SOURCE: Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

February 20, 2009 09:54 ET

Bob Evans Restaurants Celebrates National Banana Bread Day

Locations in Pittsburgh and Detroit Will Celebrate the Day on Monday, February 23

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - February 20, 2009) - Go bananas on Monday, Feb. 23 because it's National Banana Bread Day! Need a way to celebrate? Visit any Bob Evans Restaurants in Detroit, Michigan or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday, Feb. 23 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and receive two free slices of Bob Evans homemade Banana Nut Bread with the purchase of any carryout beverage, while supplies last!

Bob Evans Banana Nut Bread has been a popular menu item since it was introduced nearly eight years ago. Today, Bob Evans Banana Nut bread is loved by customers who order it for breakfast, as their bread choice with an entrée or salad, or purchase as a whole loaf to enjoy at home. A loaf of Bob Evans Banana Nut Bread is $4.99.

"This is such a fun way to celebrate food," says Mary Cusick, senior vice president of marketing. "Our customers do go bananas for our Banana Nut Bread, so we want to reward our guests by making it easy to celebrate National Banana Bread Day with a taste of our bread. A quick cup of our Signature Blend Coffee and two slices of our Banana Nut Bread is a perfect on-the-go choice."

Although the Banana Nut Bread is a favorite at Bob Evans Restaurants, other specialty breads are offered on a seasonal basis. Currently the restaurant is offering Cherry Bread. A variety of specialty breads may come and go throughout the season, but the Banana Nut Bread is a constant in the restaurant and the company sells thousands of loaves annually.

Just for fun, here are some fun facts about bananas (

--  96% of American households purchase bananas at least once a month.
--  The average American consumes 28 pounds of bananas per year.
--  The first banana was introduced in 1876 to the U.S. at the 1876
    Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
--  A banana peel is a great leather shoe polish.
--  Don't go looking for banana trees because they don't exist! Bananas
    grow on plants.

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About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi's Café brand names. At the end of the third fiscal quarter (Jan. 23, 2009), 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 Café owned and operated 140 casual restaurants located in 23 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 the company's Web site at

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