- - news, features and articles for the meat processing industry


Bob Evans in New Partnership

23 August 2013

US - Bob Evans Farms, is to join forces with Warren, Ohio-based foodservice company AVI Foodsystems Inc., to develop and license a new prototype concept Bob Evans Express.

The first unit opened at the BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing facility on this week, where AVI is the foodservice provider.

Bob Evans Express is a non-traditional restaurant concept designed for venues such as workplace cafés, universities, airports, malls, service plazas and hospitals.

Bob Evans co-developed the concept with AVI after selecting AVI as their foodservice provider for Bob Evans’ new corporate campus in New Albany, Ohio.

The second Bob Evans Express location will be introduced at the campus’ employee café this October.

“This new Bob Evans Express concept was a natural evolution of our relationship with AVI after discussing plans for our corporate campus. AVI has significant experience and expertise in non-traditional food venues, making them an ideal partner,” said Bob Evans Farms Chairman and CEO Steven A. Davis.

“We’re pleased that two great Ohio companies are partnering together on this new innovative concept, which is full of possibilities for both companies.”

“We are focused on providing our customers the family difference in hospitality services, making a quality brand such as Bob Evans a perfect fit,” stated Anthony J. Payiavlas, President and CEO of AVI Foodsystems, Inc.

“This is a tremendous example of synergy ... two Ohio-based companies creating a winning concept that capitalizes on our core strengths.”

TheMeatSite News Desk

Our Sponsors


Seasonal Picks

Meat Cuts and Muscle Foods - 2nd Edition