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Chain of French-style restaurants in the US.

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The "Olive Garden" of French cuisine.

  • Dec 21, 2008
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For what it is, I really like Mimi's Cafe. It's nice to see a chain of French-inspired restaurants, because all too often we're really only given a choice between Italian and Mexican cuisine here in California. Not to say I don't like the other cuisines; in fact, nothing is better than a good, authentic Mexican dish. But Mimi's offers a refreshing change here and there.

I have plenty of favorites at Mimi's, and each depends on my mood. When I'm really hungry, I usually order the French Quarter burger. It's served either on a croissant or ciabatta bread, with avocado, cheese, and the usual trimmings, and I usually ask for no bacon. Other times, I like their grilled cheese sandwich, made with four cheeses. They also have really good liver dishes, although I've never personally ordered any.

Stepping inside Mimi's is like visiting an old country house in France. But once you go in, you'll see they have rooms with different themes, like a Paris bistro, or a wine cellar, etc. I've never heard a customer actually request a specific room, but if you become a regular, they try to give you some variety.

I like Mimi's, even though it's not exactly authentic French cuisine, and it's a great place to take friends and have a good time.

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Mimi's Cafe, commonly referred to as "Mimi's," is a French-style restaurant chain in the United States that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurants themselves belong to Bob Evans Farms, Inc, and are based in California. Each location has several themed dining rooms, inculding winery-style, bistro, garden, cafe, and patio rooms.

The first Mimi's was opened in 1978 in Anaheim, CA by Arthur J. Simms (head commissary at MGM Studios of the 1950's) and his son Thomas Simms. Other partners included Brian Taylor and Paul Kurz. The restaurant chain was purchased in 2004 by Bob Evans Farms, Inc for nearly $200 million and by 2008 operated 138 Mimi's locations in 22 states. Today, it is headquartered (with Bob Evans Farms, Inc) in Columbus, Ohio and employs over 51,000 workers.
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