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Posted: August 31, 2017

Couple fulfills goal of visiting every Cracker Barrel in America


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Couple fulfills goal of visiting every Cracker Barrel in America
Ray and Wilma Yoder, both 81, visit their 645th Cracker Barrel store in Tualatin, Ore., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The Indiana couple has traveled to every Cracker Barrel in the country over the past 40 years. (Anna Reed/Statesman-Journal via AP)

By Zuri Davis, Rare.us

TUALATIN, Ore. —

Ray Yoder celebrated his 81st birthday at a Cracker Barrel with his wife, Wilma, on Monday, but the couple had something even bigger to celebrate. The Goshen, Indiana, couple visited all 645 Cracker Barrels in America.

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“Travel was in our blood and we’ve always liked it,” Ray said. “And, of course, the best place to eat was at Cracker Barrel. It took the boredom out of the highway to eat there because it was so much like home — we could order what we liked, and they always had what we liked.”

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The employees at the Tualatin, Oregon, Cracker Barrel helped make the visit special by giving customized aprons and forming a “clap tunnel” for the pair, cheering them on when they arrived. Cracker Barrel also gave the Yoders an all-expenses-paid trip to the Oregon location.

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Cracker Barrel even made a video to commemorate the achievement:

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