The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store can never be uncool
Owning a Hard Rock Cafe shirt in the '90s was the definition of cool. Wearing it was shorthand for, "Yeah, my stepdad took me to the Hard Rock in Phoenix, so I'm rad." But what was once cool can become uncool. Nowadays, when you wear a Hard Rock shirt, people figure you're about to go into a long-winded speech about how Foghat is way better than this new bullshit on the radio. Not cool.
Yet there was never anything cool about the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, so it can never go out of style. It can just be what it is: a place for your least-favorite aunt to buy you a Christmas present you'll inevitably regift.
Cool or not, if you're 14 years old and on a road trip, you'll think you died and went to candy heaven. I can feel the presence of the ghosts of thousands of moms promising their kids candy only if they swear to be good. There are Pez dispensers, 20+ flavors of candy "stix," including rum & butter (which seems highly inappropriate considering its target audience), and bottles of Cheerwine.