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senor boogie woogie

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Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 8:13 AM (permalink)
 
Dan Evins, who co-founded the mediocre food chain Cracker Barrel, the man responsible for giving multitudes of travelers and Penecostals indigestion and flactulance over the years, has died. He was 76.  He was called Danny and his name is spelled with an "i", not an "a", although the country ham did taste like Triggers behind.
 
He was unknown to his employees, who work long days selling his slop, making his children rich for life while they made $2.13 an hour, serving basically rednecks, the elderly, snake handlers and the insane.
 
Goodbye Dan. Somebody loved you. Not the overworked employees. But someone.
 
 
 
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    joerogo

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    Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 9:02 AM (permalink)
    Let's see, I ate there twice.  I'm not a redneck(not that there is anything wrong with that), a couple years away from elderly, and I hate snakes.  Where does that leave me? 
    <message edited by joerogo on Tue, 01/17/12 9:25 AM>
     
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      jman

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      Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 9:23 AM (permalink)
      senor boogie woogie


       
      Dan Evins, who co-founded the mediocre food chain Cracker Barrel, the man responsible for giving multitudes of travelers and Penecostals indigestion and flactulance over the years, has died. He was 76.  He was called Danny and his name is spelled with an "i", not an "a", although the country ham did taste like Triggers behind.

      He was unknown to his employees, who work long days selling his slop, making his children rich for life while they made $2.13 an hour, serving basically rednecks, the elderly, snake handlers and the insane.

      Goodbye Dan. Somebody loved you. Not the overworked employees. But someone.



       
      I think your snark here is inappropriate.  There are plenty of CB-related threads where you can vent your disapproval of CB.  Using a death announcement of the founder to do so is despicable.  Besides, there are millions of Americans who disagree with your assessments.
       
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        Louis

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        Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 9:36 AM (permalink)
        I lived in their company headquarters for three months for two summers (1964 and 1965).  They are located in the mansion of former magazine publisher Bernarr MacFadden.  The Lebanon, Tennessee mansion was on the campus of Castle Heights Military Academy, which I attended for those two summers and then for four consecutive years (1965-1969).  When the school closed (ca. 1979), Cracker Barrel, took over the mansion and made it its headquarters.  Cracker Barrel was founded by a former Castle Heights Military Academy cadet.
         
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          phatphil

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          Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 12:04 PM (permalink)
          r.i.p. , comments not needed
           
           
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            Dipstick

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            Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 12:33 PM (permalink)
            RIP, Mr. Evins.
             
            SBW, your comments are completely uncalled for. Your hate-filled socio-economic rant has clouded your better judgement. It's almost like you live in a communist country or someth.........
            (cue symphonic musical arrangement depicting sudden revelation)    
             
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              ken8038

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              Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 2:01 PM (permalink)
              There are parts of the Country where I'm sure Cracker Barrel is the best food available for miles around. My wife and I would eat there once in a while if on the road without a better alternative and found the food always OK, passable enough anway, and certainly lots of food for the money. What I objected to mostly was the fact that you couldn't get out of the place without passing thru the gift shop.
               
              Of course, then there came the whole anti-gay thing, which turned this social liberal/financial right winger totally off, and that was it. At least he wasn't afraid to say what he felt, $$ impact be dammed. Good for him.
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Tue, 01/17/12 3:35 PM (permalink)
                RIP, Dan Evins
                 
                SBW...  as always, you're a class act.
                 
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                  leethebard

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                  Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Wed, 01/18/12 10:52 AM (permalink)
                  My kids GPS  for the nearest Cracker Barrel every trip....Good food, great atmosphere...every one the same comfortable setting...no surprises...and we love that store......Thanks Dan Evins...your spirit lives on !!
                   
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                    Greymo

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                    Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Wed, 01/18/12 5:24 PM (permalink)
                    May he rest in peace...................but I have never found a thing to admire about CB......................from having to make you way through that dreadful "gift" shop to to hostess station, to the  average food, and the overworked staff.  I  would take Waffle House any time.
                     
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                      gostillerz

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                      Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Wed, 01/18/12 5:52 PM (permalink)
                      senor boogie woogie


                       
                      Dan Evins, who co-founded the mediocre food chain Cracker Barrel, the man responsible for giving multitudes of travelers and Penecostals indigestion and flactulance over the years, has died. He was 76.  He was called Danny and his name is spelled with an "i", not an "a", although the country ham did taste like Triggers behind.

                      He was unknown to his employees, who work long days selling his slop, making his children rich for life while they made $2.13 an hour, serving basically rednecks, the elderly, snake handlers and the insane.

                      Goodbye Dan. Somebody loved you. Not the overworked employees. But someone.




                      How do you know what Trigger's behind tasted like?
                       
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                        easydoesit

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                        Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Thu, 01/19/12 6:28 AM (permalink)
                        Last February, we stopped in Jackson TN to visit the home of railroad engineer Casey Jones, very nice museum.  It's located in what they call 'Casey Jones Village' which is a small complex that includes several other businesses.  One of those is an interesting place called the Old Country Store.  Chatting with a police officer in the parking lot, he told us that this place, with its porch and rockers etc, was the inspiration for Cracker Barrel (also known as Old Country Store), and that Cracker Barrel had gone to this restaurant and asked if they could borrow the concept and the name.  Supposedly they said yes, with the condition that there would never be a Cracker Barrel in Jackson.
                         
                        Then the officer shook his head and said, but what do you expect,  we got one anyway. 
                         
                        I'm no expert on Cracker Barrel food, but I don't remember ever being disappointed.
                         
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                          Russ Jackson

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                          Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 9:02 AM (permalink)
                          I can't believe this thread has not been removed or edited. I have never had a bad meal there and the staff was always happy. RIP...Russ
                           
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                            leethebard

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                            Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 10:37 AM (permalink)
                            Russ Jackson


                            I can't believe this thread has not been removed or edited. I have never had a bad meal there and the staff was always happy. RIP...Russ


                            Par for the course for some around here...
                             
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                              AndreaB

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                              Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 3:20 PM (permalink)
                              RIP to him, and CB feeds many a hungry and road weary traveler who just wants to pull off of the highway and know what to expect.  When we're on the road and the only goal is to get from point A to point B, the Cracker Barrel sign is a welcome sight. 
                               
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                                leethebard

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                                Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 3:25 PM (permalink)
                                Andrea, that is true, very, very true...and the theory behind all fast food and chain food locations....familiarity and comfort. You know what you get. Like what you get, return. that simple!!
                                 
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                                  MilwFoodlovers

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                                  Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 4:38 PM (permalink)
                                  I thought Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston was the "inspiration" for CB?
                                   
                                  No matter, I'm with the I'd much rather dine at Waffle House than ever a Cracker Barrel crowd.
                                  Choices. That's what makes America great.
                                   
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                                    Greymo

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                                    Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 4:44 PM (permalink)
                                    MilwFoodlovers


                                    I thought Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston was the "inspiration" for CB?

                                    No matter, I'm with the I'd much rather dine at Waffle House than ever a Cracker Barrel crowd.
                                    Choices. That's what makes America great.

                                     


                                     
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                                      ces1948

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                                      Re:Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel is dead. Fri, 01/20/12 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                      Waffle house, Tbone, salad, hashbrowns and texas toast. Probably cost you about $14 bucks now but was worthy of taking back to the motel room while watching the complimentary HBO. Also have done the same thing with take back to the motel from CB.
                                       
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