The founder of the popular Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain has died. Dan Evins also served as CEO of the restaurant and store from 1969-2001.
FOX News Radio’s Lisa Lacerra has more:
You may not know his name, but chances are you know his restaurant.
(Commercial) “Come on by, there’s a rocker on the front porch with your name on it. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Eat. Shop. Relax.”
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store founder Dan Evins has died. The company says the 76-year-old died Saturday.
Evins opened his first restaurant in Tennessee in 1969, offering up southern hospitality to travelers, and a gift shop that came to define the chain. The name, coming from the practice of customers gathering at country stores to share news and play checkers atop a barrel used to transport crackers to the store.
Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.