MASHED – Cracker Barrel has been around for a long time, having first opened its doors back in 1969 in Tennessee.
Over the years, it’s no surprise that the menu would inevitably change, adding and dropping new menu items time after time until we eventually got the menu we know and love today. But even that menu is changing!
Dishes that have come and gone over time range from items you’d expect to see at a Cracker Barrel to the downright surprising.
Some were even fan favorites, making it all the more surprising that Cracker Barrel would discontinue them.
In 2015, Cracker Barrel announced an end to its Strawberries n’ Cream French Toast via a Twitter post, while other Twitter users lamented the loss of the red-eye gravy in 2017.
“Cracker Barrel has become the new battleground of America’s culture war after the Southern-themed restaurant chain posted a Facebook notice touting its new plant-based sausage.” – NY POST, Aug 4, 2022
Another such dish was the breaded and deep-fried chicken livers.
Wide Open Eats describes chicken livers as being relatively healthy, being low in calories compared to other chicken products and high in both Vitamins A and C — although being deep-fried does take away from their healthiness.
Cracker Barrel apparently served fried chicken livers up until very recently, as many people seemed to be under the distinct impression that these were still available at their local restaurants.
Many took to social media to ask Cracker Barrel what happened to these fried poultry morsels, seemingly shocked by the loss of such a beloved product.