Columbus, Ohio-based restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms has announced fiscal results that exceeded guidance for the fiscal Q4 and year ended 26 April 2002. Diluted earnings per share for the Q4 were US$0.49, up 44% from a year ago, reflecting significantly improved profitability in both the restaurant and food products businesses. For the full year, excluding non-recurring items, earnings per share on a diluted basis were US$1.84, a 28% increase from the previous year.