Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store roadside sign. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
14 Menu Items You Should Never Order At Cracker Barrel
By Michael R. Stridsberg
A recent study has found a significant link between eating out frequently and early mortality. By dining out in moderation and making healthier choices you can lower your risk of weight gain, heart disease, stroke, and other problems. With that in mind, we've put together 14 menu items to avoid at Cracker Barrel the next time you visit.
This combination of two eggs, a choice of chicken-fried chicken or country-fried steak, and biscuits and gravy totals up to 1,320 calories, 72 grams of fat, and 510 milligrams of cholesterol The latter being almost two days' worth of what the FDA recommends.
Grandpa's Breakfast
This trademarked feast contains between 1,120 and 1,310 calories. The 8-ounce country ham portion alone carries 10g of saturated fat and 3,360 milligrams of sodium. Cured ham also has higher levels of harmful carcinogens which rise even more when it’s reheated.
Country Boy Breakfast
This breakfast of two pancakes, two eggs, and a choice of smoked sausage or bacon contains roughly 1,490 calories and 73g of sugar. Even if you ignore the high fat and sodium levels, a study in the European Journal of Nutrition has linked excessive sugar to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Stuffed Cheesecake Pancakes
One portion of this meal has 1,060 calories, 58 grams of fat, and 2,740 milligrams of sodium. Make sure to stay mindful that the chicken portion of this meal appears in other menu items like the Homestyle Chicken Salad and Homestyle Chicken BLT ratcheting up the negative nutritional factors.
Sunday Homestyle Chicken