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Indiana couple to hit their 649th Cracker Barrel when Victorville restaurant opens

By in Press Enterprise on January 31, 2018

By Nancy Luna

Over the course of 40 years, Ray and Wilma Yoder have logged an estimated 5 million miles around the country in a quest to hit every Cracker Barrel in America.

In August, the couple, both 81, met their goal when the 48-year-old chain opened its 645th Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Oregon. To maintain their streak, the Yoders plan to attend the opening of Cracker Barrel’s first California restaurant, which opens Monday, Feb. 5 in Victorville.On

And, when they nestle into their fireside wooden chair, they plan to dine on their favorite meal: the meatloaf sandwich.

“Nobody else can match it,” said Ray Yoder of Goshen, Indiana.

  • Ray and Wilma Yoder have logged an estimated 5 million miles around the country in a quest to hit every Cracker Barrel in America. On Monday, Feb. 5, the Indiana couple, both 81, will visit their 649th Cracker Barrel when a new restaurant opens in Victorville, Ca. (Courtesy PortlandEventPhotography.com)

  • Cracker Barrel's 649th location is coming early next year to Victorville. Another location is slated to open in Sacramento. The company has a warehouse of 90,000 general store antiques and other Southern collectibles. Each restaurant is decorated with items collected over the years such as lassos, oil lantern, deer heads and crank telephones. (Courtesy Cracker Barrel)

    Cracker Barrel’s 649th location is coming early next year to Victorville. Another location is slated to open in Sacramento. The company has a warehouse of 90,000 general store antiques and other Southern collectibles. Each restaurant is decorated with items collected over the years such as lassos, oil lantern, deer heads and crank telephones. (Courtesy Cracker Barrel)

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