Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. today announced that Craig Pommells will join the Company to become its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with an anticipated start date of December 6.

He will report to the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra B. Cochran.

“We are very excited to have Craig join the Cracker Barrel executive team,” says Cochran. “I am confident that Craig’s track record of outstanding financial leadership, extensive industry expertise, and strategic planning talent will make him an outstanding addition to both the team and the Company and help us position Cracker Barrel for continued success.”

Mr. Pommells has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Lobster. Prior to Red Lobster, he spent more than 10 years with Darden Restaurants in various finance and business analytics roles. Mr. Pommells holds an MBA from Rollins College and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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