Analyst: More summer travel likely to help Cracker Barrel sales

Increased vacation travel this summer likely had a positive impact on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.'s fourth-quarter results, which the company is scheduled to report next month, according to an analyst.

Brad Ludington of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. wrote in a research note Thursday that stable gas prices helped boost summer travel, which would have benefited the family-dining chain's 593 restaurants, the majority of which are located along interstate highways.

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