Bob Evans Corporate Office

Bob Evans Corporate Office Address

Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
3776 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207

Contact Bob Evans

Phone Number: (614) 491-2225
Fax Number: (614) 492-4949
Email: Email Bob Evans


CEO: Steven A. Davis
CFO: Paul F. DeSantis
COO: Joe L. Gillen

Bob Evans History

Bob Evans was founded in 1948 in in Rio Grande, Ohio.  Bob originally began making sausage for a 12 stool diner.

In 1963, the company went public as Bob Evans Farms.  In 1964, a Michigan restaurant was opened, the first location outside Ohio.

In 1971, Bob’s cousin Dan Evans becomes President and CEO.

In 1983, the 100th restaurant is opened.

In 1987, the company acquired Owens Country Sausage.

In 2000, Dan Evans retires.

In 2002, the company opens it’s 500th restaurant.

Bob Evans dies of pneumonia in 2007.

Bob Evans currently operates nearly 600 corporately owned restaurants in the US.


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Dolores Stanchina November 26, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I for the $19.99 family Turkey dinner we had it before but this time there was very little Turkey not enough to feed 4 I was upset and mad I had people to feed not enough Turkey. Thanks. Mrs Stanchina


sharon oakes November 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

On 11/20/15, we went to the Bob Evans restaurant on 71st and Marsh rd in indianapolis.

The restaurant was not busy, yet we were left standing for more than 5min. The staff looked at us but made no effort to greet or seat us. Eventually someone came from the kitchen (covered in food) and seated us. Menus were not offered. Another person came and took a drink order. After the drinks were brought, another person came, looked right at the drinks and asked if THEY could take the drink order. We pointedly looked at our existing drinks and declined, but did request menus.
I didn’t see my “usual” on the menu and inquired about it. I was told it was no longer being offered. We gave our order and that was the last time we had any contact with staff prior to leaving.

Notice that there has been no mention of how our meal was?? That’s because we were never brought any food.

After waiting for our food for more than 20+min (remember, empty restaurant) we approached the cashier for our check for the drinks. The cashier blamed the kitchen staff, and told us that there was no charge for the two sodas.

Side note: restrooms were filthy, no toilet paper or paper towels in either restroom.


Jim November 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

I opened store #3 in Columbus OH in 1969 and other locations in the Columbus OH area. It is my belief the menu, as it now stands, is too large and not manageable. Think big and keep it simple. Back then a lot of the managers were good ole country boys that knew how to talk to people. I hope you can turn this downward trend around, Bob is turning over in his grave.


Amy Gomer November 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

I’ve worked at Bob Evans for31 years. It is disturbing to see all the bad customer reviews. I know the company has gone downhill. Some of this is caused by sanctions of Obamacre. A lot of this is going on in many restaurants. I fear for my job.


Theresa Clark November 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Called in an order for a Cob Salad. Julianna M. at the Bob Evans 3660 Burbank Rd., Wooster Ohio took my order. Said I wanted a regular Cob Salad small size. She then said
it comes with blue cheese. Do you want it in the salad or on the side? I told her in the salad. She then asked how many pieces of chicken I wanted on it. Never been asked this before and my reply was I just want a regular cob salad. I had to tell her I wanted Honey Mustard dressing cause she never asked. Also had to tell her my name for the pick up cause she never asked. Got it home and there was no chicken or blue cheese on the salad. Call and talked to the manager he was very nice and offered coupons or bring it back and he would replace it. It was a rainy and cold night so I declined either offer. Just told him maybe she should know the menu better and have it down before taking orders. Very disappointed cause I love your Cob Salad’s Maybe in the future new people should be trained better.


Jack Shoemake November 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

My wife and her family went to your store in Owosso, Michigan, I always eat MUSH, I got 3 pieces of the worst looking mush in my life, (74 years). If you want pictures of some of the mush, let me know where I can send them, they were not 1/4 inch thick or over 2 inches long. Manager said they have a tool to measure how thick to cut and she was not very helpful, I have couple pieces here with me so I can send pictures. Worst pices of mush I have ever gotten at one of your stores, no one in right mind would slice that thin let alone SERVE it to you. Everyone got a good laugh What a joke , send me a phone number or something and I will send pictures, you might get a good laugh also


Angela hatter October 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Today after visiting your restaurant for breakfast with friends that suggested we eat there, I decided to write and share my feelings about the condition of that place. It is absolutely filthy. The window were so nasty with food and grease and the blinds were horrible . (dirty) I have never seen seats so dirty (booths) The location is Livonia , Michigan. Middlebelt rd. and 96 freeway. I will be writing the manager of that store and the health department in Livonia, Michigan.


David N. October 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

You,ve changed your chicken pot pies, and they are awful’. The inside is like thin soup, not thick like they use to be.
If you don,t change it back to a nice thick inside I will go to KFC to get my pot pies.


Bobbi cassady October 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm

We went to your location in Jeffersonville Ohio across from the outlet malls. It was the worst experience I have ever had. It took 20 mins to get drinks. The waitress spilled butter all over me. I ordered a half sandwich and soup. The sandwich was the size of a quarter and the soup was frozen. So she brought me another soup that was terrible. So I walked out pissed off and didn’t leave a tip. You are going down hill. I used to love bob evens now I will prob never go back.


tim October 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Me and my wife went to enjoy lunch together today at the bob evans in Hummelstown pa. I was grossed-out by watching waitresses buss tables and go from dish cleaning area right over to pick-up customers food and serve it to them. I feel a quality restaurant would have buss-boys clearing tables and waitresses serving food only . I told manager and she told me that’s how they do it, she said the waitresses wash their hands in between each time they clear a table. I really believe that one!!!! . So if you don’t mind eating some person’s leftovers, I say enjoy yourself at bob evans personally I think it is gross.


Carol October 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm

We ate at the Bob Evan’s (#0246) in Winchester, VA last night and not sure we will EVER go back again. We live here and have frequented this restaurant often, with no complaint. Last night was a disaster. The manager was condescending; the restaurant was clearly understaffed (our server had been there 11 hours at this point); the food was cold when FINALLY served; the hostess was working two positions (seating AND checking people out — needless to say, a long line in both places). THEN, the manager was on the phone taking a carryout order which meant no one could pay and leave because, for whatever reason, this phone call tied up the only computer for checking out. We saw this delay as an opportunity for the hostess to at the very least seat those who were impatiently waiting in line to be seated. That did not happen. Clearly management had lost control, and yet when spoken to, blamed it all on what staff he had. What a shame!


SNeeley October 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

I worked kp in the Wilmington, Ohio store. Management was poor and biased. If you weren’t in her group of favorites you were either pretty much ignored and she was short. Myself and another employee were not being paid the hourly rate we were hired in at. This woman had been waiting six months for her back pay and I’ve never gotten mine. I no longer work there but still expect the money I’m owed. I hope I make better progress with corporate tomorrow. I liked the job but they refused to properly staff the kitchen when needed. I have alot to tell corporate.


bh October 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm

To the District Manager of Blue Springs Bob Evans…the manager at this location is extremely rude, unhelpful, and due to her attitude I will not return to this l9cation..even the employees admit she is this way…Very Poor Choice of Management and No Customer Service skills what so ever…Do not visit this location…is my recommendation!


Linda October 3, 2015 at 11:58 pm

October 3, 2015 – We tried Bob Evans in Bridgeville, PA again tonight after having had a bad experience about a month ago. Tonight we waited over 10 minutes at the hostess desk to be acknowledged. A line began to form behind me. Finally, I yelled out “is their a hostess on duty?” It took someone another 5 minutes before they came over and took all our names. We were finally seated. The waitress was quick and pleasant. The food was good, and served quickly. When I went to pay the bill, I had to wait another 10 minutes before anyone came over to take my money. I was beginning to think our meals were free.
Now, everyone was very busy, it was obvious the restaurant was understaffed. This Bob Evans has been having problems for over a year. Is there anything that can be done? It is a clean restaurant, close to home, and we would frequent it more often if things were the way they use to be. Please take me seriously and fix this location.


Tira Stephens October 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Went to Bob Evans to eat today. We walked in and no one came to seat us so we just did it ourselves. Then I realized that we needed menus and had to get them myself. The manager on duty seemed very disturbed by the site and came to our assistance which showed great leadership on his part. Also came back to check on us and make sure we were taken care of and happy. Therefore I thought this was definitely turning around. We received our food which was wonderful. Upon leaving I guess the first managers shift was over another guy was there. I paid and left. But was thinking about how high my bill was. Went back and had them pull the bill back up. The new manager was very rude acting never even apologized once for over charging me. Then just walked off. There when I paid my bill I only paid for my meal and took the tip back. Obviously the manager didn’t care about this customer therefore why should I about his employee… You give her a tip.


cj October 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

It wasn’t the servers fault you moron! I hated customers like you when I waitressed. Do you really think you “got back” at the manager by taking the tip back? Managers could care less about that because they get paid very well on salary. Doing that only made you look like an ass and believe me…servers remember people like you! You just never know when your path might be crossed again. Perhaps the server was in nursing school and your life depended on her when you were rushed to the ER. You never know so I’d be a little smarter the next time.


Mike cook September 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

newport center bob evans,
I’ve never seen a bob Evans run like this, service is bad empty seats people leaving slow service, with 7 empty tables 12 customers left others waited 20-30 min to be seated. Tables dirty and employees that aren’t trained to handle Saturday morn rush! 14 employees running around and manager has no clue. Never had a bob Evans experience like this it stinks!


Debbie September 16, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I am very disappointed that I sent a customer complaint weeks ago and have never been responded to! No wonder the service we received the last time we went to the Toledo, Ohio Glendale location was so bad! This resteraunt has truly gone down hill! My family and I will take out business to Cracker Barrel from now on. As you really don’t seem to care!


jason konopka September 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm

My wife and I told her mother out to eat at the bob evans in livonia michigan at middlebelt and 96. We were seated in a corner and waited 15 min for a waitress then a waitress was called to our table and started arguing with another waitress about who was going to get stuck with us. Then we ordered. My wife and I had a salad with our meal and mom had a soup with hers. 35 min goes by and no salads and no soup. We asked another waitress about our Salads and soup. They finally brought our Salads but said the soup wasn’t ready. Really how long does soup take to make? Anyway I went and complained to a manager 15 min later. So it had been 50 min still no soup. Then our waitress comes to our table and says I’m going on break so someone else will bring us our food. So now we have no waitress. A couple mins later we get our food. Still no soup. We ask again and a couple mins later they finally bring mom her soup. An hour and then mins roughly it took to get soup seriously??? Then we complained to management again and took 5 dollars off the bill. That’s it seriously. Oh and I forgot I never received my biscuits with my meal either and 5 dollars was the best we can do?? WE WILL NEVER AGAIN GO TO BOB EVANS.


Ralph Wood September 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

My wife and I eat at Bob Evans Rest. every sunday morning at your Medina Rd. location in Montrose O.
I am disturb that your new credit machines on the counter charge not only on our breakfast , but on the tax as well . I am a 50 yr. retail person and we have never
chg. tip on tax . We love your rest. , but Please …No tip on the Tax …it”s not right .
Small thing , but I am sure you want to be honest as you always have . Great Food , Great Service , Bad Credit machine .

We have


Caleb September 13, 2015 at 2:26 pm

I am very disappointed with the bob evens in ocala , fl on college road. I watched the manager, Carla, reprimand a hostess is the front lobby. This is ridiculous that a manager does not have the tact and decency to use the old adage of praise in public and punish in private. It makes for such an awkward moment when someone who works for this establishment in that position cares so little for the guests comfort.


Maggie Spurlock September 8, 2015 at 7:04 pm

I am extremely unhappy with the Bob Evans in Barboursville, West Virginia next to the Huntington mall. This evening I was there with my parents hoping to enjoy an evening meal. After we were seated, we waited for at least 15 minutes. These two waitresses that were coving our area only waited on the other people before us. We were looked at by those two and ignored at least three times. After those three tes , my parents and I got up and left our table and left. This has been one of my favorite places to eat at, and I have come here for as long as I can remember. The place looked messy because there were many tables still with plates from customers before, and the manager didn’t even look like a manager. It’s sad that a public place like this can turn from a wonderful pace for a family gathering, to becoming a restaurant that doesn’t stay up i n shape like it used too. So, if you want any of my busoliness back at this restaurant, I suggest that you get your restaurant back in order, and hire more workers, or I will never step foot back in this restaurant, or maybe another Bob Evans in America. Just remember this, THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT!!!!! If you don’t like the way the person looks, or acts at your area, suck it up because you are always going to see and meet people you don’t like. It’s called life!


Barry Ritter September 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm

My wife and I have eaten Sunday breakfast At the 1st St. Store in Springfield OH for the past 15 years. We eat, read the paper and enjoy the company of employees and patrons. Our last three visits have been anything but pleasant. We’ve had extremely long waits for tables and our meals. There also seems to be an overall “don’t care” attitude with staff. This morning I spoke to the GM about my dissatisfaction and got a quick “sorry about that” with no discussion at all. I hope this store resolves whatever issues are behind this decline. When people quit a restaurant they usually quit forever and become a negative voice against them.


Patricia Patterson September 2, 2015 at 11:04 am

We have always went to Bob Evans in Blue Springs, MO and have always received good service and good food. The last few times we have ate there the service has been poor and the booths where you eat has a bad smell like maybe mold? Although the food was still good everything else about this restaurant has went downhill. Hate to see this because this restaurant has always exceeded in all services. When we left to pay we had a coupon and the waiter could not get the coupon to work a after about 5 minutes he went to get the manager and then they proceeded to argue whose fault it was. Let’s just correct the situation. Do not have waiters name but if I was that manager I would have taken him to the back and would have straighten him out. Although, I do not know both sides, there is clearly some issues. Hope this restaurant is reinstated to what it once was.


George Wells August 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Today, as with most Sunday mornings, we went to store #489 in Kansas City, KS. We arrived at 8 am. We were promptly waited on by our server Terri. She took our order. Approximately 10-15 minutes later, she came with my partner’s breakfast, but informed me that there were NO biscuits. I had ordered my normal biscuits and gravy and side of fruit. I got the fruit but no biscuits and gravy. I then had to place an order for another item. While this was going on, my partner ate his breakfast. I am extremely disappointed that there no biscuits at 8 am. How can you not have an important item of your menu, not available so early in the morning. When we got the bill, the portion that allows you to to take a survey had been torn off. We were informed that the manager had torn it off. I guess he thought that I wouldn’t let you know of his miscue.


Dawn August 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

We visited the BE in wentzville mo. on Sunday August 23 2015. It was horrible. We were seated at 625pm and walked out at 650pm and still didn’t have our drinks. I spoke with the manager and he said he was sorry for the wait but did nothing to say hey please stay let me get your drinks and make this right. Very poor management skills and unable to lead his group. The people next to us had been waiting on their food since before we came and the other people next to us walked out also after talking with the manager. There were tons of tables but all of them needed to be bussed so the host had a hard time seating us. There was tons of food getting cold in the window. You would hear the cook yellingthe food was ready. It was extremely pathetic. Someone needs to go there and help that store before it loses more business.


Amanda August 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm

We visited the St Charles MO location and were heartbroken to learn that the Pot roast hash and eggs are no longer available. This has been a family tradition of ours for years. It is the only menu item that stands you apart from Denny’s or any other breakfast chain. We were told that you are consolidating your menu. This makes no sense seeing as how you still offer pot roast on lunch and dinner menus. We also did not see any familiar faces. I guess our server that has worked there for 20 years was part of your consolidation. We waited 20 minutes to sit and were hungry so we decided to opt for other items. The food was okay at best and the biscuits and gravy don’t hold a candle to Hardee’s. Our senior friends also informed us that you don’t serve meatloaf either!? They are very upset. Needless to say we have no reason to return for such mediocre food and service. Give a huge thanks to your new inexperienced corporate clowns that know nothing of tradition only the bottom line.


David Richardson August 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

I’m very unhappy that you did away with the best item you had on your menu . the county fair cheese bites ( real name Wisconsin cheese curds ) . that is the main reason I keep coming to your restaurants . I guess I will have start going to A& W restaurants to get my cheese . the cheese swirls are not as good :-(


ed siperstein August 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

I have been a weekly customer of the Bob Evans Restaurant in Fort Myers (Cypress Lake Dr._for the past three years. The quality and portion size of the food, as well as the service rendered by servers and management has always exceeded my expectations.
However on August 18th, 2015 at approx. 12:30 p.m. I dined at this location with my lady friend. Our server, Shelly R, apparently had a bad day, since her service was way below what I normally receive from her. The salad that I ordered was short of the main ingredient
“chicken,” and it took two or more requests to the Ass’t Manager, Valerie, to correct the salad error made by the individual who prepared it.
Overall, my dining experience was not good. And chances are that I will not dine here again, although it bothers me that the restaurant can operate in this manner.


Rex Alba August 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm

I was just at Bob Evans, in Lyman Dr, Hilliard, Ohio . I was there to buy 8 banana nut bread. The restaurant was not busy at this time, there was no customer I saw. These 2 guys, with beards and heavy set, I think one was the manager, coz he was giving instructions to the other guy, another female employee was also listening to them. I came in to get the bread, seems like they did not see anybody coming in, the guy on glasses wa even facing my side! No greetings!!! No assistance!!!! I waited for a few mins in the counter, waiting if anybody would help me with my purchase, I did not get any assistance. Not even, a word, that pls wait, or whatever!!! I am an Asian guy with brown skin, I feel that these guys are judging me with my skin color! I could not believe racism exists in this classy restaurant that I admire. I would still be buying and dining at Bob Evans, but definitely not on this location anymore! I hope you tell your crew, Asians also eat at Bob Evans!


Cindy August 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm

My husband and I went to Bob Evans in Bedford, IN and our bill was $32.40, much to our surprise my bank account was charged $324.00 !!!!!! I have called the local office, I have called the corp office twice and left msg’s…so now I am unable to shop for groceries and pay some bills that are due…..I am getting now where with this and I am getting very frustrated !!!!!


Dawn August 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

At least let your credit card know they can take it off your credit card and talk with BE.


JACK DELONG August 16, 2015 at 11:21 am



Mary Lou Payne August 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

My husband went to Bob Evans Store 254, #431664 to get two pot pies to bring home. They had only one pot pie left and the pot pie which was nothing but dried dough and no vegetables. Since only having one pot pie, he also ordered a salad and the chicken tasted burnt and cooked on a dirty grill. VERY UPSETTING.


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