Mt. Airy Cracker Barrel to open in July, hire 200

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Cracker Barrel.

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — The new Cracker Barrel under construction on U.S. 601 in Mount Airy is scheduled to open in late July, bringing with it nearly 200 hourly and managerial jobs, the Mount Airy News reported.

Currently, the closest Cracker Barrel to Mount Airy is located in Jonesville.

Cracker Barrel’s Mount Airy location is on a nearly 3-acre site at 1948 Rockford St. (U.S. 601), formerly Merritt Supply and Mount Airy Saw & Mower, which both moved, according to the Mount Airy News. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant will seat about 180 people. It is slated to open July 27 at 6 a.m.