Cracker Barrel Tenant Overview

Net Lease Advisor Tenant Cracker Barrel


  • Rental increase throughout primary term of the lease
  • Absolute NNN leases
  • Strong real estate fundamentals
  • Corporate guarantee


  • No credit ratings
  • Low comparable data

Earnings Highlights

Earnings Summary
  • The Company reported fourth quarter total revenue of $830.4 million. Compared to the prior year Q4, total revenue increased 5.9%.
  • GAAP net income was $33.4 million, or 4.0% of total revenue. EBITDA1 was $62.4 million, or 7.5% of total revenue.

Tenant Description

Cracker Barrel is one of the most popular casual dining restaurants and is a high demand net lease investment due to the successful concept.

It is uncommon to find a Cracker Barrel in the net lease market, because they do not franchise any of their restaurants. This creates unique factors surrounding these assets. The competition to purchase a Cracker Barrel is stiff for the few locations that come on to the market. All Cracker Barrel locations are corporate guaranteed, creating a higher demand and lower cap rates for these assets. Most Cracker Barrel net leases properties offer an investor long-term security and no management responsibilities. Their leases generally have rent increases with 5 year options.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened back in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee and now has over 660 locations in 45 states. The restaurants serve up home-style country food. Cracker Barrel is a highly differentiated concept that's difficult to list in a particular casual dining category since they have the unique retail store that separates them from most other casual dining restaurants.

Average Cap Rate
Trailing 12-month average, *with limited comps*
Average Property & Lease
Average Sale Price $4,397,000
NOI $202,298
$/Square Foot $366 - $489
Building SF 9,000 - 12,000
Lot Size 1.6 - 3 Acres
Lease Term 10 Years
Escalations 10% Every 5 Years
Stock Symbol CBRL
Credit Rating
Moody's N/A
Average Cap Rate Trend
Rates reflect year-over-year comparison
Recent Sales Comps
Phoenix, AZ 4.00%
O'Fallon, MO 5.25%