A woman looking at merchandise at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Controversial Reason Cracker Barrel Once Prevented A Church Event
By Chase Shustack
Cracker Barrel is famous for its down-home Southern comfort food and its rustic general store full of knick-knacks and candy. However, some people link the restaurant to its fair share of scandals over the years, with most relating to allegations of bias against race and sexual orientation.
However, in 2019, Cracker Barrel made a surprise move of standing against Grayson Fritts, an extreme anti-LGBTQ pastor, and prevented his group from holding their event at the restaurant. Cracker Barrel referred to Fritts' sermons against the LGBTQ community as "statements of hate and divisiveness" and added, “The hospitality we practice is open for everyone."
Of course, this hasn’t sat well with all of the more conservative customers of Cracker Barrel, with some claiming the chain is going woke (according to The Columbia Star). However, this isn’t the first time the restaurant has been accused of this by its conservative customers, some of which were inexplicably upset at the inclusion of Impossible Sausage on the menu.