Bob Evans Farms, Inc. operates as a full-service restaurant company. The company produces and distributes pork sausage products and various complementary home-style refrigerated side dishes and frozen food items primarily under the Bob Evans, Owens and Country Creek brand names. The company’s food products are distributed primarily to customers throughout the United States. Additionally, it manufactures and sells similar products to foodservice customers, including Bob Evans Restaurants and other restaurants and food sellers. Segments Bob Evans Restaurant As of April 29, 2016, this segment operated 527 Bob Evans Restaurant locations. Through its restaurant concept, the company offers its customers various breakfast, lunch and dinner items for either dine-in, carryout or catering occasions in family-friendly settings. Bob Evans Restaurants feature Farm Fresh Goodness That Brings Families Together, including various comfort foods inspired by its homestead heritage, such as sausage gravy and biscuits and its farm fresh egg combination breakfasts. The company offers various lunch and dinner entrees, including a full line-up of Farm Fresh Salads and signature dinner items, such as slow-roasted pot roast, slow-roasted turkey and country fried steak. Bob Evans Restaurants feature an atmosphere inspired by the company’s Ohio farm heritage. Most traditional Bob Evans Restaurants range in size from approximately 3,600 to 6,500 square feet and average approximately 5,000 square feet, while the company’s larger Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores are approximately 9,800 square feet. BEF Foods This segment offers various wholesome food products to retail and foodservice customers. It sells its retail food products under the Bob Evans, Owens and Country Creek brand names. Its food products include approximately 60 varieties of branded fresh, smoked and fully cooked pork and turkey sausage, ham and hickory-smoked bacon products. Varieties include Bob Evans Fresh Sausage (in rolls, patties or links, all in various 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 approximately 100 complementary, convenience food items in the refrigerated and frozen areas of grocery stores, such as mashed potatoes (different varieties in various sizes), its Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes, Oven Bake Macaroni & Cheese and Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta with Applewood Smoked Bacon, its sides, such as Homestyle Broccoli & Cheese, Seasoned Homestyle Stuffing, Six Cheese Pasta, Original Green Bean Casserole, Sliced Glazed Apples, its Handheld Breakfast Items, such as Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuits, Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant, its Breakfast Burritos, Breakfast Bowls, Owens Kolaches, as well as its Soups (Original Chicken & Noodles and Original Sausage Chili), and Sausage Gravies. The company’s refrigerated mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese side dishes continue to grow as a percentage of its food products volume. Distribution The BEF Foods segment manufactures sausage products, as well as side dishes and soups, which are distributed, on average, twice per week to the company’s restaurants by third parties. 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 its products through food wholesalers and distributors who primarily service 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. Its Owens brand products were available for purchase primarily in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. Seasonality The company’s Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods segments are subject to seasonal fluctuations. Historically, its highest levels of
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