Editorial Results (free)
1. Mac Wiseman: Last of the original CMA board
- Friday, October 30, 2015
“Charley Pride was sitting right there in that same chair as you. We sang ‘Footprints in the Snow,’’’ says Mac Wiseman, the last surviving member of the original CMA board of directors, nodding to where I sit.
2. Cracker Barrel 4Q profit tops expectations, forecast misses
- Friday, September 11, 2015
LEBANON (AP) — Shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. dropped Wednesday, after the restaurant chain issued a disappointing profit outlook for its new fiscal year.
3. Karlen Evins finds her ‘most authentic self’ in farming
- Friday, September 18, 2015
A diminutive Karlen Evins walks from her vegetable garden to the reassembled church in which she lives, her arms full of just-picked corn, tomatoes, herbs and okra, and drops them on her kitchen counter.
4. Daschle, Baker Donelson form advisory group
- Friday, November 07, 2014
Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and law and government affairs firm Baker Donelson announced today the formation of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson.
5. Cracker Barrel says holders nix Biglari proposals
- Friday, April 18, 2014
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel says that preliminary results show its shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected two proposals put forth by an activist stockholder.
The first proposal from Sardar Biglari's Biglari Capital Corp. and other affiliates of Biglari Holdings Inc. called for Cracker Barrel's board to immediately pursue potential extraordinary transactions, including a sale of the company. The second proposal sought for the restaurant operator's board to take steps to amend the Tennessee Business Corporation Act so that Biglari Capital could engage in an extraordinary transaction with the company.
6. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for 2013
- Friday, January 24, 2014
Top 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
7. Cracker Barrel to hold special meeting in April
- Friday, January 17, 2014
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel says it will hold a special meeting in April so that it can avoid having one of its activist shareholders seek a special meeting.
The restaurant operator said Tuesday that Sardar Biglari, who controls the vote of 19.9 percent of its stock, was planning to call a special meeting to vote on a proposal that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. "pursue all potential extraordinary transactions, including the sale of the company."
8. Cracker Barrel says it won't consider a sale
- Friday, December 27, 2013
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel says it won't consider selling itself, rejecting a push from its biggest shareholder.
The company said Monday that it will continue pursuing its own business strategies.
9. Cracker Barrel's top shareholder may make bid
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Cracker Barrel's largest shareholder says he is considering a bid for the restaurant chain as part of his efforts to change the company.
Sardar Biglari, through his investment firm Biglari Holdings, owns nearly 20 percent of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.'s shares. He has tried and failed multiple times to win a seat on the board. Shareholders also recently rejected his proposal for a $20-per-share special dividend.
10. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Nov. 2013
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Top November 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
11. Cracker Barrel 4Q profit slips, but tops view
- Friday, September 13, 2013
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income dipped 1 percent from results a year ago that were helped by an extra week. The restaurant operator's results still beat Wall Street's expectations.
12. Cracker Barrel rejects Biglari's nominees
- Friday, August 23, 2013
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Monday that a long-time board member won't seek another term and that it plans to shrink the size of its board. The restaurant chain operator also said that its board voted against adding shareholder Sardar Biglari and his ally to its slate of director nominees.
13. Kraft suing Cracker Barrel restaurants over name
- Friday, February 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store over the restaurant chain's plans to use the "Cracker Barrel" name on packaged ham, bacon and other foods.
Kraft notes that it started using the "Cracker Barrel" name on cheese in 1954. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., which is based in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 620 locations around the country, was established in 1969.
14. Dollar General names Cracker Barrel CEO to board
- Friday, November 30, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General Corp. said Wednesday that it named Sandy Cochran, president and CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., to its board.
The election of Cochran, which was effective Wednesday, increases the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer's board to nine directors and its total number of independent directors - those not employed by the company - to five.
15. Cracker Barrel fiscal 1Q net income falls on costs
- Friday, November 23, 2012
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 3 percent, pulled down by severance costs and expenses related to a proxy fight with one of its largest shareholders.
16. Bass, Berry & Sims adds Lloyd to firm
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Travis Lloyd, formerly an associate in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
Lloyd is joining the firm’s health care practice as an associate and will provide counsel to clients within the health care industry on a wide range of regulatory matters. Lloyd has experience in fraud and abuse analysis, health information privacy and security compliance, healthcare facility licensure and accreditation, and provider enrollment and reimbursement.
17. Cracker Barrel adds 2 new board members
- Friday, June 01, 2012
LEBANON (AP) — Casual dining chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Thursday that it has named two new board members, expanding the size of the board to 13. At the same time, it said two board members plan to retire when their terms expire.
18. Cracker Barrel adds 2 new board members
- Friday, May 25, 2012
LEBANON (AP) - Casual dining chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Thursday that it has named two new board members, expanding the size of the board to 13. At the same time, it said two board members plan to retire when their terms expire.
19. Higher prices push Cracker Barrel 3Q profit up
- Friday, May 18, 2012
LEBANON (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 25 percent thanks to higher prices and more customers.
20. Cracker Barrel adopts a new 'poison pill'
- Saturday, April 14, 2012
LEBANON — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has adopted a new shareholder rights plan, or "poison pill," in an attempt to ward off investment firm Biglari Holdings Inc. or anyone else from acquiring control of the restaurant chain without offering a premium to all its shareholders.
21. Cracker Barrel adopts a new 'poison pill'
- Friday, April 06, 2012
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has adopted a new shareholder rights plan, or "poison pill," in an attempt to ward off investment firm Biglari Holdings Inc. or anyone else from acquiring control of the restaurant chain without offering a premium to all its shareholders.
22. Cracker Barrel 2Q profit falls, ups 2012 outlook
- Friday, February 17, 2012
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter profit fell 11 percent, dragged down by increased food costs and higher expenses. But the restaurant chain lifted its full-year earnings outlook on Tuesday, citing rising sales.
23. Cracker Barrel founder Dan Evins dies
- Friday, January 13, 2012
LEBANON (AP) — The founder of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain, Dan Evins, has died at 76.
The company said Monday that Evins — known as Danny — died Saturday in Lebanon, Tenn. No cause of death was given.
24. Cracker Barrel resists Biglari bid for board seat
- Friday, December 16, 2011
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Tuesday that early results show that shareholders elected all of the company's nominees to the Cracker Barrel board at its annual meeting, defeating a dissident nominee's bid to join it.
25. Cracker Barrel fiscal 1Q earnings rise slightly
- Friday, November 18, 2011
LEBANON (AP) - Restaurant operator Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings inched up slightly, helped by new store growth that balanced declines in revenue from stores and restaurants open at least a year.
26. Cracker Barrel opens first fast car charger in TN
- Friday, October 28, 2011
LEBANON (AP) — Cracker Barrel, the chain of popular restaurants found along interstates, is unveiling the first electric vehicle fast-charging station in Tennessee as part of their plan to install two dozen charging stations at locations across the state.
27. Cracker Barrel shareholder wants board seat
- Friday, September 09, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) - Cracker Barrel got a double headache Tuesday morning.
First, its largest shareholder launched a website criticizing the managers and asking for a seat on the board of directors.
28. Cracker Barrel names McCarten as a board member
- Friday, August 05, 2011
LEBANON (AP) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has named William W. McCarten as a director, bringing its board to 12 members.
29. Cracker Barrel names Cochran as its new CEO
- Friday, July 29, 2011
LEBANON (AP) — Casual dining chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Monday that President and Chief Operating Officer Sandra B. Cochran will become its CEO next month as part of a succession plan that has been in the works for two years.
30. Capitalizing on the Past
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Standing on the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Lower Broadway, tourists Dean and Pamela Roberts pause when asked to name the closest historic Civil War site.
31. Study finds women underrepresented in big Tennessee firms
- Friday, February 18, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — A study has found that women remain underrepresented in corporate leadership posts at publicly traded companies in Tennessee.
The report found that more than 91 percent of the 617 corporate directors were men at a time when women made up 48 percent of the Tennessee work force. Of the 72 public corporations, 46 percent had no women directors.