Bob Evans


Birthday May 30, 1918

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Ohio

DEATH DATE Jun 21, 2007 (89)

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Restaurateur who created the successful Bob Evans chain and Owens Country Sausage line.

Before Fame

He started making his own sausage in 1948.


His company also opened the Mimi's Cafe restaurant chain. At one point the Bob Evans chain was spread across nearly 20 states, with nearly 500 restaurant locations. The first ever Bob Evans restaurant was opened in 1946, and it served food 24-hours a day, with only 12 diner-style stools.   

Family Life

He fathered six children with wife Jewelle Victoria Waters.

Associated With

He and Jimmy Dean were both 20th-century sausage entrepreneurs.