Cracker Barrel is set to open its newest location in northeast Fort Worth at 15805 North Freeway this summer, according to Jessica Mancuso, a corporate communications representative.

Construction began on the 10,000-square-foot building in January. The building will house a restaurant, which can seat up to 160 guests at one time, and a gift shop.

According to Mancuso, a multitude of factors and research went into choosing the northeast Fort Worth location.

“Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was founded to address the need for a place where those who are traveling and are far away from their homes can stop for good food in a place where they feel welcomed and cared for like family,” Mancuso said. “So, staying true to our origin, we evaluate potential properties on if they can provide easy access for our guests to and from the interstate.”

She also stated Cracker Barrel plans to locally hire approximately 200 full- and part-time employees at the new Fort Worth location.

Cracker Barrel offers homestyle classics, such as buttermilk pancakes, as part of an all-day breakfast menu and homemade chicken and dumplings.

“Guests can also look forward to experiencing new favorites offering flavorful twists on traditional classics, like our new cheesy bacon homestyle fried chicken or loaded steak fries,” Mancuso said.

Cracker Barrel has more than 660 locations in 45 states across the U.S. The northeast Fort Worth location will be the 55th location in Texas, according to Mancuso. The first location in Texas opened in April 1993 in San Antonio. The closest store to the new Fort Worth location is the Grapevine Cracker Barrel.