Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is an American-born chain that combines a restaurant and a gift store with an american, southern country theme. Founded by Dan Evins in 1969, its first location was located in Lebanon, Tennessee, and it remains as the company HQ. After opening this store, it rapidly expanded throughout the United States, having 639 stores in 43 states, and they've also been strategically located near Interstate-highway exits in the Southeastern US.
Cracker Barrel is mainly known for its Southern Cuisine / General Store approach, and the live Country performances that occur in the restaurants. Each restaurant is themed accordingly to the style, having very southern elements such as wooden interiors and cowboy-style exterior looks. It employs 70,000 people and it has obtained revenues of 2.5 Billion dollars. It is a classic destination to visit in any Southern U.S state, as it represents and promotes the southern culture, actively collaborating with famous figures and artists of the south.