Bob Evans Restaurant To Close 27 Locations

If you’ve got a hankering for some Bob Evans food today, make sure to call first. The family restaurant chain closed nearly two dozen locations over the weekend, with more to come.

The company publicly announced the closures of 27 locations this morning, though 21 restaurants had already shut their doors for good on Saturday and Sunday. These eateries were on property owned by Bob Evans Farms Inc. The remaining six locations will cease operations later this year.

Bob Evans CEO Saedd Mohseni said the closures were made after a “comprehensive unit-level performance review” of the company’s 548 restaurants in 18 states.

“Decisions to close restaurant locations are always difficult,” Mohseni said in a statement. “Performance at each of these locations, despite the loyalty of valued guests and the efforts of our dedicated employees, was not meeting expectations.”

When possible, employees affected by the closures will be offered new positions with nearby locations, while severance payments have been offered to full- and part-time workers where relocation isn’t available.

The sale of the 21 stores on company-owned land is expected to earn Bob Evans Farms $20 million, and result in an annual boost of $1 million to the company’s bottom line.

Update: Here’s a list of the 21 Bob Evans restaurants that have already closed:

State City Address Zip Code
FL Kissimmee 4967 W Irlo Bronson Memorial 34746
FL West Melbourne 895 Palm Bay Road  32904
IN Greenwood 91 Byrd Way 46143
IN Indianapolis 6330 W 71St Street 46278
IN New Castle 111 B S. Memorial Drive 47362
KY Richmond 2011 Colby Taylor Drive 40475
KY Owensboro 3123 Kentucky Highway 54 42303
MD Gambrills 2402 Brandermill Blvd. 21054
 MI Flint 1700 South Center Road 48503
 MI Saginaw 8466 Gratiot Road 48609
 MO Joplin 3607 Range Line Road 64804
 MO Cape Girardeau 156 Vantage Drive  63701
 MO Lee’s Summit 1680 NW Chipman Road 64081
MO Florissant 2180 N US Highway 67 63033
MO Belton 1211 E. North Avenue 64012
OH Riverside 1929 Harshman Road 45424
OH Toledo 3025 Glendale Avenue 43614
PA Exton 303 North Pottstown Pike 19341
PA Pittsburgh 6541 Steubenville Pike 15205
TN Memphis 8445 Highway 64 38133
VA Winchester 816 Millwood Avenue 22601