The Power List 2017: Sandra Cochran

January 24, 2017

Sandra Cochran, CEO and president of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., is putting a more modern spin on the classic roadside family-dining brand with the introduction last year of a new fast-casual Holler & Dash Biscuit House.

Holler & Dash, the first of which opened in March in Homewood, Ala., added youthful swagger to the baking-powder-ized staple of Southern cuisine. The new concept expanded to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Celebration, Fla., and the fourth unit was expected to open in Brentwood, Tenn., in early in 2017.

“The guest response has been very positive,” Cochran told analysts at mid-year, warning