Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC (Form: SC 13D/A, Received: 12/18/2013 08:02:36)
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D
(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 27) 1

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)

22410J106
(CUSIP Number)
 
Sardar Biglari
Biglari Capital Corp.
17802 IH 10 West, Suite 400
San Antonio, Texas  78257
(210) 344-3400
 
with copies to:
 
Steve Wolosky, Esq.
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
Park Avenue Tower
65 East 55th Street
New York, New York 10022
(212) 451-2300
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

December 18, 2013
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ¨ .

Note:   Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.   See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.


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1               The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes ).
 
 
 

 
CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
The Lion Fund II, L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a)  o
  (b)  o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
3,962,604
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,962,604
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
3,962,604
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
16.6%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Biglari Capital Corp.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a)  o
  (b)  o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Texas
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
3,962,604
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,962,604
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
3,962,604
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
16.6%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
CO

 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Steak n Shake Operations, Inc.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a)  o
  (b)  o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
WC, AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Indiana
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
775,190
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
775,190
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
775,190
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
3.3%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
CO

 
4

 
CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Sardar Biglari
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a)  o
  (b)  o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
4,737,794
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
4,737,794
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
4,737,794
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.9%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
 Philip L. Cooley
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a)  o
  (b)  o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
-0-
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
The following constitutes Amendment No. 27 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 27”).  This Amendment No. 27 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.
 
Item 4.
Purpose of Transaction.
 
Item 4 is hereby amended to add the following:
 
The Reporting Persons do not believe the Issuer’s Board and management are able to maximize the intrinsic business value of the Issuer. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons believe that the Board should undertake a value maximization process by reviewing all potential extraordinary transactions, including the sale of the Issuer, to create an immediate realization of value for the benefit of all stockholders. Because of the Reporting Persons’ substantial investment in the Issuer and because the Reporting Persons do not hold representation on the Board, the Reporting Persons are willing to participate in a process in any capacity that the Reporting Persons may deem advisable. In the event that the Board does not promptly announce definitive action to engage in a sale process, the Reporting Persons intend to call a special meeting of the Issuer's shareholders to vote upon a non-binding resolution recommending that the Board pursue an extraordinary transaction, e.g., the sale of the Issuer.
 
The Reporting Persons do not have any present plan or proposal that would relate to or result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D except as set forth herein or such as would occur upon completion of any of the actions discussed herein.  The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis and engage in discussions with management, the Board and stockholders of the Issuer concerning the business, operations and future plans of the Issuer.  Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer’s financial position and investment strategy, the price levels of the Shares, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate, including, without limitation, making proposals to the Issuer concerning changes to the capitalization, Board composition, ownership structure or operations of the Issuer, selling some or all of the Reporting Persons’ Shares in the open market or otherwise, or changing the Reporting Persons’ intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in Item 4.
 
Item 5.
Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
 
Item 5 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:
 
(a - e)           The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by the Reporting Persons is based upon 23,811,444 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of November 20, 2013, as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 26, 2013.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
As of the close of business on December 17, 2013, the Lion Fund II owned directly 3,962,604 Shares, constituting approximately 16.6% of the Shares outstanding.  By virtue of their relationships with the Lion Fund II discussed in further detail in Item 2, each of BCC and Sardar Biglari may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by the Lion Fund II.
 
As of the close of business on December 17, 2013, Steak n Shake owned directly 775,190 Shares, constituting approximately 3.3% of the Shares outstanding.  By virtue of the relationship with Steak n Shake discussed in further detail in Item 2, Sardar Biglari may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Steak n Shake.
 
An aggregate of 4,737,794 Shares, constituting approximately 19.9% of the Shares outstanding, are reported by the Reporting Persons in this statement.
 
None of Sardar Biglari, Philip L. Cooley or any person set forth on Schedule A to the Schedule 13D directly owns any Shares as of the date hereof.
 
The Reporting Persons have not entered into any transactions in the securities of the Issuer since the filing of Amendment No. 26 to the Schedule 13D.
 
No person other than the Reporting Persons is known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.
 
By virtue of his relationships with the other Reporting Persons discussed in further detail in Item 2, Sardar Biglari may be deemed to have the sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares owned directly by the Lion Fund II and Steak n Shake.
 
Each of the Reporting Persons, as a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons for purposes of Rule 13d-5(b)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by the other Reporting Persons.  The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be deemed an admission that any of the Reporting Persons is, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, the beneficial owner of any Shares he or it does not directly own.  Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein that he or it does not directly own.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 22410J106
 
SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
December 18, 2013
 
(Date)
   
   
   
 
THE LION FUND II, L.P.
   
 
By: BIGLARI CAPITAL CORP., its General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sardar Biglari
   
Name:
Sardar Biglari
   
Title:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 

 
BIGLARI CAPITAL CORP.
   
 
By:
/s/ Sardar Biglari
   
Name:
Sardar Biglari
   
Title:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


 
STEAK N SHAKE OPERATIONS, INC.
   
 
By:
/s/ Sardar Biglari
   
Name:
Sardar Biglari
   
Title:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


 
/s/ Sardar Biglari
 
SARDAR BIGLARI


 
/s/ Philip L. Cooley
 
PHILIP L. COOLEY

 
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