According to the folks at Cracker Barrel, their mission is simply "to please people," which they've been doing since opening the original Cracker Barrel in Tennessee back in 1969. The place is a combination restaurant and old country store, with a bygone era atmosphere. At Cracker Barrel, you'll find everything you love about country cooking, plus a few items that might surprise you. Classic dishes include old favorites like meatloaf, chicken n' dumplins, roast beef and plenty of tasty country vegetables on the menu. And hey, where else can you get fried chicken livers or breaded fried okra these days? This is American comfort food at its best.