Two Bob Evans close due to under performance
The Columbus Dispatch wrote 2 area Bob Evans locations among 11 shut yesterday
Friday, April 20, 2007 3:43 AM
By Barnet D. Wolf
Two Bob Evans restaurants in Columbus were among 11 of the chain’s stores closed suddenly for poor performance. The restaurants at 1611 Polaris Parkway and 2475 Brice Rd. stopped doing business yesterday afternoon.
The other closed restaurants are in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. The closed outlets represent 2 percent of the restaurants in the Bob Evans chain.
The Brice Road restaurant is nearly 26 years old and is in a Far East Side market that has lost traffic to newer developments. The store in the bustling Polaris area is just eight years old.
Bob Evans Farms also owns the Mimi’s Cafe casual restaurant chain, which has 110 stores in 19 states. A Mimi’s Cafe is at Polaris, and it is doing “quite well,” Davis said.”
I can’t believe the one on Polaris Parkway was under performing? I thought everything up there was booming?