Bob Evans Launching New Picnic Menu for Summer

Bob Evans is bringing that special picnic feeling to everyone this Summer: no park necessary. Known for its iconic comfort food, Bob Evans is rolling out a new Summer picnic menu chock-full of summer’s brightest flavors. Just in time for Summer, Bob Evans commissioned a national survey to delve deeper into Americans love of picnics. According to the new Bob Evans survey, picnics are beloved because of the people involved rather than where they take place. The survey of 2,503 Americans found that picnics are about more than just food; 86 percent of respondents loved to picnic because it provided an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. In addition, it turns out that, while being outside was considered an important part of picnicking, more than 58 percent of respondents had staged an indoor picnic in the last year, showing that anywhere can be a perfect place for a picnic if you have good food and great company.

That’s why Bob Evans is bringing picnics and that wonderful feeling of connectedness to locations near everyone! The family-style restaurant is opening up hundreds of thousands of picnic blanket locations across the US thanks to the new Summer picnic menu and promotion. Now, there is a Bob Evans location wherever guests can lay a blanket or spread a tablecloth. You take care of the company; Bob Evans will handle the food. The Summer Picnic menu is available both in restaurant and as a to-go Picnic Feast but only for a limited time. Starting this May, guests can enjoy new, fresh picnic menu items that elicit fond warm-weather memories, including delicious Herb Roasted Chicken, specialty sides, and scrumptious Lemonade Bread, along with other family favorites only available for the Summer, like Strawberry Supreme Pie and Chicken Salad Sliders.

“Picnics have a special place in Americans hearts and minds. Wherever our guests choose to enjoy Bob Evans food, our new picnic menu creates a memorable experience that helps families and friends connect while enjoying delicious Summer food,” says Sara Bittorf, SVP, chief marketing officer of Bob Evans.

Bob Evans Summer picnic menu includes:

Herb Roasted Chicken: Marinated roasted chicken seasoned with garden herbs, topped with a citrus garden herb sauce and garnished with a fresh cut lemon

Tomato Cucumber Salad: Ripe fresh cut tomatoes, crisp diced cucumbers, and sweet yellow onions tossed in a champagne vinaigrette

Homestyle Chicken Tenders: Bob Evans white meat chicken tenders seasoned to perfection and fried to order

Summer Herb Corn: Sweet corn with diced fresh red and green peppers finished with a citrus garden herb sauce

Summer Chicken Salad Plate: White meat chicken salad topped with honey roasted pecans, served with grapes fresh cut melon, bananas, pineapples and strawberries

Summer Chicken Sliders: White meat chicken salad mixed with grapes and celery on fresh baked signature Bob Evans dinners rolls

Strawberry Supreme Pie: Rich cream cheese filling topped with a layer of fresh strawberries and finished with whipped topping

Lemonade Bread: Bob Evans lemonade bread is a twist on a traditional lemon pound cake glazed with lemonade icing

Strawberry French Toast Bake: Fresh strawberry topping on our French Toast Bake. Served with fresh cut fruit and choice of breakfast meat

In addition, Bob Evans is launching “The Pop-Up Picnic Tour” in cities around Ohio - Bob Evans home state—to help everyone enjoy the magic of Summer picnics with good food, friends and family. Gingham is not required but definitely recommended.

Events details:

June 7th

Columbus Commons

160 South High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

June 15th

Public Square

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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