Cracker Barrel Founder Dan Evins Dies

    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:

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    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.