Archived from on June 10, 2014. Is that something that we should expect could continue over the rest of the year or was there something in 2Q that -- is that sustainable over next two quarters? The Taiwanese contract manufacturer now makes most of the smartphones in the Chinese mainland. For the latest period, Cracker Barrel's same-store restaurant sales rose 2. And then fourth, a special dividend is considered on a case-by-case basis. You have a biscuit served with a protein and a side that's served up as an entree. This is an execution item.
If you look at the major urban cities -- these are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, of course Birmingham, major Southern cities. After demonstrations by groups, the company ended its policy in March 1991 and stated it would not discriminate based on sexual orientation. Pleasing People® is our mission statement, pure and simple. Operating income margin is projected to be approximately 9. Sorry for that little bit of diversion there, but important point.
The locations are themed around the idea of a traditional Southern U. So we just we had a number of things that I think contributed to our performance over the quarter. Cracker Barrel's bright spot was its retail-store sales. Obviously, Cracker Barrel is from this area and they worked with two local restauranteurs to begin the concept, so I shouldn't call it parachuting. American country stores in the late 19th century stocked barrels of soda crackers, which customers would often gather around to think of them as the water coolers of their day. Clearly that is changing or has changed.
Indulge me, those who aren't from the South, about biscuit culture. Still, red flags exist, and in the following segment from a recent Motley Fool podcast, we outline problem areas investors should be aware of. Race- and gender-based discrimination lawsuits In July 1999, a discrimination lawsuit was filed against Cracker Barrel by a group of former employees, who claimed that the company had discriminated against them on the grounds of race. Operator And our next question comes from Jake Bartlett with SunTrust. Cracker Barrel introduced new items that, in its own words, didn't resonate with customers. Our commitment is clearly detailed in hiring, orientation, and training materials, and those policies are instilled and reinforced through repeated training and communications. Taking these assumptions into account, we continue to expect full year operating income margin in the range of 9% to 9.
The decor at each location typically includes artifacts related to the local history of the area, including antique household tools, old wall calendars and advertising posters, and antique photographs; these are centrally stored in a warehouse in Tennessee, where they are cataloged and stockpiled for future use by individual store locations. I think management pretty much realized that. In the past two years, falling food prices and flat labor costs stores not located in many states raising minimum wage have helped Cracker Barrel keep most of the price increases it was able to command from consumers. The chain is adding new catering items in Q1, including a 4-layer breakfast bowl and chicken and waffle sandwich. Cracker Barrel comparable store restaurant sales in the quarter increased 3.
Unlike most other casual dining concepts, Cracker Barrel does not serve alcohol. Sandy, there have been some chatter one time about the Company's review of third-party delivery. These efforts involved outreach to minority employees, along with testing a training plan to help employees whose first language is Spanish to learn English. Cracker Barrel also recognizes the responsibility to train and develop employees. But we have invested in areas around training, we've also invested in our off-premise, we've talked about a number of the different drivers for off-premise that we begun to ramp up, some of those investments, specifically around delivery, some delivery drivers, we have our catering sales managers.
I think you said you grew this channel by 20% in the second quarter and I think you mentioned that the growth rate would slow in the back half of the year. The stock is also in territory at 15. And I'm curious what your thoughts are now that you may have more flexibility on your ability to buy back stock rather than use a dividend and your thoughts on the pushes and pulls between the two ways to return cash to shareholders? We were again pleased with our off-premise business, which grew over 20% compared to the prior year and contributed to our comparable store sales results. In the early years, Don and Kathleen would store their vintage finds in Larry's grandparents' bedroom. We are pleased with the quarter as a whole, as we continue to make progress in driving performance through an increased focus on our menu, the guest experience and the continued expansion of our off-premise business. Operator And our next question is another follow-up from Gregory Francfort with Bank of America. It was not until 2002 that the proposals were successful; 58 percent of company shareholders voted in favor of the addition.
Always known to have a smile on his face, Uncle Herschel was respected and admired for his commitment to treating people with courtesy and respect. Breakfast is served all day. In attempts to rebuild its image after several -related controversies, the firm has provided a scholarship through the , and job skills programs and sponsorships with and the Restaurant and Lodging Association. Cracker Barrel partners with performers. Last year, traffic declined 1. Ballard Power Systems isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing.
They were required to hire an outside to ensure compliance with the terms of the settlement. Comparable restaurant sales for the fourth quarter eased 0. The first restaurant was built close to , in. She added Cracker Barrel hopes to open three later this week and that the team reported no injuries to employees. Nick, you mentioned, the company has slowed its pace from the initial few that it opened.
Over 10 million peg games have been made exclusively for Cracker Barrel stores. Heat N' Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go From Your Oven to Table in 3 Hours or Less Don't spend days in the kitchen. Many of the entree-like dishes are actually biscuit preparations. . For instance the Ballard Power Systems Inc. We will then open up the call for questions for Sandy, Jill, Don and Jeff.