Bob Evans' 2Q profit rises

COLUMBUS Ohio Bob Evans Farms Inc. reported Tuesday a 36.5-percent jump in profit on lower interest expense and an increase in sales in its food products division, which helped offset slow sales at its two restaurant chains.

For the second quarter ended Oct. 23, Bob Evans posted net income of $15.5 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with year-ago net income of $11.3 million, or 37 cents a share. Latest-quarter net income was aided by $897,000 decline in interest

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