Benefits Cracker Barrel provides a competitive benefits package for its management personnel. As a valued employee of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, you become eligible for a variety of benefits along with the Health Benefit Plan, once eligibility requirements are met.
You pay contributions in pre-tax dollars through payroll deductions. Managers become eligible for group medical, dental, prescription and life coverage the month following or coinciding with their date of employment.
and Accidental Death &
If you enroll in the Health Benefit Plan, you will be enrolled for group life insurance at no extra charge. Your life insurance coverage is equal to two (2) times your annual base salary for employees up to age 65. After age 65, the life insurance benefit is reduced based on the following schedule:
If you are enrolled in the Health Benefit Plan and elect family health coverage, your covered dependents are covered for life insurance in the amount of $3,000.
If you die as a result of an accident and you are enrolled in the Health Benefits Plan, the Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Plan (for employees only) pays your beneficiary an amount equal to the amount of your Basic Life Coverage. AD&D benefits are also payable to you if you lose a limb or your sight. Actual benefits are based on the type of injury sustained.
Managers become eligible for reimbursement accounts
on the first day of the month following or coinciding with their date of employment.
Cracker Barrel automatically provides you with Short Term Disability (salary continuation) and Long Term Disability Insurance Coverage at no cost to you. Coverage begins after 90 days of continuous employment. Enrollment in the Health Benefit Plan is not required. These benefits are provided to you if you are unable to work for extended periods of time due to an accident or sickness or as the result of a pregnancy.
Coverage for salary continuation provides base salary compensation according to the following schedule:
After an employee has been disabled for 90 continuous day, he/she may be eligible for Long Term Disability benefits. If approved, Long Term Disability coverage provides a benefit of 60% of base pay until you return to work or possibly until age 65 if permanently disabled. Any Social Security or Workers' Compensation Benefits will offset salary continuation and Long Term Disability benefits.
The 401(k) Employee Savings Plan is designed for
long-term savings for retirement. It helps you set aside money for the
future now through automatic payroll deductions. You will be eligible
to participate in this benefit plan once you have met the following
You may enroll on the first day of any pay period and you may elect to contribute 1% to 50% of base and bonus income to the plan. The money is contributed on a pre-tax basis and reduces the amount of Federal taxes you pay. The Company will contribute $.25 for every $1.00 you invest in this plan, up to 6% of your salary that you elect to defer. You will be given a choice of funds in which to invest your savings.
If you participated in a qualified retirement plan
with a previous employer, after you begin your employment, you may “roll
over” the balance from that plan into Cracker Barrel’s 401(k)
plan following IRS guidelines. Please contact New York Life Investment Management
You may purchase Cracker Barrel stock through payroll deductions if you are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and have completed ninety (90) days of continuous employment with Cracker Barrel. The firm of Computershare administers this program. Information and enrollment forms may be obtained through the Benefits Department.
As a Cracker Barrel Manager, you’ll receive a 35% discount on purchases of retail and restaurant items.
A. After six months of continuous employment, you will earn
one (1) week of paid vacation.
NOTE: The two vacation weeks listed in “A” and “B” above must be used prior to your second anniversary or this vacation time will be forfeited.
Direct any questions about the Benefits Plan information noted above to the Benefits Department at 888-596-7878. More information about the benefit programs will be provided to you, as you become eligible to participate in them.
Each Manager is allowed one (1) free meal during each shift worked. Coffee and tea are free to any Cracker Barrel employee on duty.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service that helps employees and their family members deal with problems at home or work. EAP also provides management consultation for managers who would like assistance dealing with employee, coworker or supervisor issues. EAP counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a toll-free 1-800 number.
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