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Cracker Barrel this week became the latest company to announce it is leaving the Portland, Oregon, area shortly after Walmart announced its departure following comments from the CEO that crime and theft were taking their toll.
Cracker Barrel, which has over 600 locations nationwide, blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for its decision to close its final eateries in the Portland metro area.
“As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate the performance of our stores, using various criteria to ensure we are meeting the needs of our guests and our business,” the company said in a statement.
In its public statement, the restaurant says they were unable to overcome the impact of the Covid pandemic.
“With that, we are saddened that we have been unable to overcome the impact the pandemic had on our business and have made the difficult decision to close the Beaverton, Tualatin, and Bend locations on March 20. The decision to close a store is never one we take lightly, and our focus right now is in assisting our impacted employees during this transition,” the restaurant’s statement reads.
This comes soon after Walmart also announced they were closing all of their stores in Portland.
“Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been,” said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon in December on CNBC.
Cracker Barrel is permanently closing its remaining restaurants in the Portland metro area.
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— FOX 12 Oregon (@fox12oregon) March 20, 2023
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— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 26, 2023
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I know it’s hard but the rest of you need to follow suit…that is the ONLY way to open the eyes of these woke city reps to their destruction…once the city has no more revenue and goes bankrupt, only then will their residents FINALLY wake up and remove their ignorant leaders from the positions they hold and institute real change that benefits the people not harms and destroys them.
When even leftists companies are leaving leftist 💩holes you know it’s pretty bad.
I wouldn’t even want to have stuff delivered….it would just get stolen. They have complete success with their defend the police strategy!! The criminals are soooo happy to be free!
Cracker Barrel is woke anyway…
Portland better get its act together. The mayor and governor need to make big changes or step down.
Good for Cracker Barrel. I hope more companies desert portland, a useless woke city. May the tumbleweeds come blowing through forever as they will most likely never recover.
Cracker Barrel needs to stop with the Covid excuse and just tell the truth, it’s the crime !!
Enjoy your utopia libTARDS, you continue destroying this country and soon you will have nothing or be able to go anywhere that’s actually safe. And for the rest of the ignorant trolls that allowed this to happen hope you enjoy your ghost town, better learn how to grow a garden, oh sorry yo probably don’t allow that either or your too stupid to do so anyway. Scumbags
When all is good from your leftist utopia you can start feeding on each other. Wake the fuck up people. Everything the Libs touch turns to 💩
These Cracker Barrel locations are not in Portland. They are in cities and areas that are not affected by Portland crap. Most restaurants have been completely revived in these areas. I suspect Cracker Barrel has suffered from the ‘price of eggs’, literally!! Most places raising prices 20%. Also, with the competitive price of minimum wage, about $17, and not having enough staff, a lot of places are struggling to stay afloat. But the libs wanted this, right?
The Jantzen Beach location is a bad area for crime. However you are correct- Beaverton and Tualatin are suburban. The Beaverton location being closer to the City. Bend is in Central Oregon and in a good area. Bend is close to 4 hours from Portland. I used to live there and do believe crime has increased the last few years but certainly not enough to affect a restaurant to the point of closing. So I believe there is more to this story.