New York Cracker Barrel Restaurant Fails Critical Health Inspection

Joel Eisenberg

Some measures have reportedly since been deemed in compliance.
Cracker BarrelPhoto byShutterstock

Author’s Note

This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: and


I write extensively about the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain. In recent months, most of my articles on the subject have detailed unexpected restaurant closures. This piece, however, is different as it serves note of a failed inspection of a longstanding Cracker Barrel location.

Firstly, per’s most recently-updated count of operating locations: There are 660 Cracker Barrel restaurants in the United States as of July 05, 2023. The state with the most number of Cracker Barrel locations in the US is Florida, with 60 restaurants, which is about 9% of all Cracker Barrel restaurants in the US.

Let us explore further.

Cracker Barrel, 2023

According to a July 27th report from, the released Onondaga County Health Department inspection reports were for restaurants checked during the week of July 9 through 15. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store had several violations but one was critical: The improper cooling and refrigerated storage of potentially hazardous foods.

This critical violation has since been corrected. lists the restaurant location’s other violations:

  • Improper cleaning, washing and sanitizing of equipment and utensils. This violation was found two times.
  • Improper sanitary facilities and controls.
  • Improper construction and maintenance of physical facilities.

It is unclear as of press time if this location will temporarily close pending full compliance.


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

This is original content from NewsBreak’s Creator Program. Join today to publish and share your own content.

Comments / 0

Published by

I am an award-winning author, screenwriter for film and television, and producer. My mission on News Break is to share socially important perspectives on both culture and pop-culture. Member of PEN America, and the WGA.

Northridge, CA

More from Joel Eisenberg

Comments / 0