The Covid-19 pandemic really rocked the restaurant industry. Favorite chains closed (I miss you so much Sweet Tomatoes), menus shifted, and for many customers, cooking dinner at home became a necessity. Restaurants are slowly reopening, but a lot of customers are still wary of dining in due to coronavirus. So what do restaurants do? They start offering new and exciting changes, including a new beer and wine program at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Cracker Barrel Introduces Beer, Wine, and Mimosas to Dining Room Menus
According to Nation's Restaurant News, Cracker Barrel restaurants are expecting "choppy" profits this quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I think everyone is having trouble predicting what's going to happen," CEO Sandra B. Cochran told investors during a third-quarter earnings call Tuesday morning.
To get customers back through the door, Cracker Barrel is accelerating programs it started to test before the pandemic, one of them adding beer and wine to the menu. Currently, 20 restaurants are testing beer and wine sales before Cracker Barrel rolls it out company-wide. The company is also testing out new menu items including a chicken pot pie and Saturday fried pork chops.
According to Mix 105.1, Select locations in Orlando, Florida are serving the new beer and wine menu and customers are loving it so far! The chain is testing out orange and strawberry mimosas. There is no info yet on the beer and wine offerings at the select locations.
Cracker Barrel is adding beer, wine and mimosas to their menu???? WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!!! 🥂
— Stephanie (@swaywood) June 4, 2020
Will these delicious brunch drinks be coming to a Cracker Barrel dining room near you? There's a big possibility they will be. Can you imagine how incredible it would be to be able to enjoy hashbrown casserole, biscuits, eggs, and mimosas all together? Sorry expensive brunch spots with a line out the kazoo, I'm heading to Cracker Barrel ASAP.