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
Website: http://www.bobevans.com
Email: Email Bob Evans

Executives

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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kathy Goyette April 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Wewent to a Bob Evans in Fairfield Ohio on Pleasant avenue. They advertised Broasted Chicken. Ordered it with the waitress. She came back 10 minutes later said they didnt have any, and it would take 30 minutes. We said fine. Fourty five minutes later we received four small dried up pieces. The manager said thats how it always looked. I suggest that someone from Corp. check this out. After one hour we left with our food on the table and never to return. It was so dissappointing

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margie hickman April 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I just wanted to know why you don’t have corn bread with the meals because cornbread is down on the farm.

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Cathy April 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

My husband, myself and son went to store #172 for dinner tonight. This was our second experience with this location . The first time everything was great. Tonight our server was Kelly M. She told us that they had had a party of eleven and the kitchen was backed up because of it. OTHER tables seemed to be getting food. Our food finally arrived after at least a 30minute wait. When I said the food was wrong she took it and started to yell at the kitchen staff for it being wrong. Turns out she grabbed the wrong plates. She then brings our correct plates, mixed our food up and never offered us ketchup or steak sauce or rolls. My son grabbed a bottle of ketchup from another table so he could eat before his fries got cold. She kept saying”this isn’t my day”. We had to ask again for steak sauce and rolls . She asked if I’d like more iced tea and took the orders for ice cream. She brought over the ice cream and totally forgot my tea. We then had to ask her for our check twice. Not once did anyone check with us to make sure everything was okay. We also had to wait in a line after 5 other people to pay the check. Hopefully this was just a bad night for them I know next time if we go again we will definitely not sit in her section.

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Jeff Gurney April 4, 2014 at 2:44 am

Me and my 82 year old father had been dining at the Bob Evans on 66th and Tyrone in St. Pete for 2 weeks straight, as my Mom is in the hospital. We got to know the manager Roy and the different waitresses. (my dad is always smiling and joking) However the service was the biggest joke of all, unfortunately,
1-always waited for a drink order.
2-always waited for our drinks.
We eventually started ordering our drink and meal at one time to try to lessen our aggravation.
3-My dad asked our server how our order was coming.
She grunted that the ordr was coming and she had 6 tables. Who says such a thing to a guest?
4-On our last and final visit, a lightly grilled chicken breast (had one before that was rock hard) and no cheese please.The food came with cheese. I told her i would just pick it off. When i did the chicken was burnt. I called Roy over, explained the problem as well as sitting there with ab empty ice tea glass.He asked me if i wanted some tea. Itolad them to just take everything away as my dad was nearly done. I told Roy the service was always poor. He had nothing to say.
It’s a shame, my dad really like the variety.
It would be better If there were some way comments could be made anomalously as they occur. (other than by computer)
Sincerely

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Jen April 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

My grandmother and I had came to bob Evans on Montgomery Rd in Cincinnati ohio we had a horrible experience. First I didn’t know people could bring their pets to lunch with them the guy sitting behind us had a dog in the booth with him and the dog kept jumping on my grandmothers back. How disgusting so when questioning the waitress about it she tried to have the man put the dog on the floor she tried her best but the man said it was an assistant dog, I’ve seen a lot of assistant dogs but none ever at restaurants jumping all over the place the guy was clearly lying, and it is unsanitary for someone’s dogs to be jumping while we are trying to eat I was highly disappointed in this, I will not be returning anytime soon.

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Shelly Iwaniusz April 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Today my family and I had the worst experience ever while dinning at the Bob Evans in Adrian Michigan and Lori was the manager on duty. My family were frequent dinners at this location, we usually are only upset with certain waitstaff not tonight I think I was mad at everyone that worked tonight. I have so many complaints.
1 when we walked in the door and there was a wait I had expected them to take our names and they didn’t untill five or more minutes later. The poor family before us finally had been asked for a name she responded Yolanda and the waitress said no a first name, that was a first name.
2 when we were seated our waitress asked with a whisper what to drink I had my two kids with me one gets the kid cup and the older daughter gets a glass and my daughter was brought a kid cup so I gave my coke to her and the drink brought was a root beer, yuck.
3 my husband ordered water and got water but in a completely cracked and chipped glass .
4 we always get a plate for the little one to eat ketchup off of and when we finally got it, it looked like it had a boogie on it.
5 we neede refills on our drinks and it took forever.
6 we ordered a while ago my kids both got something that gets syrup and didn’t get the syrup till five minutes later and my husband ordered a large salad an like the syrup there was no dressing for a period of time I never got my food. All of my family had finished there food while I still had nothing and we then met the manager Lori that told me she could send my food home with me and ill say at first that’s what I wanted but the it was still taking a long time so I just got mad I didn’t want the damn pot pie anymore and my family will not be eating at this Bob Evans ever again I am not an angel I screamed at her and told her that we didn’t want the pot pie and didn’t want it on the bill she said our bill was taken care of and she kept asking me if we wanted it to go, I then told her if she was smart she would stop trying to get this food to me because I will throw it across the room if she brought it out.

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ROBIN March 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

1) Today i ordered bob evans online to get the 20% off ,in doing this i was not able to order extra single sides ,so i had to wait to get to restaurant to add onto my order and i pointed out to the cashier that was why i was ordering them now and she just replied” oh”
2) MY ORDER WAS SAID TO BE DONE BY 3:00 AND I WAS STILL WAITING AT 3:20 NOT BECAUSE OF MY ADD ONS BUT WAITING ON MY BEAN SOUP ! ????
3) IT WAS NOT BUSY TODINAY ,BUT THERE WERE STAFF STANDING CHIT CHATTING THE LADY AHEAD OF ME WAS ALSO NOT HAPPY WITH STAFF.
5) EVERY TIME I HAVE ORDERED A CHICKEN KNIFE AND FORK IT NEVER HAS THE SCALLIONS ON IT AS IT SAYS IN THE DESCRIPTION -WHICH I ENJOY !
3)MANY TIMES I HAVE COUPONS BUT IT SAYS FOR DINE IN ONLY – I HAVE ASKED THE MANAGER IF HE WOULD HONOR FOR TAKE OUT CAUSE MY HUSBAND IS DISABLED HIS REPLY WAS”NO”.
I SERIOUSLY AM THINKING ABOUT TAKING MY BUSINESS ELSEWHERE WHICH IS A SHAME BECAUSE ITS NOT EVEN 5 MIN. FROM MY HOME ?
THE STORE I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE PERRYSBURG BRANCH @LEVIS COMMONS PERRYSBURG ,OHIO 43551

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June Cartner March 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

The lunch that you provided at the IX Center, Cleveland Ohio for Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Walk was very nice. Thank you.

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Kim March 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

On 3/29/14 at about 7-7:30 pm i Visited your location in Chillicothe, Ohio on Bridge St….nasty!!!!! I had visited about a month ago and said I would never go back. On that visit it took 20 minutes for someone to realize we were even there….ordered our food, got our food before we even got anything to drink. I had ordered the dinner with the soup, steak and a dessert. I ordered my steak to be cooked medium, it was burnt with raw onions and cheese slices on it!!! I sent it back and ordered another one…this time the waitress brings me a hamburger pattie with raw onions and cheese. It was descusting to even look at. Needless to say I asked for the manager….he compinsaited my bill and I left with no dinner….my granddaughter likes to eat there so, decided to give it another try last night. BIG mistake…..I again ordered the steak, again it was burnt up but the onions were cooked…..to the point that they were black!!!!! Along with the mushrooms that were on the top of the steak…..then 2 slices of cheese that was placed on top of the burnt onions and mushrooms to hide them would be my guess!!! It was so descusting …our server said he would take it off our bill. He only took off $6.30. No way was I even paying one cent for that so called meal!!! Told the cashier that I wasn’t paying for any of it and she took the rest of it off….the manager didn’t even show his face to us…he stood around the corner and didn’t even apologize for the nasty meal I was served. I will NEVER return to that restaurant again. So unprofessional and they definitely don’t know how to cook. They need new management for sure and a crew who cares what the food looks like when it is being served. NASTY !!!!!

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UNHAPPY EMPLOYEE March 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm

UNHAPPY EMPLOYEE March 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm
PLEASE READ!!!!!
TO:
CEO: Steven Davis
CFO: Paul DeSantis
COO: Joe Gillen

A current store of Elmer Ware!!!!!

Bob Evans in the Charleston, WV area. We just had a our store renovated…well the front of the store. Behind the kitchen door was untouched. Instead employees were paid normal wages for scrubbing, some of them till they bled. Toasters that don’t work, fryers that don’t work, microwaves don’t work. Since the renovation the Ansel system has went off 2-3 times because of equipment failure. So employees were told this renovation cost $250,000.00 and was done for us. But we bought and paid for our new uniforms out of pocket, which was mandatory, and the employees are still working with the same broken down equipment. The only renovations that were done were in the front that the customer sees. Plus, more menu or “bakery” items added to the menu with no more help hired. As a common sense person that knows what labor and things cost, there was no $250,000.00 spent. I take this as a tax right off for a store that is losing money due to poorly trained employees. I am very unhappy with conditions. You have a great morning crew that cleans and treats customers with respect and very little on night shift as a fellow manager makes jokes in front of customers. As I have been in food service for over 10 years and have held every title in the business this time could be spent on training or trying to help employees. The GM has not been at this store long but is a veteran of Bob Evans and will help any one with any problem they have, she’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get dirty which is how you are supposed to lead-by example! If the rest of her management team had this attitude it might make it. You have to remember that Bob Evans employees are peoples children and grandchildren, and I’m sure parents and guardians want good leadership skills set for them. I do not see this at the Bob Evans I work at. This store has major training issues in customer service, and correcting things when they are wrong. Also you have inexperienced servers ringing up tickets wrong losing the company money. I’m no math whiz but if $20 a day was missed in the ring up process, that’s $7,300 a year missed in sales alone, and as I work at this store I know on some days more than $20 is missed.
So I challenge you to change things and current working conditions, you have more than a handful of unhappy employees, then you have those that don’t care, well sirs, I care, and when I talk to people about where I work and they complain it’s not my spot to apologize, I actually get embarrassed, you are losing money at this store because of poorly trained servers and cooks. You only have 2 good cooks at this store and your running them in the ground, also 2 good KP, which are getting ran into the ground, you might have 3 servers that know the menu well and can ring items up correctly. TIME FOR CHANGE!!!!
I’m sure you know the store I am referring to as you have received the bills for the Ansel system refills, and hopefully you do your homework. It’s a shame your letting this happen as I knew Mr. Evans personally as a family friend, I even attended his funeral with my family, he would roll over in his grave if he knew what you were making his employees suffer. Shame on corporate. Make those pockets get deeper and make the people helping make that money suffer. If no response within ONE WEEK, we will seek it elsewhere. I have many pictures/ videos taken of this store, filthy, disgusting, unfit for eating….over 200+, that is the kitchen alone and some walk-in pictures. Do something!!!! Don’t make this store an embarrassment to the community as it has been, as Mr. Ware IS WELL AWARE OF.
It isn’t hard to figure out who wrote this, and if any repercussions come from writing my opinion then so be it, I am telling the truth, and something tells me, you know it.

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john walden March 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

Yes I enjoyed the food at your restraints.

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Susan Shaffer March 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

I worked for bobevens on gilcrest rd, in Akron Ohio, I started in November, of 2013, quit on Feb, I have never worked in such a disorganized rest. In my life. The employees were mean rude, would not show me what to do, the managers just made excuses for them instead of salving the problem, I worked 6, 7, 8, hours with no break whatsoever, I have not got my last paycheck, the first two weeks in November they held my paycheck, and I have not seen it, please look into this matter, I will not go back to Bob evens again,

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