Bob Evans Restaurants Announces Third Annual Fundraiser and Fundraising Milestone Supporting Future Generation of American Farmers

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$1 from every Farmer’s Choice Breakfast during “Egg Crack, Give Back” promotion on February 23 supports agricultural education*

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Bob Evans Restaurants is proud to announce the return of their annual “Egg Crack, Give Back” fundraiser supporting agricultural education and innovation among America’s future farmers. For every Farmer’s Choice Breakfast ordered at participating locations** on February 23, Bob Evans will donate $1 to the National FFA Organization (FFA), up to $15,000.*

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help underwrite Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants that give FFA students critical hands-on learning opportunities ranging from agricultural internships and entrepreneurship opportunities to research experience. The “Egg Crack, Give Back” fundraiser is an extension of Bob Evans partnership with the FFA, paying homage to founder Bob Evans, his roots in the farming community and his passion for inspiring agricultural leaders for future generations.

An important milestone in supporting agricultural education:
This year signifies an important fundraising milestone as Bob Evans has now donated $60,000 to FFA organizations both nationally and locally through the annual “Egg Crack, Give Back” fundraiser, Bob Evan’s Farm Fest and other events throughout the year. Since the partnership started in 2020, Bob Evans and FFA have remained steadfast in their commitment to helping grow the agricultural community.

“Serving others is at the center of everything we do, and being in a position to continue this fundraiser for a third year, not only to inspire future generations but also get our local customers involved in doing so, holds a great deal of meaning for us at Bob Evans,” said Bob Holtcamp, President and CMO for Bob Evans Restaurants. “Taking a step back and watching how the proceeds from this event help students, and more specifically, fund their SAE Grants through the FFA partnership, is one of the highlights of our year at Bob Evans. We take great pride in witnessing the growth of students throughout the nation and the agricultural community as a whole every year.“

Farm fresh breakfast to support future farmers:
The hero of the “Egg Crack, Give Back” fundraiser is Bob Evans’ Farmer’s Choice Breakfast. A mix of the morning’s greatest hits from the home of America’s Farm Fresh, the Farmer’s Choice Breakfast includes one of two sweet griddled options, hotcakes or Brioche French toast, as well as two eggs cooked-to-order, your favorite savory breakfast meat and choice of hash browns, home fries or fresh-cut fruit. Other varieties of the Farmer’s Choice Breakfast, such as The Double Meat Farmer, Homestead Farmer and Banana Berry Farmer, also qualify for the fundraising event.

National FFA Week shines a light on future generations of American farmers:
The “Egg Crack, Give Back” promotion also coincides with “Give FFA Day” on February 23, a 24-hour fundraising campaign held during National FFA Week (February 18-25, 2023). National FFA Week helps spread awareness about the mission of FFA, its impact on the education of middle and high school students across the country, and ultimately acts as one of the backbones for careers in science, business and agriculture technology.

For more information and for local restaurant hours, visit For more information on Bob Evans commitment to FFA, including information about how to get involved in National FFA Week, please visit For more information about FFA, please visit

*Disclaimer: Up to a maximum $15,000 will go to the National FFA Organization to support National FFA and future SAE Grants. Purchase is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution as the customer will receive goods or services equivalent to the purchase price for each item purchased.

**Disclaimer: Available in all states where Bob Evans Restaurants is located except for North Carolina and New Jersey.


About Bob Evans Restaurants, LLC
Bob Evans Restaurants is chain of family-style restaurants founded and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, which owns and operates nearly 450 locations in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Guests have been enjoying signature farm-fresh meals like the Farmer’s Choice Breakfast, made with fresh-cracked eggs, and the slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey dinner among other classics for over 70 years. True to his humble farmer roots, founder Bob Evans believed in treating strangers like friends and friends like family, and this hospitality is still on display at every Bob Evans Restaurant location. As a private company, Bob Evans Restaurants is focused on bringing America’s Farm Fresh to its guests at every meal, each and every day. For more information and restaurant locations, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at and on Facebook and Twitter.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations, and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders, and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit

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