You'll Find These Items In Every Cracker Barrel

Some stores are known for their customer service, others for their prices, but every store or restaurant seems to have its own thing. Trader Joe's has its hidden lobsters. Whole Foods has its "sample anything" policy. The list could go on and on. This can also be true with gimmicky or themed restaurants, like Cracker Barrel. These places all have that hook that keeps you coming back for more. 

Like the Hidden Mickeys found throughout Disney theme parks, hidden gems are part of what makes visits to themed restaurants so much fun (via ScreenRant). The food is something to look forward to, and the company is sure to be great, but what makes you pick one place over another are the added elements that make it score slightly higher on the fun scale.

Some hidden gems are truly hidden. It's a pretty safe bet that even those who are already big fans of Cracker Barrel and their infamous biscuits don't know about the five items that every single Cracker Barrel has.

What is Cracker Barrel hiding?

Country Living rounded up 12 fun facts you may not know about Cracker Barrel, including what these hidden gems are — and no, thankfully it is not hidden food. 

"Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has an ox yoke and a horseshoe hanging over the front door, a traffic light over the restrooms, a deer head over the mantel, and a cookstove used as a display in the retail sections," the outlet reveals. According to data company ScrapeHero, Cracker Barrel currently has about 665 stores — that's a lot of deer heads! Plus, Country Living also notes that the shops and dining areas are also filled with a ton of other unique antique items, each representing some facet of the community in which they're located.

While these aren't the most groundbreaking or controversial hidden gems, asking your kids to find these items while you wait for your food may just be the saving grace you need during your next night out. So if you're looking for fun and something a bit different, keep an eye out for these items the next time you hit CB!