Nobody on planet Earth loves folksy restaurant/marketplace chain Cracker Barrel as much as Ray and Wilma Yoder, an elderly duo from Goshen, Indiana. The couple spent the last 30 years trying to visit every location of the family-oriented biscuit specialist, and now the Yoders officially crossed off 644 of the 645 outposts of their “to-do” list.
Ray started his CrackerQuest when he was working as a cross-country deliveryman for recreational vehicles many moons ago. “It’s something we’ve followed this long, but it’s gained attention in the last 10 years or so,” Yoder recently told the Lebanon Democrat. Ray and Wilma, who are both 80 years old, occasionally visited as many as eight Barrels in a single day.
To complete their country-fried chain restaurant odyssey, the Yoders still have to visit the recently-opened Cracker Barrel location in Tualatin, Oregon. And once that’s crossed off the list, they can hit up Cracker Barrel’s millennial-focused spinoff Holler and Dash for a celebratory round of Hamabama biscuits with kale and red-eye aioli.
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