Cracker Barrel unveils new “Diversity and Inclusion Strategy”

Maria Leaf
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON– Cracker Barrel is announcing a number of changes it hopes will help everyone feel welcome at their restaurants.

The chain saying on its website it’s been on “a journey of improvement and understanding”, and says a number of new initiatives are being put in place including an effort to ” better identify, recruit and advance strong, racially and ethnically diverse talent”.

“Our new, robust diversity training expressly includes education throughout all levels of the company about unconscious and implicit bias as well as a focus on creating an inclusive culture,” the announcement said.

The company adds it’s continuing support of the NAACP and Urban League “because we believe that Cracker Barrel should be actively and genuinely engaged with the diverse communities in which we serve”.

Cracker Barrel is also doing more to recognize the LGBTQ+ community saying that it recently scored an 80 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index which ranks companies that measures policies and working conditions.

You can read more about the changes at Cracker Barrel here: https://www.crackerbarrel.com/Diversity-and-Inclusion

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