Death of Dan Evins

January 14, 2012
Lebanon, Tennessee

Cracker Barrel founder dies
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The Associated Press

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The founder of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain, Dan Evins, has died at 76.

The company said Monday that Evins — known as Danny — died Saturday in Lebanon, Tenn. No cause of death was given.

Evins opened his first restaurant in Lebanon, Tenn., in 1969. The restaurant catered to highway travelers and focused on offering Southern hospitality, country-style cooking and an associated gift shop that came to define...

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