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.