Cracker Barrel plans to begin selling some of its merchandise, including pancake and muffin mixes, in grocery stores. Cracker already sells several of its products in its restaurants and online, but investors want the company to branch out and expand its brand.
McDonald's is urging its US restaurant owners to remain open on Christmas Day, a major break for a company that usually closes on major holidays. The decision comes after a successful Thanksgiving Day for McDonald's.
McDonald's posted a surprise gain in a key November sales figure, sending McDonald's shares soaring 2.2 percent in premarket trading. The strong report was a pleasant surprise for McDonald's after a sales drop in October.