LEBANON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether you like them with real butter, jelly or jam, served flaky or chewy, biscuits will be front and center at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® on May 14th for National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. All day long, Cracker Barrel will be serving up plates of hot made-from-scratch biscuits.
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day celebrates an iconic American side item and puts in on center stage – or the center of your table. While it’s not clear who created the holiday, it’s clear where people can go to celebrate – Cracker Barrel.
Cracker Barrel has been using real buttermilk in their made-from-scratch biscuits for 45 years, since the day they opened their doors in 1969. Today, they serve more than 200 million biscuits annually, so they definitely know a thing or two about the topic.
A few Cracker Barrel biscuit tidbits:
- If you stacked all of the biscuits Cracker Barrel served in a year, they would be as tall as Mt. Everest.
- Stacked on their side, these biscuits would stretch from the Cracker Barrel headquarters in Tennessee to Seattle and back.
- On a typical day, Cracker Barrel uses 70,000 pounds of flour to produce their made-from-scratch biscuits and dumplins.
- To make biscuits, Cracker Barrel uses enough buttermilk to fill nearly 100 railroad tanker cars.
“We celebrate biscuits every day, but it’s fun to join with others across the nation to honor a food that directly relates to our values of family and comfort,” said Chris Ciavarra, senior vice president of marketing for Cracker Barrel. “Like Cracker Barrel, biscuits have deep Southern roots. We serve our biscuits hot right from the oven. Many guests top them with our natural apple butter made the old-fashioned way with natural ingredients like plump, ripened apples and ground spices kettle-cooked and simmered to perfection.”
Looking for place to celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit day? Look no further than any of Cracker Barrel’s 634 stores. To find a Cracker Barrel location nearest you, visit www.crackerbarrel.com/locations-and-hours.
About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage... all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins, as well as its made-from-scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 634 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® location is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.