Evins, Dan

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Evins, Dan Gender: M
born on 11 October 1935
Place Smithville, Tennessee, 35n58, 85w49
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Hewitt
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American entrepreneur and CEO in charge of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a roadside restaurant chain. Evins attended some college, enjoyed water sports and activities and owned a boat in Florida.

An oil worker in 1969, he came up with a concept for a home-style restaurant that would become the profitable Cracker Barrel chain found in over 40 states and worth over two billion dollars at its peak. In January 1991 he mandated that all employees be heterosexual and fired several gay employees. Protests, boycotts and financial repercussions forced him to apologize and rescind his written policy two months later.

Married three times and divorced twice, he fathered five children. His third wife died in 2011; he died from bladder cancer in Lebanon, TN on January 14, 2012.


  • Work : Start Business 1969 (Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)
  • Work : Lose social status 1991 (Anti-homosexual policy)
  • Death of Mate 2011 (Third wife)
  • Death by Disease 14 January 2012 (Bladder cancer, age 76)
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Source Notes

Paul Hewitt collection


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Water sports, boating)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Restaurateur (Restaurant chain)