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Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) , said same-store sales at Bob Evans Restaurants for September rose 5% from a year earlier.

Average menu prices for the fiscal month were up about 2.4%, the company said in a press release Tuesday.

The company's Mimi's Café division posted same-store sales growth of 3.3% for September increased. Average menu prices for the month were up about 2.4%.

Chief Executive Officer Steve Davis said, "We are optimistic that our strategy of focusing on product innovation, compelling marketing and improved operations execution at Bob Evans Restaurants is beginning to pay off, as we saw in September. Our new advertising campaign, which highlighted our new Knife & Fork Sandwiches at an appealing price point, clearly struck a responsive chord among our customer base during the month."

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Shares of Bob Evans closed Tuesday up 14 cents, or 0.5%, to $30.47.