Michael Woodhouse

Cracker Barrel chairman to retire

Management succession plans continue as investor Sardar Biglari pushes for change

Michael Woodhouse, a 17-year veteran of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., will retire as executive chairman this year in a continuing management overhaul for the family-dining restaurant operator amid pressure from activist investor Sardar Biglari.

Woodhouse will be succeeded by James W. Bradford, who will serve as non-executive chairman. Bradford is dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management at V

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