Nevada, United States – A Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened on July 22, in Las Vegas, Nevada, during a special cutting ribbon ceremony. This is Cracker Barrel 639th store in the United States. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Cracker Barrel to the community and presented the store’s team with a plaque.

Tomorrow, 25, 2016 will be Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Day, according to Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, District F. The 10,000 square-foot store, and the front porch can seat 180 guests, and it’s going to create around 212 new jobs. Alongside with the restaurant, the store offers a unique retail store with gifts. The store is decorated with an array of original pieces of Americana and genuine artifacts that pay homage to fashion, movies, travel and gambling uniquely from Las Vegas.

Photo courtesy Clark County.
Photo courtesy Clark County.

“I am thrilled to welcome Cracker Barrel to Las Vegas and Nevada. I believe it will be so successful; Cracker Barrel will want to open many more in Clark County. There are many people here who would patronize it,” stated Brager.

In Cracker Barrel lunch and dinner choices start at 11 am, with breakfast being available all day.

Breakfast favorites from the menu include Momma’s French Toast Breakfast, consisting of four slices of Sourdough French Toast with fruit topping, 100% Pure Natural Syrup, two eggs, smoked sausage patties, thick-sliced bacon, turkey sausage or turkey bacon. The Good Morning Breakfast is also a good choice, with two scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, savory cheese grits, fresh seasonal fruit and sliced tomatoes. Both dishes pair well with Cracked Barrel’s premium blend coffee.

For lunch, the Chicken N’ Dumplings Platter is a classic, featuring chicken tenderloins and hand-made dumplings; or the Pepper-Grilled Sirloin, where the meat is seasoned with fresh cracked black pepper and served with mixed seasonal vegetables and brown rice pilaf.

Finally, dinner options include the Roast Beef Dinner, where the beef is slow roasted up to 14 hours until fork tender and paired with mashed potatoes with gravy and sweet whole baby carrots. For dessert, there is a new dish called the Multiberry Cobbler Sundae, where the vanilla ice cream is blended with blackberry and cobbler crust pieces, topped with fresh strawberries, pecan streusel, and blackberry compote.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is located at 8350 Dean Martin Dr. north of the Silverton. The store will open seven days a week from 6 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 6 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday.

An American Classic

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was founded in 1969 by Dan Evins, who initially developed the restaurant as a plan to improve gasoline sales –Evins was also a sales representative for Shell Oil-, the first restaurant opened in Lebanon, Tennessee.

The restaurant and gift shop was a success and in the early seventies the company leased land on gasoline station sites near interstate highways to build restaurants and had the option of gas pumps on-site.

When in the late seventies gas shortage became common, the firm started to build restaurants without pumps. This way, surely and slowly Cracked Barrel distanced itself from its origins and focused on its restaurant and gift sales revenues.

Its menu is based on “traditional Southern cuisine” and is suppose to resemble an old-fashioned general store through its appearance and décor.

Source: Nashville Post