Bob Evans 4Q net, profit fall

Company bullish on year ahead with smaller prototype and increased traffic

Higher food costs and one less operating week drove down Bob Evans Farms Inc.’s income and revenue in its fourth quarter, but same-store sales improvements at the company’s namesake family-dining brand and early results of a remodeling program have them bullish about next year.

Chief executive Steve Davis said Bob Evans’ long-term profitability would be strengthened by the closures of underperforming Bob Evans and Mimi’s Café restaurants, and noted that M

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