It took the East Ridge Beer Board less than three minutes to approve a permit for Cracker Barrel to begin selling beer and sparkling wine at its location on N. Mack Smith Road.
The board heard from Tayo Atanda, a Nashville attorney representing the giant restaurant chain. Atanda told the board that beer and sparkling wine is a “new offering” for Cracker Barrel customers.
The restaurant started offering beer to its patrons across Florida, Atanda said. The company is now expanding into Tennessee and will ultimately offer beer across the nation.
The vote by the board was unanimous.