Maple Street CEO Says 'Nothing Changes' With Food, People With Cracker Barrel Deal

Oct 14, 2019

Maple Street Biscuit Company Inc. CEO Scott Moore said Saturday that customers won’t see changes in recipes, hours or operations now that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. owns the restaurant company.

“For now, you can come into Maple Street and get the same stuff from the same people doing it the same way,” Moore said a day after Cracker Barrel announced it paid $36 million in cash for Maple Street, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Moore and Gus Evans founded Maple Street in Jacksonville in 2012 with a single restaurant in San Marco.

It has grown to 33 locations in seven states operated by 600 employees. It operates for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, closing on Sundays.

The menu is based on a biscuit recipe that co-founder Gus Evans created when he and Moore started the company. Items include biscuit sandwiches and biscuits and gravy, waffles, oatmeal, bowls, salads and sides.

The company moved its headquarters last year from Downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park.

Lebanon, Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel said Moore will remain CEO of the Maple Street company. Moore said the leadership team remains in place.

An expanded version of this story that includes that will happen to the Holler & Dash Biscuit House side of the business is at JaxDailyRecord.com.