Construction on the first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in California began yesterday in Victorville.
According to Breanna Straessle, Manager of Corporate Communications for Cracker Barrel, this will be the 649th Cracker Barrel location when it opens in Victorville in February, 2018. They are planning to hire approximately 200 full and part-time employees.
The 10,000+ square-foot building (including the classic front porch complete with rocking chairs), will be located at 11612 Amargosa Road, and will sit 180 guests at one time. The antique decor will be customized to the local community, and the design team is scheduled to start researching the High Desert area and selecting antique decor in the next few weeks.
The restaurant chain, known for its Southern cuisine, is currently in 44 states, and entering California will make it 45 states across the country.