Bob Evans Company History
Our BeginningsBob Evans Farms got its start when our founder, Bob Evans, began making sausage on his southeastern Ohio farm to serve at a 12-stool diner he owned in nearby Gallipolis in 1948.
"We served a lot of breakfasts, but we couldn't get any decent sausage," Bob recalled. "So I decided to start making my own from hogs raised right on our farm, using all the best parts of the hog, including the hams and tenderloins." The restaurant drew many truck drivers who traveled through the region. "You might say the truck drivers did my research for me," Bob said. "They would tell me that this was the best sausage they ever had, and then buy 10-pound tubs to take home."
These good reports prompted Bob Evans to go into the sausage business. The building where he made the sausage was built with open ends, at the suggestion of his father, so it could be used as a machinery shed if the sausage business failed. But, it didn't fail. In 1953, a group of friends and family recognized the growing demand for Bob's sausage and became business partners by establishing Bob Evans Farms.
|I'm sitting in one of their custom "Make-Do" chairs ... this little gem runs about $800.00 - YIKES!|
|This is a witch! They are getting ready for the Harvest event in late September ...|
|A closer look ... love her teeth! How about that wart on her forehead!!|
|The black smith shop ...|
|The Curry's personal home complete with Amish buggy!|
|They even had their own corn field ...|