Bob Evans Farms Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1985. The Company is a full-service restaurant company that operates Bob Evans Restaurants. It is also a producer and distributor of pork sausage product and complementary 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 warehouses that distribute to grocery stores throughout the United States. Additionally, it manufactures and sells similar products to foodservice accounts, including Bob Evans Restaurants and other restaurants and food sellers. It offers retail gifts, food items and other novelties for sale on a limited basis in the retail areas located inside its traditional Bob Evans Restaurants and on a much larger scale in its six Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores. The Company competes with many restaurant operators and other retail establishments for site locations and restaurant employees. The Company currently produces food products in its seven manufacturing facilities. It produces fresh sausage products at its plants located in Richardson, Texas, Hillsdale, Michigan and Xenia, Ohio. Its Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Bidwell, Lima, and Springfield, Ohio, plants produce ready-to-eat products, such as sandwiches, soups and gravies. The Company has registered trademarks and service marks, such as the mark Bob Evans for its restaurant business, and Bob Evans, Owens, Country Creek Farm, Kettle Creations, and SWH Custom Foods, for BEF Foods. It is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws affecting its businesses.
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