Founded in 1953, Bob Evans Farms is an operator and owner of homestyle family restaurants and a manufacturer of retail food products. The company owns and operates more than 575 Bob Evans Restaurants in nearly 20 states. It also operates nearly 100 Mimi s Caf Restaurants in more than 15 states, primarily in California and other Western states. Bob Evans retail food products are sold under two brand names, Bob Evans Farms and Owens Country Sausage. The company distributes its retail food products to more than 30 states and the District of Columbia. The Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio, is a national tourist destination featuring the original Bob Evans Restaurant and the Homestead Museum, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The company reported annual sales totaling more than $1.5 billion in 2005, and its stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BOBE. Bob Evans Farms is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.