Cracker Barrel to open next month
The Cracker Barrel Chain is opening its restaurant in Southern Pines next month. The restaurant occupies two acres on the former site of John’s Barbecue And Seafood Restaurant. The parent company, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, paid a million six for the land on 15-501. The restaurant wil employ as many as 120 workers, a welcome economic boost locally during bad times nationally. The restaurant houses 58-hundred square feet of dining space and 32-hundred feet of retail. It’s grand opening is scheduled for Monday, July 11th.