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In Memoriam: Dan Evins, Founder of Cracker Barrel

Posted by on January 17, 2012


Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel restaurant chain, died Saturday at the age of 76. It’s one of the few chains that always seems to have that Old School feel, at least at every one I have visited. If you have spent even half the time I have on the U.S. interstates, you should have enjoyed yourself some Cracker Barrel good eats.

Old School eats, from cornbread, biscuits, gravy, catfish and thick-cut bacon are in abundance at every location. Great food for the belly for those long road trips.

Old School fun for the kids in the backseat of the car, from silly car games to puzzles, are in the “country store” half of every location. Great fun for the kids.

Old School entertainment for everyone in the form of books on CD that you can rent for less than $4 a week and return to any other Cracker Barrel location — a tremendous convenience and resource. Great fun for everyone in the car and a great way to make a long solo drive go a little faster.

Keep it Old School, my friend

The Old Man, Chris Dixon

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