The Ridiculous Number Of Biscuits Cracker Barrel Serves Every Year

If you've ever driven on a major highway, you've likely seen a sign for Cracker Barrel somewhere along the way. The chain restaurant has more than 650 locations across the country, with many conveniently located near interstates and hotels for travelers. Regardless of whether you're looking for a quick meal on a long road trip or getting the family together for a celebratory dinner, you're bound to find your table filled with delicious food.

Since it was founded in 1969, the popular restaurant has become famous for its down-home Southern cooking and indulgent comfort food. Open the menu and you'll find everything from crispy fried chicken to creamy macaroni and cheese to country ham with green beans (via Cracker Barrel). But the real star of the show isn't the main course — it's the sides. More specifically, it's the buttermilk biscuits. The fluffy dough bombs are one of the eatery's most popular menu items and they sell millions of them each year.

Cracker Barrel biscuits are one of the most popular items on the menu

Whether you eat them smothered with sausage gravy in the morning or slathered with butter on the side of your roasted chicken dinner, Cracker Barrel's buttermilk biscuits are a hit time and time again. They're so coveted, in fact, that the restaurant reports it sells some 210 million biscuits every single year (Cracker Barrel).

What makes the biscuits so special? According to a past press release, each made-from-scratch biscuit is prepared fresh by hand by a Cracker Barrel employee using custom-designed rolling pins and biscuit cutters. The dough is then placed inside a dedicated biscuit oven, where they become the fluffy, flaky deliciousness that you know and love. Cracker Barrel says it bakes about 825,000 biscuits per day, which customers enjoy with toppings like gravy, butter, jam, and the restaurant's popular apple butter. "We believe Buttermilk Biscuits are an all day type of food," the brand writes on its Facebook page. Seems like the people agree!