Guests of Cracker Barrel are also invited to help America’s military families by participating in a giving campaign in support of Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit focused on building strong, stable and secure military families.
Cracker Barrel is proud to continue its support of military service members, veterans and their families through special recognition and donation efforts. On Nov. 11, Cracker Barrel will again offer veterans a complimentary piece of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake for dessert at all 646 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations to thank them for their service to our country.
Through Nov. 11, Cracker Barrel will donate 20 percent of proceeds from online and in-store purchases of Lodge cookware to Operation Homefront. Lodge items available at Cracker Barrel include cast-iron skillets, pans and griddles that have been favorites of home cooks and chefs alike for generations. Funds raised will be donated in the form of gift cards to help provide holiday meals to military families across the country.
“Supporting America’s military is core to who we are and what we stand for,” said Sloane Lucas, Cracker Barrel manager of corporate citizenship. “We are fortunate to be able to partner with organizations like Operation Homefront to express our gratitude for the sacrifices America’s service members make for our country. We look forward to again welcoming the men and women who have served our nation, and we invite all of our guests to join with us in honoring them.”
Operation Homefront serves America’s military families in numerous ways. Since its founding shortly after Sept. 11, the organization has fulfilled nearly 37,000 requests for emergency assistance, providing more than $21 million in financial aid to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent to military life.
“Operation Homefront is continually grateful for our partnership with Cracker Barrel and their generous support of veterans and military families,” said Jill Eskin-Smith, Operation Homefront senior director of corporate and foundation partnerships. “Thank you to Cracker Barrel and their guests who enable us to fulfill our mission to build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked to protect.”
Cracker Barrel has supported military-focused programs for many years, including Fisher House, National Military Family Association, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, United Through Reading, the National Museum of the United States Army and the Legion Fund, among many others. By supporting the families of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans, Cracker Barrel believes it can make a deeper, more meaningful and lasting impact.
Last year, Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation together contributed more than $430,000 to Operation Homefront through monetary and in-kind donations. Most recently, Cracker Barrel donated more than 1,100 of its iconic rocking chairs to Operation Homefront in support of its many programs, including “Homes on the Homefront” that helps place deserving veterans and their families in mortgage-free homes.
Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its affiliates operate 646 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store company-owned locations in 44 states and own the fast casual restaurants Holler & Dash. Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2016 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store the best family dining restaurant in America. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.