There are four Cracker Barrel Old Country locations in Colorado, all along I-25, from Pueblo to Loveland. Will just one or all of them see the changes that Cracker Barrel is making?

There's definitely something comforting about Cracker Barrels. Otherwise, there wouldn't be over 650 of them across the nation. That "southern country vibe" that the restaurants bring can put you at ease; the stores attached are great for finding a gift for Mom or something for the home.

Cracker Barrels seems like a place where families go for a meal; you don't normally see one person dining alone. It also seems like a place for the older generations, a place that takes you back to a time when things were "easier."

Even just writing up this story, looking at that menu gets me hungry to stop in at the Cracker Barrel in Loveland on my way home. Why not? Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner (they have breakfast all day, you know.)

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Changes Coming to Colorado Cracker Barrel Locations

After over 50 years in business, things aren't going "as great" as they once were. According to, the company's new CEO (who came from Taco Bell) is looking to change things up for the company.

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What Changes Will Colorado Cracker Barrels See?

The new Cracker Barrel CEO plans:

  • Getting younger people to embrace the restaurant chain.
  • Improving the company's digital presence; younger people means understanding how they use all the platforms.
  • Improving things for employees of Cracker Barrel.
  • Revamping the menu. As they revamp the offerings, more than 20 menu items will be going away. That's a big one to me. Over 20?
  • Remodeling of stores. They project upwards of 30 stores will be remodeled; hopefully at least one of those is in Colorado.

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