Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates more than 520 full-service, family restaurants in 22 states, mainly in the east north central, mid-Atlantic, and southern regions of the United States. Most of these operate under the Bob Evans Restaurant banner. About 83 percent of the company's revenues are generated by its restaurant operations. The remaining sales come from Bob Evans's food products operations. The company produces and distributes fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork sausage and ham products under the Bob Evans, Owens Country Sausage, and Country Creek Farm brands, as well as a variety of other complementary food items sold in the refrigerated and frozen sections of grocery stores. The company's food products are distributed through more than 15,000 grocery stores in 30 states.



Dinner Rolls

Bob Evans Recipe

2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups milk, scalded, cooled to lukewarm, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable shortening or margarine
5 cups all purpose flour melted butter

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup milk. Stir in remaining milk, the sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth, adding more flour as needed to make the dough easy to handle.   Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled.   Shape into rolls. Dip in melted butter. Place in greased muffin cups or 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Let rise again, then bake at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Brush again with melted butter.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 18

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, well beaten
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 tablespoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and ginger in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Set aside. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add buttermilk mixture, egg, molasses and salt to flour mixture; blend well. Pour into greased 11 x 7 inch baking pan. Top with reserved topping mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Down Home Breakfast

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 4

1/2 lb. Bob Evans Original Sausage Roll
1/2 (20 oz.) package Bob Evans Home Fries Diced Potatoes
3 tablespoons bell pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
6 eggs

Crumble sausage into frying pan. Add potatoes, pepper and onion. Cook slowly until sausage is browned. Beat eggs and combine with milk. Add to sausage mixture and cook, stirring occasionally to fluff eggs, until eggs have thickened. Refrigerate leftovers.

Sausage Pie

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 6

1/2 pound Bob Evans Original Sausage
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup spinach, chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In medium skillet over medium heat, crumble and brown sausage until cooked. Place into pie shell, and top with Swiss cheese and spinach. In bowl, combine eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Sausage Sliders

Bob Evans Recipe

1 pkg 12 oz. Bob Evans Original Patties
8 mini slider buns
1/2 cup Bob Evans Wildfire BBQ Sauce
1 cup prepared coleslaw

In skillet over medium heat, cook sausage patties until browned and cooked through. Place on buns. Top with BBQ sauce and prepared coleslaw.


  • Buffalo Sliders:  1/2 cup sour cream mixed with 2 tablespoons hot sauce, sliced red onion and crumbled blue cheese 
  • Pizza Sliders:  1/4 cup marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese 
  • Tex-Mex Sliders:  1/2 cup salsa, 1 avocado sliced and sliced pepperjack cheese

Sausage Apple Quiche

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 8

1 (8 oz.) package Bob Evans Express Fully Cooked Original Sausage Links
1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 medium apple, cut into 1/4" slices

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 10-inch quiche or pie pan with pie crust. Sprinkle cheeses, chives and parsley over bottom of crust. Arrange sausage in spoke fashion over cheese layer. Beat eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk. Whisk in milk, salt and sugar until well blended. Carefully pour egg mixture over sausage layer; sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if desired. Arrange apple slices around outside edge of quiche, pressing down slightly into egg mixture to coat apples. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees; bake 15 to 20 minutes more or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Refrigerate leftovers.

Mini Sausage Pizzas

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 6

1 pound Bob Evans Italian Sausage Roll
6 mini Kaiser rolls (3-inch diameter)
3/4 cup prepared marinara sauce
1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained (10 oz)
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Split rolls horizontally in half. Scoop out insides, leaving 1/2-inch thick shell; set aside. Cook sausage in large skillet on medium-high heat until browned and crumbled; drain well. Add marinara sauce, spinach, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of the shredded Mozzarella; mix well. Spoon 1/4 cup sausage mixture into each hollowed out roll. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon shredded Mozzarella. Place on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Sausage Jambalaya

Bob Evans Recipe

Serves 4

1 package Bob Evans Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces (19 oz)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
1 package frozen cut okra, thawed (10 oz)
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until brown. Set sausage aside. In same skillet, saute onion and celery until tender. Add cooked sausage, tomatoes, okra, chicken broth, rice, hot sauce, oregano and thyme. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Bob Evans to Sell Mimi's Cafe

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Announces Agreement To Sell Mimi's Cafe :: Restaurant News Resource (via Nevistas Publishing)
The purchase price for the transaction is $50.0 million, consisting of $20.0 million in cash and a note for $30.0 million, subject to customary purchase price allocations and adjustments as of closing. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) ("Bob Evans") announced it had entered into a definitive agreement…