It's Official: Cracker Barrel to open in early 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's official! Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is coming to Panama City.

Officials tell us that they hope to open the store in March 2018. They also say they plan to hire about 175 full and part-time employees.

The restaurant will be more than 10,000 square feet (including the front porch) and will sit 180 guests at one time.