Bob Evans restaurant

Unit closures and weak same-store sales hurt Bob Evans

Family-dining chain has closed 20 restaurants so far this fiscal year

Revenue at Bob Evans Farms Inc. fell 3 percent in the third quarter ended Jan. 22, the company said Tuesday, amid unit closures and weak sales due to falling traffic.

Same-store sales at the 540-unit family-dining chain declined by 3.6 percent in the quarter, the company said, while the number of transactions in the period fell by 6.5 percent.

The company cited its continued shift away from discounting for the falling traffic. “We expected sales challenges as we ration

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