Road to the 2016 USA Barbecue Championship: Cracker Barrel in Kingman, Arizona
A place I have always wanted to try is the Cracker Barrel. The last time I had seen one was on another road trip back in the 1990s. We had stopped by right after it had closed for the day and hadn’t been to one since. But, after 25 years, a Cracker Barrel location was just within reach for this particular trip in Kingman, AZ. They have 641 locations across the USA with the first location opening back in 1969 in Lebanon, TN. It is country cooking, comfort food, and down-home hospitality that keeps Cracker Barrel going strong even after all these years. The other fascinating fact about Cracker Barrel – all of the locations are corporate-owned, no franchises.
The Kingman location opened on April 5, 1999, and has been serving locals and travelers alike for almost 18 years.