Dale Walker, President of TNPN: Families, Alcohol and Cracker Barrel Are a Bad Mix

Dale Walker, President of TNPN: Families, Alcohol and Cracker Barrel Are a Bad Mix

Christians Speak Loudly as a Consumer Base; Walker Urges Patrons to Cease Support in a Place That Is No Longer Family Friendly

June 17, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Cracker Barrel, one of the top restaurants in America known for its home-cooked comfort food and family-friendly atmosphere, is now introducing the sale of alcohol at test locations in Florida and Tennessee. Dale Walker, president of the Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net), says families, alcohol and Cracker Barrel are a bad mix.

“Many families who seek a family-friendly environment will stop eating at Cracker Barrel when alcohol sales are implemented,” Walker said. “Christian family consumers have supported an alcohol-free dining experience, and Cracker Barrel obviously doesn’t value these customers by adding alcohol to the menu. This is the typical greed at any cost we see from many corporations. There are plenty of other venues for people to get their ‘wicked liquor’ or alcohol without destroying a restaurant that started out honoring the family. Alcohol destroys families, fills our jails and is a gateway drug. Christians speak loudly as a consumer base, and we can cease to do business in a place that simply isn’t family-friendly anymore!

“It is heartbreaking how alcohol has destroyed generations and families and the futures of good young men and women,” Walker said.

Walker has been outspoken about many issues that are detrimental to individuals and families, including alcohol abuse in Tennessee and, namely, Sunday liquor sales.

TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.

TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.

The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its website at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 260-5301.


To interview Dale Walker, president of the Tennessee Pastors Network, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Jeff Tolson, ext. 108.