Bob Evans® has your Resolution Solution

Fit from the Farm® Menu Great for Families Looking to Eat Right in the New Year

Dec 23, 2010, 15:22 ET from Bob Evans Restaurants

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Year after year, healthier living seems to pop up as a popular choice among New Year's resolutions.  As America starts to think about 2011, Bob Evans Fit from the Farm® menu stands prepared to satisfy with nutritionally-balanced options.

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Statistics show that one in four people who set New Year's resolutions fail to keep them.  Bob Evans is out to slim that figure down by offering delicious options that are nutritionally balanced but full of delicious, farm-fresh taste.

"It's no secret that more nutritious menu items in restaurants have been in high demand recently by both the general public and the government," says Tom Marchese, vice president of marketing for Bob Evans Restaurants. "Last year we challenged our chefs to come up with a menu dedicated specifically to more balanced meal options that would still boast the farm-fresh taste of Bob Evans. This year, we're enhancing it even further with the addition of our BE Fit Breakfast, which includes our new cranberry multigrain sidecakes, Bob Evans Egg Lites®, and a fresh fruit dish."

The Fit from the Farm options were introduced to the Bob Evans' menu in 2010. Each meal on the menu has 1/3 or less of the recommended Daily Value for:

  • Calories (650 or less)
  • Sodium (750mg sodium or less)
  • Fat (35 percent or less total calories from fat)
  • Saturated Fat (less than 10 percent of total calories from saturate fats)

In addition, all Fit From the Farm Menu items contain 0g trans fat and no MSG. The meals were designed by Bob Evans Fresh-Thinking Chefs so that guests who follow a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet could eat three meals a day at Bob Evans and still fall within the calorie count guidelines. Nutritional information is clearly listed on the menu for each Fit From the Farm item.

Often times, nutritious foods are associated with higher costs and home cooking and don't cross diners' minds when they think of family restaurants like Bob Evans. Now, moms everywhere have a solution to their resolution: a family-friendly environment and affordable menu that offers options for nutrition -conscious eaters as well as feel good favorites for the rest of the family.  At Bob Evans, guests can substitute any side dish for a garden salad, or fruit dish at any time for no extra charge.

"Eating smart isn't always about giving up foods you love," says Bob Evans Senior Development Chef Kevin Rabideau. "It's more about being creative with how you compose your meals like pairing indulgent entrees with lower calorie side dishes like fresh fruit or steamed vegetables."

About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi's Cafe brand names. At the end of the second fiscal quarter (Oct. 29, 2010), Bob Evans owned and operated 569 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, while Mimi's Cafe owned and operated 145 casual restaurants located in 24 states, primarily in California and other western states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary homestyle convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names.  For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com.

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