at a fair price.

The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken and dumplings as well as its signature biscuits, which are created from scratch using an old family recipe.

The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.

Cracker Barrel was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. operates 593 company-owned locations in 41 states.

Every Cracker Barrel is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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