Profile: Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE.O)
5 Dec 2016
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Bob Evans), incorporated on November 4, 1985, is a full-service restaurant company. The Company produces and distributes pork sausage products and a range of home-style refrigerated side dishes and frozen food items under the Bob Evans, Owens and Country Creek brand names. These food products are distributed to customers throughout the United States. Additionally, the Company manufactures and sells similar products to foodservice customers, including Bob Evans Restaurants and other restaurants and food sellers. The Company operates in two segments: Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods. As of April 29, 2016, the Company operated 527 Bob Evans Restaurants in 18 states.
Bob Evans Restaurants
Through the Company's restaurant concept, it offers customers a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner items for either dine-in, carryout or catering occasions. Its breakfast entrees are served all day and feature food items, such as sausage, bacon and eggs, as well as offerings, including sweet and stacked hotcakes, omelets and coffee. The Company also offers a range of lunch and dinner entrees, including a line-up of salads and dinner items, such as slow-roasted pot roast, slow-roasted turkey and country fried steak.
Bob Evans Restaurants range in size from 3,600 to 6,500 square feet and average approximately 5,000 square feet, while its larger Bob Evans Restaurants and General Stores are approximately 9,800 square feet. As of April 29, 2016, Bob Evans Restaurants were located in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
The BEF Foods segment offers a range of wholesome food products to retail and foodservice customers. The Company's food products provide meal solutions. Its food products include approximately 60 varieties of branded, smoked and fully cooked pork and turkey sausage, ham and hickory-smoked bacon products, such as Bob Evans Fresh Sausage (in rolls, patties or links, all in a range of seasonings), Bob Evans Sausage (including Sweet Italian, Savory Sage, Brown Sugar and Honey, Maple, as well as Naturally!), Bob Evans Fully Cooked Maple Links, Bob Evans Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Patties or Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links, and Bob Evans Grilling Sausage (Original Bratwurst, Beer Bratwurst, Sweet Italian and Hot Italian).
The Company also offers over 100 food items in the refrigerated and frozen areas of grocery stores. Its food items include mashed potatoes (different varieties in various sizes), Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes, Oven Bake Macaroni & Cheese and Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta with Applewood Smoked Bacon, sides such as Homestyle Broccoli & Cheese, Seasoned Homestyle Stuffing, Six Cheese Pasta, Original Green Bean Casserole, Sliced Glazed Apples, Handheld Breakfast Items, such as Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuits, Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant, Breakfast Burritos, Breakfast Bowls, Owens Kolaches, as well as Soups (Original Chicken & Noodles and Original Sausage Chili), and Sausage Gravies.
The Company produces food products in its four manufacturing facilities. It produces sausage products at its plants located in Hillsdale, Michigan, and Xenia, Ohio. The Company's ready-to-eat products, such as sandwiches, soups and gravies, are produced at its Sulphur Springs, Texas, plant, and Lima, Ohio, plant produces refrigerated side dishes. It also uses third parties to manufacture or co-pack the Bob Evans and Owens products that are not produced in its own facilities. These co-packed items include some of the Company's side dish and meat items. The Company supplies its customers by shipping products directly to their warehouses for further distribution by the customers to their retail stores. It also distributes products through food wholesalers and distributors servicing smaller, independent grocers. As of April 29, 2016, Bob Evans or Owens brand products were available for purchase in grocery stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and parts of Canada.
Bob Evans Farms Inc
8111 Smiths Mill Rd
NEW ALBANY OH 43054-1183
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Sandell to launch consent solicitation at Bob Evans Farms Inc
- BRIEF-Sandell Asset Management reports 8.1 pct stake in Bob Evans Farms
- BRIEF-Bob Evans reports fiscal 2017 Q1 results and raises fiscal 2017 EPS guidance
- BRIEF-Versa Capital Management announces formation of Eastern Outfitters LLC
- BRIEF-Bob Evans reports Q4 earnings per share $0.48