The Bob Evans Restaurant in Greenville, Ohio is now open after a week-long closing in preparation for the “Rise and Shine” celebration on Monday morning. By 5:52 a.m., there were 100 guests in line outside the restaurant. The weather was cold but guests agreed it was worth the wait. Those 100 guests received $5,000 in giftcard giveaways.
The first guest arrived Friday at 2 p.m. Les Simpson of Troy, Ohio has been number one in line at the last three “Rise & Shine” celebrations as well, and received a $100 gift card when the doors opened at 6 a.m.
“I wanted to be number one,” Les said. “And I love Bob Evans.”
Mayor Mike Bowers, Bob Evans corporate executives and other community members attended the celebration. Mayor Bowers credited Bob Evans Restaurants with bringing the hometown feel to Greenville and expressed its value to community members.
Bob Evans partnered with The Light Foundation and donated fifty cents per opening-day guest to the charity. Bob Evans branded travel mugs were also offered to guests who donated $5 to The Light Foundation. The Light Foundation strives to instill leadership, responsibility and hard work in today’s youth.
The entire staff was re-trained for the opening to deliver the new style of Bob Evans to Greenville. The remodeled restaurant features a bright and fresh color scheme, the Taste of the Farm bakery, a community room, dedicated carry-out area, a brand new retail section and a mural conveying the Bob Evans message: “Treat strangers like friends, and friends like family.”
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