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Cracker Barrel has expanded its test of beer and wine sales in the homestyle dining rooms, accounting for about 1% of sales.

Family dining chains reposition to steal the independent restaurant diner

Cracker Barrel, IHOP and Denny’s tailor offerings to lure guests from struggling full-service competitors

In the COVID-19 pandemic’s wake, multi-unit family-dining brands have torn pages from the casual-dining menu playbook, seeing an opening in the marketplace where independent sit-down restaurants have closed and full-service chains have struggled.

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