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30 Years and 5 Million Miles Later, This Couple Is Almost Done Their Quest

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Cracker Barrel is known for making you feel at home with delicious comfort food and friendly staff.

Ray and Wilma Yoder are probably America's amateur experts on Cracker Barrel restaurants. So much so that they have visited 644 of the 645 restaurants and have traveled 5 million miles to do it.  

“It’s the same good service and great people wherever you go,” Ray said.

The Cracker Barrel quest began when Ray was working for Coachman delivering RVs across the country. Later Wilma began joining him on his trips and that's when the Indiana couple began hunting down Cracker Barrel restaurants, a pastime they continued into retirement.

Ray started visiting the restaurants on the road because it felt like a little taste of home for him.

“It has a down-home spirit, and everybody is friendly,” he told the Lebanon Democrat.

Stopping at the restaurant helped him to relieve boredom while he was on the road.

Find out on the next page when they plan to visit the last restaurant on their list.

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