Cracker Barrel Purchases 2.75-Acre Kinley Road Site In Irmo, SC

July 10, 2007

Columbia, S.C. – July 3, 2007 – The Columbia-S.C.-based commercial real estate firm of NAI Avant is pleased to announced that Woody Sharpe, a member of the company’s brokerage group, recently brokered the sale of a 2.75-acre land tract at Kinley Road and Highway 60/Lake Murray Boulevard in Irmo, S.C. for a planned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ® restaurant location.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ® provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country store and restaurant. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplings as well as its signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences. Cracker Barrel offers rockers on the front porch, antiques on the wall, traffic lights to clean restrooms, oil lamps on the tables, and games of checkers by the fireplace. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly held CBRL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL). Cracker Barrel was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. operates 560 company-owned locations in 41 states.  Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.  For more information, visit

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in South Carolina. Through its 60 employees and agents, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development and property management services. The company brokers in excess of $250 million annually. For the past 24 years, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers than any other firm in South Carolina. NAI Avant’s Property and Construction Management Group currently manages 76 properties encompassing more than 2.6 million square feet across South Carolina.