Bob Evans Restaurants is an American national chain of restaurants operated by Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a food service, processing, and retail company based in New Albany, Ohio. The company is named after its founder, Bob Evans (1918–2007). Its food processing and retail enterprise products are manufactured and sold under the Bob Evans and Owens Country Sausage brand names. The Bob Evans chain has over 600 locations in 24 states, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, and upper Southern states. All locations are corporately owned, not franchised. The restaurants offer a theme of country living, and a close connection to farms. Breakfast is served at the restaurants all day long.