UPDATE: Rockwall Cracker Barrel Accepting Applications, Projected Opening in December

Iconic Cracker Barrel goodies. Photo by Dawn Redig.

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2019) With Cracker Barrel expected to open in Rockwall in early December, the Corporate Communications Office informed Blue Ribbon News today that employment applications are now being accepted. They plan to hire 175 full and part-time employees – including all skill positions on both the restaurant and retail side – here at its 53rd location in Texas.

Candidates are encouraged to apply here.

The Redig family celebrates Grandma’s birthday at a local Cracker Barrel.

Blue Ribbon News was also given a sneak peak first look at some of the antiques that will line Rockwall’s – well…walls.

One of the most distinguishable aspects of Cracker Barrel is the authentic memorabilia and Americana décor that reflects the unique families and culture of the community it serves. Each collection of décor that goes into a store is carefully planned and curated. It’s all genuine artifacts pulled from Cracker Barrel’s Décor Warehouse, which houses over 90,000 pieces of antiques – no replicas – located at its headquarters in Tennessee.

They mock up the design of each new store’s decor at the Décor Warehouse and always tailor a few of the walls to be reflective of the local community, including its history and heritage. These photos are a mock store meant to represent the walls of the Rockwall store – including an oil wall that includes a Texaco oil sign, oil cans and hand-drawn diagrams of refineries that captures the rich history the oil and gas industry has in the state of Texas; a sporting wall that showcases antique fishing poles and other fishing equipment to pay homage to the large commercial fishing industry that is present in Texas; a wall that showcases the influence of the cattle industry in the area. The wall includes a rodeo sign, saddle and lasso as a tribute to the history of rodeos in Texas, which dates back to 1883 in Pecos. This was one of the first rodeos on record and the first to give away prizes. In 1917, the first indoor rodeo took place in nearby Fort Worth.

A farming and agriculture wall pays homage to the vast agriculture industry throughout the state. Other walls within the store are dedicated to America’s heritage, including a food wall with various vintage food ads, pots and pans; a toy wall, complete with a toy horse, bowling pin and various board games; and a section dedicated to shoes with a shoe stretcher and old school shoe ads.

The story of how this program got started is incredibly fascinating. Meet Larry Singleton, the man with the coolest job in America.

Cracker Barrel broke ground in May at 845 E. I-30 (near Kohl’s). The 10,000+ sq. ft. building (including the front porch) will seat 180 guests at one time.

By Dawn Redig, Blue Ribbon News. Photos and info courtesy of Cracker Barrel Corporate Communications. 

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