On Wednesday, Bob Evans Farms, Inc. announced a partnership with Warren, Ohio-based foodservice company AVI Foodsystems Inc., to develop and license a new prototype concept Bob Evans Express.

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

“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,” commented 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.”

The first Bob Evans Express opened on August 19 at the BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing facility, where AVI is the foodservice provider.

A second Bob Evans Express location is scheduled to be introduced at the Bob Evans’ new corporate campus in New Albany, Ohio in October.

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