Cracker Barrel’s generous total management cash compensation package is derived from two sources—salary and bonus. It is this two-part package that places our Managers’ total average income above the industry average. Please note that a significant portion of this total compensation is derived from the Bonus Plan.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store makes every effort to ensure that its management salary is fair, consistent and competitive within the full-service restaurant industry. Several factors are considered when determining a manager's starting salary, including:
Available Bonus Plans
Restaurant: General and Associate
Manager bonus plans are based on sales and profit performance. The store’s
bonus pool increases as sales and profits exceed those of the prior
year. There are also cost control goals (Labor and Food Costs) that
allows the store’s management team to increase their bonus even
further. The bonus pool is split among the management team. The General
Manager receives 60% of the pool. The remaining 40% is distributed among
the store’s Associate Managers at the General Manager’s
All Store Management salary reviews
are conducted on a common annual review date. Salary increases are based
on several factors, including individual and store performance, leadership,
operations knowledge and hire date (first year only).
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