Guests Can Treat Mom to New Chicken Tenders, Barrel Bites, Seasonal Beverages, Special Gifts and More

/PRNewswire/ — Just in time for Mother’s Day, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is introducing new homestyle favorites, crafted with care, including Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders, “Barrel Bites” – sweet Biscuit Beignets and savory Loaded Hashbrown Casserole Tots designed for the whole table to enjoy – and limited-time beverages, at restaurants nationwide. Whether dining-in or curbside, families can take advantage of Cracker Barrel’s one-stop-shopping experience for Mother’s Day, with everything from new menu options and homestyle meals to unique gift options to show how much they care for the women in their lives this Mother’s Day.

“Cracker Barrel is excited to welcome guests back into our stores where we are serving new additions like our Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders and summertime classics like our Southern Fried Chicken – all handmade with care and perfect for Mother’s Day,” said Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Tate. “Whether guests are dining in with us, ordering to-go, or surprising Mom with a made-from-scratch meal, our new menu items and fan favorites are all crafted with care to help families create unforgettable memories together this summer.”

Cracker Barrel’s new menu additions and limited-time offerings include:

  • Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders: New this summer, guests can enjoy crispy hand-breaded and fried chicken tenders, served with dill pickle ranch sauce. Guests can complete this meal by choosing from two or three Country Sides, plus hand-rolled buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins and real butter.
  • Sweet n’ Smoky Glazed Tenders: Another new option, these crispy tenders are fried and tossed with maple bacon glaze, then served with buttermilk ranch for dipping along with two Country Sides.
  • Barrel Bites: These provide a little something for you or the whole table to enjoy. Choose from new Loaded Hashbrown Casserole Tots, Cracker Barrel’s famous Hashbrown Casserole fried into crispy, bite-sized tater tots loaded with bacon pieces and melted Colby cheese, and served with buttermilk ranch dressing for dipping, or new Biscuit Beignets made with deep-fried buttermilk biscuit dough tossed in cinnamon sugar with butter pecan sauce for dipping.
  • Fruit Stand Tea: For a limited time, enjoy freshly brewed iced tea infused with peach, apricot, and dark cherry flavors.
  • Buttercrunch Caramel Latte: This fan favorite is back for a limited time and contains a blend of butterscotch and caramel flavors, finished with whipped cream, toffee almond crumbles, caramel drizzle, and a butterscotch thin stick. Enjoy it iced or hot.

In addition, families looking for convenient Mother’s Day meal and gifting options can enjoy:

  • Cracker Barrel’s Mother’s Day Family Meal Basket Special: Make it easy for the family to serve mom a delicious meal this Mother’s Day. Guests who purchase an All-Day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal Basket or Sunday Homestyle Chicken® Family Meal Basket for Mother’s Day weekend will receive a free $10 Bonus Card for Mom to shop at Cracker Barrel anytime May 8-June 13.
  • Gifting with Care: With Cracker Barrel’s collection of distinctive gifts, guests can show mom or other loved ones how much they care with hand-selected items from the Old Country Store. The perfect Mother’s Day gift is easy to find with a variety of spa, gardening, music and summer-themed items. For creative gifting inspiration for Mother’s Day and any occasion, visit, and share your unique finds using #CrackerBarrelFinds.

For those planning additional summer gatherings, Cracker Barrel’s made-from-scratch Southern Fried Chicken Family Meal Basket To-Go is the perfect staple for picnics and outdoor activities – it even comes complete with a picnic basket-style box to carry the meal! The Meal Basket includes 12 pieces of bone-in, fried chicken with honey and is served with Buttermilk Biscuits and the choice of two homestyle Summer Sides such as Green Beans, Macaroni n’ Cheese, Hashbrown Casserole, Cole Slaw and more.

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About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) shares warm welcomes and friendly service while offering guests quality homestyle food and unique shopping – all at a fair price. By creating a world filled with hospitality and charm through an experience that combines dining and shopping, guests are cared for like family. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel and its affiliates operate more than 660 company-owned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 45 states and own the breakfast and lunch focused fast-casual Maple Street Biscuit Company® restaurants. For more information about the company, visit

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