The homespun hospitality behind Bob Evans Farms Inc. has given way to bickering in its boardroom, as a proxy battle between the company and an activist investor heightens in the run-up to the chain’s Aug. 20 annual meeting. Both the 561-unit, New Albany, Ohio, restaurant chain and investor Sandell Asset Management, one of Bob Evans’ largest stockholders, cited third-party proxy evaluations to justify their positions on how the company should be run and its board of directors ...

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