Cracker Barrel Just Announced Some Major Menu Changes

On August 23, Cracker Barrel announced promising new fall recipes that are, essentially, twists on existing menu items (per PR Newswire). According to Sarah Breymaier, Cracker Barrel’s director of menu strategy, the chain is, “always exploring opportunities to offer guests new and flavorful twists on our traditional, made-from-scratch homestyle meals.” And in this case, it would appear that the aim is spot on. We’re talking about the Kick’n Ranch Fried Chicken (which is a twist on Cracker Barrel’s bone-in Southern Fried Chicken), and the white cheddar cheese bites and country fried pickles that comprise the new sharable Barrel Bites items. It’s available starting now and through October 9. 

In addition, the beverage menu will now be offering a boozy twist on a traditional sip: Jack Daniels Country Cocktail Southern Peach. And also for a limited time, the chain is introducing the “quintessential” side of broccoli cheese casserole. Cracker Barrel will also serve up new treats with an apple streusel pie and a Peanut Butter Cup Mocha with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate and peanut butter sauces. While that last one isn’t exactly a riff on a tradition, the stats on America’s love for lattes suggests it could be a hit anyway. And if it doesn’t work for you, there’s always our best peanut butter latte recipe.