LEBANON, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as Americans plan their Thanksgiving celebrations, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® announced Heat n' Serve Holiday Family Meals To-Go, a new way to enjoy Cracker Barrel's famous Thanksgiving dinner from the comfort of home. Families may preorder Heat n' Serve Holiday Meals To-Go online at crackerbarrel.com and pick them up beginning the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Heat n' Serve Holiday Meals are made ahead of time and go from oven to table in two hours or less.
With the help of some of the more than 72,000 employees across Cracker Barrel's 641 locations, Cracker Barrel expects to serve approximately 1.5 million guests over the Thanksgiving holiday so they may spend less time in the kitchen and more time building meaningful connections with their friends and families. For those who want to spend even less time in the kitchen, this year Cracker Barrel will again offer Homestyle Turkey n' Dressing Family Meals To-Go that can be picked up hot and ready to serve. Additionally, all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day to serve a special Homestyle Turkey n' Dressing Meal to dine-in guests. "Preparing the Thanksgiving meal can be quite a chore," said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Executive Chef Bill Kintzler. "Our new Heat n' Serve Holiday Family Meals To-Go not only take the legwork out of preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but also give people more time to relax and enjoy the day with their loved ones. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Cracker Barrel's mission of Pleasing People takes on special meaning as we help families save time and ease their minds during a busy holiday season. We look forward to serving a record number of guests this Thanksgiving Day." On Thanksgiving Day, Cracker Barrel estimates it will serve approximately: