Owens Country Sausage is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bob Evans Farms, an operator and owner of homestyle family restaurants and a manufacturer of retail food products. Founded in 1953, the company owns and operates more than 575 Bob Evans Restaurants and nearly 100 Mimi s Caf Restaurants. Bob Evans food products are sold under the Bob Evans Farms and Owens Country Sausage brand names. The company distributes its food products to more than 30 states. The Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio, is a national tourist destination featuring the original Bob Evans Restaurant. The company reported annual sales totaling more than $1.5 billion in 2005, and its stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BOBE. Owens Country Sausage maintains a location in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and its products are sold through such retailers as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Albertson s, HEB Grocers, Brookshire Foods, United supermarkets, Grocer s Supply and Affiliated Foods.