Cracker Barrel Restaurant - West Valley City
Posted by: Mooroid
N 40° 41.956 W 111° 57.011
12T E 419725 N 4505808
Quick Description: A very nice place to get some home-cooked food and unique country gifts anyone in your family.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2011 7:58:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMAMV0
While working in the family gasoline business back in the late 1960s, Dan Evins began thinking of ways to better meet the needs of folks on the road. You see, the interstate system was still young. Goods and services were sparse and often not to be trusted. What's more, with the rise of fast food, the little places that served up some of the real flavor of America seemed to be getting pushed out. Fast food might be a good business idea, Dan thought, but it sure wasn't such a hot eating idea. Truth is, Dan always saw mealtime as special -- a time to catch up with your family, your friends, or your thoughts. Meals weren't meant to be swallowed down in three bites with a squirt of ketchup.
Dan began to think about all the things that would make him feel comfortable if he was far from home. Things like big jars of candy and homemade jellies. Pot-bellied stoves. Folks that let you take your time. Simple, honest country food. And a store where you could buy someone a gift that was actually worth buying.
As luck would have it, Dan's company owned a nice parcel of land on the outskirts of Lebanon TN. So with the help of a friend, Tommy Lowe, plans were drawn up, and on September 19, 1969, the first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® opened.
2283 West City Center Court
West Valley City, UT United States
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