LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The High Desert is slated to get a taste of country cooking as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store plans to open its first California location in Victorville.

The city posted a blueprint of the new restaurant and store on its Facebook page and wrote: “Guess who submitted plans to build here in Victorville! Plans are in City Hall – first in California!”

The plan is to build its new location on Restaurant Row off Amargosa Road.

“We we’re thrilled to receive their plans today and look forward to working with them to open as quickly as they would like. We’ve become a city of firsts,” Victorville City Manager Doug Robertson told VVNG.com Thursday.

There are 641 Cracker Barrel locations across the United States. Its first restaurant/store opened in Lebanon, Tenn., in 1969.

Comments (8)
  1. Deb Olvey says:

    I emailed the company to ask for verification they’re coming to California. I received an email in reply denying any plans at present to open California locations. Where is this story coming from if Cracker Barrel is denying it?

    Dear Debra,

    Thanks for contacting us here at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. We appreciate your interest in our development program and your suggestion to locate in California.

    We are working our way out west and right now our most western locations are Boise, Idaho, Las Vegas, NV, and Kingman, Arizona. Cracker Barrel has no immediate plans to expand into California however we do anticipate looking at the possibility again in another year or two.

    Thanks again for your suggestion. We sure hope you’ll get the opportunity to visit a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in the very near future.


    Bobbye Brawner
    Guest Relations Representative
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

  2. Cracker Barrel was in Buena Park for many years but closed about 10 years ago. Dentist office there now. Corner of Western and Orangethorpe. Victorville NOT NOT NOT first in Southern California. Kinnerrenee@yahoo.com