Profile: Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE.O)
22 May 2015
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Bob Evans), incorporated November 4, 1985, is a full-service restaurant company that operates Bob Evans Restaurants. The Company is a producer and distributor of pork sausage product and a variety of complementary home-style refrigerated side dishes and frozen food items primarily under the Bob Evans, Owens and Country Creek brand names. These food products are distributed to warehouses that distribute to grocery stores throughout the United States. It also manufactures and sells similar products to foodservice accounts, including Bob Evans Restaurants and other restaurants and food sellers. The Company conducts its business through Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods segment. As of April 25, 2014, the Company owned and operated 561 Bob Evans Restaurants.
Bob Evans Restaurants
Bob Evans Restaurants feature farm fresh goodness that brings families together, including a wide variety of comfort foods inspired by its homestead heritage, such as Bob Evans sausage gravy and chicken pot pie. Breakfast entrees are served all day and feature traditional favorites such as sausage, bacon, eggs and hotcakes, as well as specialty offerings like crepes and omelets. It also offers a wide variety of lunch and dinner entrees, including a full line-up of Farm Fresh Salads and signature dinner items, such as country fried steak and slow-roasted turkey. Bob Evans Restaurants range in size from approximately 3,600 to 6,500 square feet while its larger Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores are approximately 9,800 square feet. The Company offers retail gifts, food items and other novelties for sale on a limited basis in the retail areas located inside traditional Bob Evans Restaurants and on a much larger scale in its six Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores.
BEF Foods Segment- Retail Food Product Operations
The Company’s BEF Foods segment produces food products in its four manufacturing facilities. It produces fresh sausage products at its plants located in Hillsdale, Michigan, Xenia and Ohio. The Company sells its retail food products under the Bob Evans, Owens and Country Creek brand names. It also offers over 140 complementary, convenience food items in the refrigerated and frozen areas of grocery stores such as mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and microwaveable sandwiches. During fiscal 2014, the Company introduced approximately 10 new retail food products, including many varieties of Bob Evans side dishes, precooked sausage and fresh and frozen sandwiches. Its refrigerated mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese side dishes continue to grow as a percentage of its food products volume. It produces fresh sausage products at its plants located in Richardson, Texas, Hillsdale, Michigan and Xenia, Ohio. Its Sulphur Springs, Texas, plant produces ready-to-eat products, such as sandwiches, soups and gravies, and its Lima, Ohio, plant produces refrigerated dinner sides.
Bob Evans Farms Inc
8111 Smith's Mill Road
NEW ALBANY OH 43054