No more rumors. Cracker Barrel is coming to Middlesboro as early as this spring!
Construction is underway in front of the Middlesboro Mall.
Officials say the new restaurant could bring as many as 150 jobs.
The mayor says he is excited about what Cracker Barrel will bring to Middlesboro.
"I think by them seeing it, we will have more and more groups looking. And it's just better for us in our area, and we're hoping to keep moving ahead and be aggressive," said Middlesboro Mayor Bill Kelley.
The restaurant building will be 10,000 square feet when it is finished.