Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi’s Café brand names in the United States. It also sells retail gifts, food items, and other novelties in its Bob Evans Restaurants, and 7 Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores. As of April 27, 2012, the company owned and operated 565 Bob Evans restaurants in 19 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions of the United States; and 145 Mimi’s Cafés located in 24 states in California and other western states. In addition, it produces and distributes pork sausages and various home-style convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. The company’s food products include fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork sausages; hickory-smoked bacon products; and refrigerated and frozen areas of grocery stores, such as mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, microwaveable sandwiches, and slow-roasted main dish entrées. Further, it owns and operates a prep kitchen that prepares signature muffin mixes, dressings, sauces, and soups for third-party restaurants in Fullerton, California. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.