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Bob Evans Farms

Operates chain of family restaurants.

8111 Smith's Mill Rd.
New Albany, OH 43054
Employees: 7,973
CEO: Richard Green
Stock Symbol: BOBE

Website: http://www.bobevans.com

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Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates 564 full-service, family restaurants in 19 states primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States.

Bob Evans restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a country-style setting and oak decor. Most traditional Bob Evans Restaurants range in size from approximately 3,600 to 6,500 square feet and average approximately 5,000 square feet, while larger Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores are approximately 9,800 square feet.

Bob Evans Farms distributes a wide variety of refrigerated and frozen foods in the U.S. and Canada. The Bob Evans brand is a category leader in sausage, refrigerated mashed potatoes and side dishes, and frozen breakfast.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. has four food production facilities. Two plants produce fresh sausage products and are located in Hillsdale, MI, and Xenia, OH. A Sulphur Springs, TX, plant produces ready-to-eat products, such as sandwiches, soups and gravies, and the Lima, OH, plant produces refrigerated dinner sides.

The company moved to a new corporate campus in New Albany, OH in 2013.

Bob Evans employs 34,470 people (7,973 full-time and 26,497 part-time).

The nearly 1,000-acre Bob Evans Farm, in Rio Grande, Ohio, is a tourist destination featuring the first Bob Evans Restaurant; the company’s Homestead Museum, a home on the National Register of Historic Places where Bob and his wife, Jewell, raised their six children; a log cabin village; and several special events throughout the year including the October Bob Evans Farm Festival.

The company reported revenues of $1.328 billion, down slightly from the year before. Net income was $33.6 million.

Average per-guest checks for fiscal 2014 for breakfast, lunch and dinner were $8.83, $9.41 and $9.48, respectively, for an average of $9.23. Breakfast, lunch and dinner each comprise approximately one third of total dine-in sales.

The company announced it will close 20 restaurants, most by May 2015.


In 1948, company-founder Bob Evans made sausage at his southeastern Ohio farm for the 12-stool, 24-hour restaurant he owned in Gallipolis, OH.
In 1953, a group of Bob Evans' friends and family recognized the growing demand for his sausage, became business partners and founded the company.
Bob Evans Farms became a publicly held company June 6, 1963. Reincorporated in Delaware in 1985, the company's headquarters is located in Columbus, OH.

Mimi's Café, acquired in 2004, offers a wide selection of freshly prepared, high-quality American comfort foods in an upbeat and sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of New Orleans cafés and European bistros.

Bob Evans passed away in 2007.

Mimi’s Café was sold by Bob Evans to LeDuff American for $50 million in February 2013. Mimi's Café had 145 restaurants that feature American comfort foods, such as the signature "Famous" Chicken Pot Pie and Pot Roast.


The following benefits are for managers:

- 401K with company match up to 6 percent
- Comprehensive medical/dental insurance with leading provider
- Wellness benefits with pre-tax enrollment
- Broad choice of preferred physicians
- Orthodontic coverage
- Prescription card
- Eyecare savings options
- Pre-tax medical reimbursement available
- Life insurance
- Benefits grow as career advances
- Double indemnity in case of accidental death
- Additional term life may be obtained
- Voluntary life available
- Disability insurance
- Paid vacations

The following are for full-time restaurant employees:

- Competitive wages
- Paid holidays and vacations
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Weekly paychecks
- Discounted meals while working
- Discounted meals while not working
- Christmas bonuses
- 401(k) retirement plan
- Voluntary life insurance
- Service awards

Part-Time Benefits:
- Competitive wages
- Weekly paychecks
- Health insurance
- Discounted meals while working
- Discounted meals while not working
- 401(k) retirement plans
- Voluntary life insurance
- Service awards

Updated May 9, 2015