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Company History

For more than 60 years, Bob Evans Farms has been delivering farm-fresh goodness — delicious, quick-to-table farm-fresh foods that are sold in grocery stores all over the country.

Today, we are proud to be the #1 selling refrigerated dinner sides, including many varieties of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and Oven Bake dinner sides.* We’re also a leading producer and distributor of over 60 varieties of sausage and bacon products, frozen handheld breakfast items, and other convenience foods.

Our success is built on the basics: high-quality, great-tasting, quick-to-table food, carefully made to meet the needs of today’s busy families. We do all the washing, peeling, seasoning and cooking, so you can enjoy extra mealtime with your family and spend less prep time in the kitchen.

* SOURCE: IRI Total US MULO Latest 52 W/E 3/25/18. IRI classifies Bob Evans side dishes, including mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, as “refrigerated dinner sides.”

1948

Bob Evans Starts Sausage Business

1953

Official Company Founding Date

1962

Original Restaurant Opens in Rio Grande, Ohio

1964

Sausage Route Begins Outside of Ohio

1971

Bob Evans Hosts First Annual Farm Festival

1987

Owens Sausage Is Acquired by Bob Evans

1997

Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni & Cheese Are First Sold in Grocery Stores

2013

Bob Evans Farms Moves to New Headquarters in New Albany, Ohio

2016

Bob Evans Launches the Our Farm Salutes Program

2018

BEF Foods, Inc. Is Acquired by Post Holdings

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