Cracker Barrel opens in Harlingen

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POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:02pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:47am

Cracker Barrel opened its doors in Harlingen to close family and friends today.

The official opening to the public is not until Monday.

But today, they cut the ribbon for family and friends of Cracker Barrel's new employees.

Officials say they chose Harlingen as the newest location because of the city's growing economy.

"Our company's mission statement is about pleasing people and this area has a lot of those same values so I think it was a great fit for us," said Harlingen Cracker Barrel general manager Sean McPhelamy.

"In my short time with Cracker Barrel here in Harlingen, I've noticed the community outpouring for us to be here, so I think this Monday will be a great day for us," said district manager Matt Sheffield.

"Given the unemployment rate of the city and the 200 jobs that we have provided, I think we're gonna make some economic development to the area," said Cracker Barrel employee Edgar Perales.

Cracker Barrel will open at 6 a.m. Monday.


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