Cracker Barrel, Biglari escalate board battle

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the parties that received a phone message from Cracker Barrel's chairman.

Both Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. and activist investor and restaurant executive Sardar Biglari ratcheted up their public positions this week in Biglari’s fight to gain a board seat at the restaurant company, which so far has resisted his bid.

Last week, Biglari, the chief executive of Steak N Shake and Western Sizzlin paren

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