Cracker Barrel Rewarding Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposals With a Chance to Win Free Food For a Year

Joel Eisenberg

The promotion runs for a limited time, and five couples will be announced as winners.
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I write extensively about the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain on NewsBreak. Most of my recent articles have detailed business matters such as store closings and openings. Rarely have I strayed from that formula as such news breaks on an ongoing basis. However, this piece can fairly be considered a happy exception.

I will get to that in a moment. First, I will share a current Cracker Barrel restaurant location count, courtesy of There are 665 Cracker Barrel stores in the United States as of January 23, 2023. The state with the most number of Cracker Barrel locations in the U.S. is Florida, with 60 stores, which is about 9% of all Cracker Barrel stores in the U.S.

Though the company’s footprint remains sizable, as I have also shared in previous NewsBreak articles it has also faced its share of financial challenges.

For the company’s marketing division, it is considered high-time to share some positive news with the public. That news is as follows: Cracker Barrel is celebrating Valentine’s Day at all their national locations via a limited-time promotion whereby five couples will be selected as winners.

Let us explore further.

Cracker Barrel, 2023

According to a February 5th report from, entitled “This Valentines’ Day, Propose at Cracker Barrel and You Might Just Win Free Food For a Year,” the winning couples will be announced shortly after the informal holiday.

As excerpted from the report: The restaurant chain has announced a romantic new venture for Valentine’s Day. Five lucky couples will have the chance to win free Cracker Barrel for a year, according to its website. Here’s the catch: To have a shot at the tantalizing prize, each couple will need to get engaged at a Cracker Barrel location.

Specific rules can be found on, which includes posting a video of the proposal and tagging the company’s Instagram account. The dates for submission are February 10 - February 16.


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter — including the nature of the proposals and an announcement of the winners: I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

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