LEBANON, TENN. – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. announced that Craig Pommells will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Dec. 6. He will report to Sandra B. Cochran, president and chief executive officer.

Pommells brings more than 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry to the post. He most recently was the executive vice president and CFO of Red Lobster. Prior to joining Red Lobster, Pommells spent more than 10 years with Darden Restaurants in various finance and business analytics roles.

“We are very excited to have Craig join the Cracker Barrel executive team,” Cochran said. “I am confident that Craig’s track record of outstanding financial leadership, extensive industry expertise, and strategic planning talent will make him an outstanding addition to both the team and the company and help us position Cracker Barrel for continued success.”

Pommells holds an MBA from Rollins College and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.