Can $5 Buy You Happiness? The Answer is "Oui, Oui" at Mimi's Cafe®!

New Happiest Hour features $5 Wine Flights & $5 Bistro Bites and more … 7 days a week

Oct 04, 2011, 17:17 ET from Mimi's Cafe

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's reconnect with friends!  Mimi's Cafe New Happiest Hour was inspired from France, where the wine flows and friends gather simply to enjoy each other's company. Mimi's® guests can now enjoy a "refreshing" take on the traditional happy hour with new $5 Wine Flights and $5 Bistro Bites, $3 domestic drafts and bottles, $4 drinks, and $5 select wines by the glass available throughout the restaurant daily. Happiest Hour takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.*


Mimi's Happiest Hour is among a host of exciting programs being introduced as part of its "Value Revolution" to appeal to guests who would like to dine out more frequently, but given the uncertain economic times, may be less inclined to do so.

"The Happiest Hours of the day are at Mimi's Cafe!  And here, $5 can buy you happiness," said Mark Mears, Mimi's President and Chief Concept Officer. "We want to give our guests another opportunity to share a Mimi's moment with friends and enjoy a delightful drink and a tasty bite while staying within their budgets. Happiest Hour also allows our guests to step out of the everyday and experiment with different tastes and pairings. We feature a variety of wines, beers, specialty drinks, starters and small plates for $5 or less."

The $5 Wine Flights and $5 Bistro Bites are a delicious duo for Happiest Hour gatherings. Mimi's new Bistro Bites menu features a collection of Starters and Small Plates, including BBQ Pork Sliders, Beef Sliders, Crispy Zucchini Parmesan, Chicken Tenders, Crab Fritters, and a Signature Cheese Plate. Mimi's New White, Red or Sparkling Wine Flights (usually $8) come in three

2-ounce pours that are perfect for tasting. Guests can also customize their flight, and substitute any wine, for $1 more.

Each wine flight comes complete with tasting notes and suggested food pairings to guide guests on their tasting journey. Mimi's Bistro Red Flight starts with velvety Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz to classic Zinfandel. The White Wine Flight progresses from fruity Pinot Grigio to Sauvignon Blanc and full-bodied Chardonnay.  Mimi's wildly popular Mimosa, Hibiscus and Sparkling Strawberry specialty drinks star in the Sparkling Wine Flight.

Mimi's Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mimi's offers private dining rooms for special gatherings, catering and to-go menus, and online ordering. Many restaurants have a full bar featuring specialty cocktails, and all restaurants serve wine and beer. Visit for information, or find Mimi's at and at Sign up for Mimi's eClub to receive a free breakfast coupon and exclusive offers throughout the year.

*Hours and offers may vary by location.


Mimi's Cafe, a French-inspired casual dining restaurant, has 145 locations in 24 states as of the end of the first fiscal quarter (July 29, 2011). Mimi's Cafe is a unit wholly owned by Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: BOBE), known and loved for its delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, friendly service and charming, stylish decor.

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