Dan “Danny” W. Evins, founder and chairman emeritus of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., died Saturday in Lebanon, Tenn., the company said. He was 76. The cause of death was not reported. Evins, whose family had a gasoline wholesaling business, in 1969 opened a “country cooking” restaurant and gift shop, with gas pumps, on Highway 109 in Lebanon. His vision of how the new interstate highway system would create a market for serving the traveler, bolstered ...
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