Davenport, 58, spent 33 years with Morrison Management Specialists, a food service company that provides food, nutrition and dining services to healthcare systems and senior living communities in 41 states, and held various senior management positions, including 12 years as Chairman/CEO.Davenport is currently a board member for Pate Dawson Company, a private national food distributor, and Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH).
Tom Barr is a talented and energetic marketing executive who brings with him deep experience in brand building and innovation, said James W. Bradford, chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. Tom has a passion for the guest experience that has enabled him to build and execute strategies that are appealing to a broad range of customers.
Bradford continued, We are pleased to have someone of Glenn Davenports stature joining the Cracker Barrel Board. Glenn is a seasoned, well-respected executive with a long history in the restaurant industry. His insights will be valuable.
Bradford added, Tom and Glenn are welcome additions to the Board as we continue to capitalize on our unique brand, strengthen our operations and enhance the guest experience, all while delivering value to our shareholders.
The Company also announced that directors B.F. Jack Lowery and Robert V. Dale have informed the Board of their intention to retire at the end of their current term.
On behalf of our entire company, I want to thank Jack and Bobby for their invaluable service and commitment, said President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra B. Cochran. Their contributions helped make Cracker Barrel one of the most highly differentiated, successful restaurant concepts in America and we appreciate all their thoughtful judgment and leadership for the benefit of our shareholders, employees and customers.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.(Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanonand operates 615 company-owned locations in42 states.For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.