I love Cracker Barrel. They serve sweet tea, breakfast all day, have perfectly mediocre coffee, and they’re strategically located along major thoroughfares, making them an easy road trip stop.

But the scrumptious country store chain also fired Brad’s wife after eleven years of loyal service, and on Brad’s birthday no less…or at least that’s the claim that resulted in the internet takeover of their Facebook page.

As far as I can tell, this is how it began:

And then it was alllllll downhill from there.

More recently:

There’s even a Change.org petition that’s garnered close to 2,000 signatures demanding justice for Brad’s wife.

If Cracker Barrel were smart, they’d play along. The silence is an open invitation for more hilarious tomfoolery.

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