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September 20, 2007

Fire Fighters Set Fire to Cracker Barrel

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 9/20/2007 04:31:00 AM

In one of the oddest stories ever, a company that was hired to maintain Cracker Barrel's fire supression system accidentally set fire to the restaurant - thereby ensuring a steady supply of follow on work for the company! Their van went up in flames early today damaging the exterior of Cracker Barrel (CBRL Group Inc. Nasdaq CBRL) restaurant is owned by the company hired to maintain the restaurant’s fire-suppression system.

No one was injured in the blaze reported to the Cumberland Trail Fire Department at 12:02 a.m. today. According to Chief Greg Reline, the fire started in the engine compartment of a van owned by Kool Kleen of Murrysville, Pa. The St. Clairsville Cracker Barrel is located across from the Ohio Valley Mall, and the van was parked behind the restaurant.

Cracker Barrel owns a bunch of restaurants that serve "American" cuisine like pancakes, burgers, chicken, and other types of cheap Midwestern fare. They sell close to $3 billion worth of this stuff.

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