Cracker Barrel Headquarters
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee
Client: Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc.
Lose & Associates developed the 83-acre campus master plan for Cracker Barrel’s corporate offices and training center. The design reflected the chain’s rural character and included creation of wetland areas for wildlife habitat, a large wildflower area and a hardwood forest of 600 newly planted trees. The design also featured a computerized irrigation system utilizing non-potable water. The project was completed in three phases. Phase 1 included the administrative office building, employee garden with water feature emulating a Tennessee mountain stream, a lake adjoining a wooded area with trails and twenty re-forested acres. Phase 2 consisted of construction of the finance center and six-acre lake along with planting of aquatic plants and ornamental grasses as nesting places for waterfowl. Phase 3 added a 100,000-square-foot warehouse conversion to offices for operations and training.