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...
"Will remember some really good breakfast moments with some extordinary people!! Bill H, Dan E, Eddie E, and Charlie D. Good men, good food, fine memories...... Very lucky to of known you. Dale Cook, Ocala Florida"
– Dale Cook, Family friend,
Ocala, FL, Feb 01, 2013
"Thank you Mr. Evins for bringing me a home away from home. I spend alot of time on the road as a transporter and when I see that famous Cracker Barrel sign...I feel like home...good ..."
– Robert Williamson, Customer,
Tampa, FL, Feb 28, 2012