Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> May 3, 2004


MIKE WOODHOUSE is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRL Group, Inc. Mr. Woodhouse is responsible for the strategic direction of the Group and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store' and Logan's Roadhouse'. Mr. Woodhouse is also CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store'. He was elected to these positions in August 2001. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CBRL Group, Inc. and COO of Cracker Barrel. Mr. Woodhouse joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., in 1995. Before coming to Cracker Barrel, he was employed with DAKA International from 1993 to 1995 where he was Senior Vice President and CFO. He has held several other senior positions in the restaurant industry since 1981 including Executive Vice President and CFO of S&A Restaurant Corporation and Executive Vice President and CFO of TGI Friday's. Mr. Woodhouse graduated from Queens' College in Cambridge, England, where he majored in Physics and earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Natural Sciences. Profile
TWST: What is CBRL Group?

Mr. Woodhouse: CBRL Group is a holding company. We have two operating

businesses, both restaurant companies. Our high-level strategy is to

deliver strong, predictable