Cracker Barrel’s comps rise despite ebb in traffic

LEBANON Tenn. CBRL Group Inc., parent of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and gift shop brand, said same-store restaurant sales increased 1.6 percent for the six weeks ended Aug. 3, versus the same period a year earlier. The result was spurred by higher menu prices that offset declining traffic.

The July same-store sales jump reflected a 1.9-percent rise in average checks, aided by an average menu price increase of 2 percent, the company

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