There isn’t a cutting edge in the entire place, and therein lies the strength of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Its folksy demeanor and down-home cooking is a refuge for those who seek comfort in a tumultuous world. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to America’s most comfortable restaurant and this year’s winner of Restaurant Hospitality’s Chain of the Year. By Polly LaHue Cracker Jack Cracker Barrel There’s been a lot written in recent years about comfort food. During tough times, pundits ...

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