Top 10 Untold Truths of Big Boy

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  • Published on Apr 29, 2019
  • Here's a list of the Top 10 Untold Truths of Big Boy. Big Boy burgers have been around for a long time and these are the top 10 things you didn't know about Big Boy.
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    Big Boy fans will love this list. We're here to share so many fascinating untold truths about this USA restaurant chain, which has been around since the 1930s. If you think the Big Boy mascot is cute, enjoy the wonderful signage from Big Boy and are curious about this eatery's menu items, then let’s get the inside scoop on the top 10 untold truths of Big Boy.
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    TIMESTAMPS:
    0:24 Big Boy Used To Have A Different Name
    1:44 Japanese Franchises Don't Offer Big Boy Burgers
    3:13 The Founder Sold His Vehicle To Fund The First Big Boy
    4:50 The Owner Invented The Double Deck Cheeseburger
    6:18 The Mascot Was Based On A Real Child
    7:36 The Big Boy Founder Went Into Politics
    8:42 There Was A Grisly Crime At A Big Boy Restaurant
    10:11 A Big Boy Eatery Was A Robert De Niro Movie Location
    11:21 Vintage Big Boy Memorabilia Is Valuable
    12:44 The Beatles Loved Noshing At Big Boy
    SUMMARIES:
    - Big Boy used to be called, "The Pantry". The Pantry was a single restaurant. It had ten stools and sold lunches to customers. Later on, the founder of The Pantry decided to change its name to "Bob's Pantry".
    - It's always interesting to see what restaurant chains offer in other countries. When it comes to Big Boy Japan locations, Big Boy burgers are not on the menu. That's almost hard to believe, isn't it?
    - It's always fascinating to learn about the lengths that entrepreneurs will go to to make their business dreams come true. When their sacrifices do pay off, it's inspiring. Bob Wian, the founder of Big Boy restaurants, sold his own vehicle to get the money that he needed for his very first restaurant.
    - Ever tried a Double Deck Cheeseburger? Big Boy is renowned for these burgers, as well as their french fries. Founder Bob Wian created the hearty Double Deck Cheeseburger. Today, there are two Double Decks to choose from.
    - The Big Boy mascot is cute, isn't he? You may not know that he was based on a real boy. He was just six years of age and his name was Richard Woodruff. Bob Wian was fond of the boy because Rick was really into burgers.
    - Bob Wian was the founder of Big Boy and he passed away at the age of 77. This sad event took place in 1992. Before his passing, he pushed the envelope in business through his successful restaurant chain, and also got into politics.
    - In 1995, in Ohio, there was a grisly occurrence at a Big Boy restaurant in Toledo. The police were alarmed to discover that an adorable statue of Big Boy had been cruelly vandalized.
    - De Niro fans who also love Big Boy burgers will be pleased to learn that a Big Boy restaurant was a movie location for Robert De Niro's film, HEAT. This movie also featured actors Val Kilmer and Al Pacino.
    - If you've got some authentic Big Boy merchandise at home, and you're willing to part with it, you should know that your memorabilia may be worth some real money. People adore classic Big Boy merchandise and they are willing to pay a pretty penny for it at auctions.
    - Even musical legends crave fast food. The Beatles were Big Boy fans. There’s a Beatles booth in a Big Boy restaurant in Burbank, California. In the sixties when The Beatles were in the States, they used to drop by the restaurant. This was a pivotal time for the Fab Four.
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  • BabbleTop
    BabbleTop  2 months ago +12

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    • Tony Williams
      Tony Williams 2 months ago

      They’ve classic theme songs from the 80’s

    • Jarren Lumpkin
      Jarren Lumpkin 2 months ago

      BabbleTop hey you made me hungry 😂😂😂😂😋😋😋

    • PvP Nite
      PvP Nite 2 months ago

      NICE!!!!!!!!

  • James Penrose
    James Penrose 10 days ago

    They used to offer a whole line of dressings in supermarkets. I loved their California dressing, sort of a thick ranch. They use Lawry's seasooned salt in the restaurants before they made their own brand. Used to see Lawry's in almost any coffee shop in Southern California back in the 60's.

  • Bill Swan
    Bill Swan 14 days ago

    Made by Bill Swan

    • Bill Swan
      Bill Swan 14 days ago

      BabbleTop Bill made it out of fiberglass

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  14 days ago

      ????? 🤔🤔

  • Quincee 33
    Quincee 33 21 day ago

    Meh. Didn't hate it but nothing to brag about.

  • Neil Dickson
    Neil Dickson Month ago

    Boring! How they stay open is a mystery to me. They should go the way of K-Mart!

  • Ty Demitroff
    Ty Demitroff Month ago

    :31 I counted 12 stools

  • Gaua Shxh
    Gaua Shxh Month ago

    Big boy, stay back....
    Who’s here from Tik Tok lol😂
    If so, continue the song

  • John McQue
    John McQue Month ago

    The Big Boy Burger, is the real Big Mack, McDonald's is not what think it is.

  • Jeffrey Richardson
    Jeffrey Richardson Month ago

    lauries table cloth
    bird shirt on the table roth
    michaels eye are a

  • Jeffrey Richardson
    Jeffrey Richardson Month ago

    lauries hemorrhoid
    scott laughs he does love pink floyd
    hope oil can boyd

  • SouthCalifas619
    SouthCalifas619 Month ago

    Funny thing is now Big Boy is rare to find in Southern California. I live in San Diego and the nearest Big Boy is in Tijuana Mexico

  • memyselfand ifarmer

    i worked there in the late 80's, great food. locations south of pittsburgh pa.

  • chuck s
    chuck s Month ago

    Shoney's Big Boy Still Around In Nashville.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas Day ago

      Shoney's is still around but Shoney's discontinued it's Big Boy franchise in 1984.

  • Mister Hand
    Mister Hand Month ago +1

    I took Big Boy shit just minutes ago...my butthole hurts.

  • Kevin Westrom
    Kevin Westrom Month ago

    Big Boy's have never expanded beyond being only in the southern states. It's completely unknown & never been seen in the northern states. I had thought when i first saw the mascot, it was from an entirely different restaurant chain. Had no idea that this was a real burger chain, being from a northern state location.

    • Kevin Westrom
      Kevin Westrom 18 hours ago

      @Robert Thomas Fine.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island. We can also venture west. At one time Big Boy even had units in Hawaii and Alaska.

    • M Louttit
      M Louttit Month ago

      Ohio is not a southern state nor is Arizona and both had Big Boy restaurants.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  Month ago

      Thanks for your feedback Kevin Westrom! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • Kevin Westrom
    Kevin Westrom Month ago

    Does this chain offer cheeseburger with something other than American cheese for the cheeseburgers? Cheddar, Swiss, Pepperjack ?

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  Month ago

      No. 😢 Did you like the video Kevin Westrom? 😄

  • Kevin Westrom
    Kevin Westrom Month ago

    I had only thought this was a made up restaurant for the Big Bang Theory when Sheldon mentioned it. Apparently not.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  Month ago

      LOL Kevin Westrom 😂😜 Now you know better.

  • FLINTmitten810
    FLINTmitten810 Month ago +2

    I actually work at big boy in Clio mi just 5 miles north of flint!

  • Richard Heinen
    Richard Heinen Month ago

    If you love salt, I mean an outrageous and insane amount of salt, go for the meatloaf.
    When the mgr stopped at the table to ask how our food was I said “ya might tell the cook to lighten up on the salt”
    She replied “oh, we don’t make meatloaf here, it comes in a pouch and we just heat it up”
    🙄

  • Abel Grier
    Abel Grier Month ago +1

    I can't believe that they didn't mention their famous blue cheese dressing, still available in grocery stores today! Sooo good!

  • Dave Miller
    Dave Miller Month ago

    You sucked me in to whatching another commercial

  • Smug Smugly
    Smug Smugly 2 months ago +1

    I knew somebody that worked there, they told me the special sauce was made from Crisco, mayo, ketchup, wd-40 and pickles.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas Day ago

      I worked there and wrote most of the Wikipedia Big Boy articles. Red relish (sweet pickle relish, chili sauce, ketchup) and mayonnaise. Wian put red relish on the top bun layer and mayo on the club and bottom layer. Franchisees were allowed to mix them into the special sauce. Frisch's, and its subfranchisees Manner's and Azar's use/d tartar sauce instead.

    • Smug Smugly
      Smug Smugly Month ago

      @Larry Rosenburg Good un

    • Larry Rosenburg
      Larry Rosenburg Month ago

      That’s just crazy there’s no way there’s pickles in there

  • Amanda Morse
    Amanda Morse 2 months ago

    Scoop soup with a ladle? Really? Thought I would use a fork. And put it on a plate instead of a bowl.

    • Amanda Morse
      Amanda Morse Month ago

      @BabbleTop Yup you had me at soup and bowls and spoon

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      🍴 LOL Amanda Morse 😂😜 Did you like the video?

  • Ashley Gilmore
    Ashley Gilmore 2 months ago

    There was A big boy n Knoxville TN BK n tha 80's

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Ashley Gilmore! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • Chazz77
    Chazz77 2 months ago

    Wish they would sell their red relish at the grocery stores.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      Make it yourself. Chili sauce. ketchup and sweet pickle relish.

    • Chazz77
      Chazz77 Month ago

      @BabbleTop
      Yes.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Chazz77! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • john brendle
    john brendle 2 months ago

    I miss big boy used to eat there a lot but sadly big boy near me went out of business about 20 years ago

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback john brendle! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • Sam Vance
    Sam Vance 2 months ago

    In Ohio, it’s only known as Frisch’s Big Boy. If you ask about Bob’s Big Boy, you’ll get some funny looks.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      The two Big Boy restaurants in metro Cleveland were once called Bob's Big Boys.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Sam Vance! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • WillWilsonII
    WillWilsonII 2 months ago +1

    X-mas mid 80's my brother and I were in line to see Santa at the mall. The line was huge and taking forever. Mom wanted to keep waiting but dad, who was outside the line, said "Do you guys wanna see Santa, or do you wanna see Bob? There was a Big Boy statue and we got
    our picture taken there. Other parents noticed it and started doing the same thing.

  • marc arcoria
    marc arcoria 2 months ago

    Theres soo much wrong in this video i dont have the life in me to go into it all( yes im terminally ill).all i will add is that every city over 30k people had a bigboy with carhop service .some big boys in suburban cleveland were only 4 miles apart and many of the original buildings are still standing .

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 22 hours ago

      There tended to be variation between Big Boy franchises such as Manner's Big Boy in Cleveland which had a loyal following. Big Boy enjoyed great popularity in the Midwest with Frisch's, Manner's, Elby's, Azar's, Elias Brothers, Frejlach's/Top's, Tote's/Shoney's, McDowell's, and to a lesser degree Kip's and JB's operating there. I'd say there were topics BobbleTop didn't cover, which is understandable, more than mistakes.

  • marc arcoria
    marc arcoria 2 months ago

    Big boy had a great soup and salad bar in ohio and it was all you can eat.

  • Kat Bowl
    Kat Bowl 2 months ago +1

    We have Azar's Big Boy in Fort Wayne IN. Great food.

  • dickey moore
    dickey moore 2 months ago +1

    We used to have Shoney's Big Boy in Georgia when I was a little boy

    • antlers163
      antlers163 Month ago

      @ dickey moore - There was one in Forest Park, Georgia that I went to many times in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

    • dickey moore
      dickey moore Month ago

      @Jeffrey Hendricks kewl i wish there was one near me

    • Jeffrey Hendricks
      Jeffrey Hendricks Month ago

      Understand there is still one in Lavonia.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      OK!

  • James S.
    James S. 2 months ago +2

    Regarding the movie "Heat", the restaurant at the time was Johnny's Fatboy in Downey CA. It opened in 1954.
    One waitress that was there in 1982 had started there when it opened. She told me it had carhop service (with roller skates) originally.
    It eventually closed about 25 years ago and it became an office. Real estate I think. The owner tried to demolish the building one night with a bulldozer without a permit but was stopped. It turned out the building was a cultural landmark and couldn't be touched. It's one of the last surviving "Googie" buildings, designed by John Lautner.
    The building owner had to restore the damage and now it's reopened as a Bob's Bigboy.
    I'll also mention it's about a mile from the 3rd McDonald's, opened in 1953.

    • James S.
      James S. Month ago +1

      @Lidia Astorga
      Thank you. I lived fairly close to that restaurant from 1973 til 1985. I ate there twice a week in the 70s. I mostly remember the tuna sandwiches.
      Now that I think about it, I think the name was Johnny's Broiler, the "fat boy" was the name of the burger. It had a mascot similar to the "big boy".

    • Lidia Astorga
      Lidia Astorga 2 months ago +1

      True story

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      🤔

  • pops d. r.
    pops d. r. 2 months ago +1

    It was Manners Big Boy on Ohio's North Coast.
    Bedford Manners was the hang out in the 60's and 70's with their car hop service....miss those days.

    • pops d. r.
      pops d. r. Month ago

      @M Louttit
      😁Went to Kent State in 70' and 71', lived in a boarding house on Main St. across from the Administration Bld. Channel 5 News at 11 was the station I believe, can't recall the sports broadcaster though.

    • M Louttit
      M Louttit Month ago +1

      I remember Manner’s quite well in Cleveland in the early 1950’s. I was four years old, it was my favorite restaurant. One of the TV stations in Cleveland had an evening news program sponsored by Manner’s Big Boy. The sportscaster ended every program by taking a bite out of a Big Boy every night. We lived in Kent, so going to Big Boy in Cleveland was a big deal for me.
      No mention of the famous strawberry pie in the video. Another signature dish.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

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  • Toyz4twats1
    Toyz4twats1 2 months ago

    I'm confused!
    In the South, there was a chain called Shoney's and they had a Big Boy burger and used that same statue. What's the story behind that?

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      Additionally, Shoney's enjoyed a 25 year free license which expired about 1976, and incurred a great expense after that date. Meanwhile Frisch's Big Boy enjoyed a perpetual free license, which frustrated Shoney's (and other franchisees). And Marriott didn't promote the friendly interaction between franchisees that Wian did. Long story short: Shoney's built several non-Big Boy restaurants in Frisch's territory. Frisch's sued. Frisch's lost. Shoney's bought out their franchise agreement and left Big Boy in 1984, removing better than a third of the total Big Boy restaurants. Several other major franchisees followed over the next decade or so.

    • Toyz4twats1
      Toyz4twats1 2 months ago

      @BabbleTop Awesome! I have wondered since my childhood about the differences/relationship between them. I had the Big Boy in both restaurants and the ones from the official franchises were of better quality than Shoney's version, which was a smaller patty and a sometimes toasted bun( which was a real head scratcher).

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      Shoney’s is a privately held restaurant chain headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Operating primarily in the South, Shoney's also has restaurants in the Midwest and lower Mid-Atlantic states. Founder Alex Schoenbaum opened the 1st Parkette Drive-In in 1947, and became a licensee of Big Boy Restaurants in 1952. 2 years later the name was changed to Shoney's, and aggressive subfranchising followed. 30 years later, having outgrown its Big Boy territory, Shoney's dropped the Big Boy affiliation.

  • thelastone7139
    thelastone7139 2 months ago +2

    Used to go there back in the 70's in San Diego(La Mesa), always got the Bob's Big Boy Spaghetti and Chilli
    . Man, I miss them days...

    • thelastone7139
      thelastone7139 2 months ago

      @BabbleTop It was well done, good info, and visuals.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing this thelastone7139! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • Abdulrahman X
    Abdulrahman X 2 months ago +2

    I went to this restaurant in 80's early 90's. Great food.

  • H.P. Oliver
    H.P. Oliver 2 months ago

    You don't have a clue what Bob's Big Boy is all about in SoCal. More ignorant TVclip hogwash.

  • EMMA NONE OF YOURS
    EMMA NONE OF YOURS 2 months ago

    Big Boy Burgers is nothing more than a plagiarism of McDonald's

  • scottieman2
    scottieman2 2 months ago

    I want that Japanese Big Boy statue.

    • scottieman2
      scottieman2 2 months ago

      @BabbleTop yeah it's cool

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      LOL! Did you like the video scottieman2? 😄

  • Pax Humana
    Pax Humana 2 months ago

    I think that Japanese Big Boy franchises need to get the Big Boy Burger, as well as give their unique items, and make the menu items the same worldwide, which means make Japanese Big Boy exclusive menu items available in the USA and elsewhere. People in the USA would absolutely love to have steak as an option on the menu.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      They might have offered it in the beginning. Demand and problems with buns might have been issues as they were in Thailand.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Yes Indeed Pax Humana 😁😁 Did you like the video?

  • Death By Design Graphics

    The big boy statue was a yearly senior prank at my high school. They would steal one every year and put it in a different location on school grounds. The one I can't figure out was how they got it on top of the school gymnasium.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      LOL! Thanks for sharing this! Did you like the video Death By Design Graphics? 😄

  • microbusss
    microbusss 2 months ago

    Big Boy was in Shrek 2 as Friar's Fat Boy

  • Bob Riemersma
    Bob Riemersma 2 months ago

    Anyone been along US-2 in the Upper Peninsula lately? There used to be a series of Big Boys along that road, each of which had one or more imaginatively-painted moose statues out front. These either came from an old Toronto art project or were part of it in the first place. Anyone have the background on that?

  • Bob Riemersma
    Bob Riemersma 2 months ago

    Used to love the Swiss Miss. There seem to be variations, but mine always had 1 patty, a slice of onion, a slice of swiss cheese, and a grill-seared buttered rye bun. No dumpster-drippings "sauce" of any kind.

  • ROBIN WILTON
    ROBIN WILTON 2 months ago +1

    Big Boy has the biggest P***s in the world. 😲😲😲😲😲

  • danoh's toolbox
    danoh's toolbox 2 months ago

    they had a big boy in Hamilton Ontario Canada back in the day

  • Robert Becerra
    Robert Becerra 2 months ago +2

    I grew up in the 80s and once in awhile we would go to big boys on Saturdays and they would have a breakfast buffet there the pancakes were really good and so was the French toast I guess you could say fast forward 30 years later I was in Burbank and I ran into this Bob's big boy I thought they totally went out of business I went inside I ate a hamburger & reminded me of being 10 years old again

  • Saber SMAW
    Saber SMAW 2 months ago

    We used to have like 6 of them here and now there is only 1 location here anymore, and I have yet to visit it since I did not know about it till over a month ago.

  • GUNTHER 66687
    GUNTHER 66687 2 months ago

    Big boy sucks now days maybe back in the day but now no

  • Mike Btrfld
    Mike Btrfld 2 months ago

    They had good fried chicken

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for your feedback Mike Btrfld! 😄 Did you like the video?

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe 2 months ago

    Bob's Big Boy's at one time put a small wooden stick into the burgers that were ordered with no cheese. Do they still do this?

  • MURR DOG
    MURR DOG 2 months ago

    Americana, USA

  • MURR DOG
    MURR DOG 2 months ago

    Toledo always been a dump..

  • MURR DOG
    MURR DOG 2 months ago

    Still eat at big boys, Michigan..l love their slim Jim sandwich.

    • Mike Urashevich
      Mike Urashevich Month ago

      The one I worked at , 8-Mile and Ryan , was the first with a salad bar, 1975

  • Rex Rowland
    Rex Rowland 2 months ago +1

    I've been to a Big Boy in Japan. I think the first few pages of the menu were dedicated to just steaks. Denny's is very different there, too.

    • Pax Humana
      Pax Humana 2 months ago

      They would make a mint adding Japanese menu options in the USA. People in this country love steak as well, or else there would not be places like Outback, Western Sizzlin', Golden Corral, Dave and Buster's, and other chain, as well as mom and pop, restaurants offering it on their menus.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      thx for letting us know

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 2 months ago

    Isn't Paul McCartney a vegan?

    • Rex Rowland
      Rex Rowland 2 months ago

      He wasn't at the time he went to a Big Boy.

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 2 months ago

    Give me some jalapenos on my Big Boy burger!

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 2 months ago +1

    The last Big Boy I ate at was a Kip's on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas nearly 30 years ago. It became an "EZ's" restaurant, then later was torn down to make way for new development

    • srats56
      srats56 2 months ago

      did you know little vicky?

  • Spencer Welch
    Spencer Welch 2 months ago +2

    You forgot to mention that Bill Everett (co-creator of Namor the Submariner), Sol Brodsky (early Marvel Comics staple), and Dan DeCarlo (of Archie Comics fame) drew some of the comics (all but DeCarlo only drew in the 1st year, with DeCarlo drawing from 1956-1961) which were in fact published by Marvel comics (then known as Timely Comics) for the first year of publication (1956-1957)

  • Dusk Raccoon
    Dusk Raccoon 2 months ago

    I remember Big Boys being quite common throughout Ohio and even in Western Pennsylvania about 15 or so years ago. Nowadays there's hardly any Ohio locations left and the only Big Boy restaurant in PA which was in a PA Turnpike Travel Plaza closed when the state rebuilt all the travel plazas. Seems to be Big Boy left the east coast market for the most part.

    • Dusk Raccoon
      Dusk Raccoon Month ago +1

      @Alan Ramsey The one I remember was at Sideling Hill Travel Plaza before they tore it down. There used to be a giant sign outside displaying "Bob's Big Boy" and Burger King.

    • Alan Ramsey
      Alan Ramsey Month ago +1

      Was that the one in the Somerset Travel Plaza Eastbound? I had the most expensive breakfast there once, as I was taking my nephews back to their folks in Virginia after they spent a week with us. Everything on the menu was ala carte.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Dusk Raccoon! 😄

  • Tankerg4g
    Tankerg4g 2 months ago

    Sounds like this place is progressive...aka democratic and extremely racist! I will never order or eat anything there

  • Numba1 Heathen
    Numba1 Heathen 2 months ago

    Never been to one.

    • Numba1 Heathen
      Numba1 Heathen 2 months ago

      @BabbleTop
      I've HEARD of it but never seen one! 😂

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing this Numba1 Heathen! 😄

  • John Houchins
    John Houchins 2 months ago +1

    Bob's Big Boy; what a Big Mac TRIES to be and fails!

    • Rex Rowland
      Rex Rowland 2 months ago

      Not a fan of either, but Bob's was first, and you lose credibility if you are claiming McDonald's has a good burger (or anything).

  • Vianet Martinez
    Vianet Martinez 2 months ago

    They have the car show in my bob's burgers but i don't eat at that restaurant but it's alright

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Vianet Martinez! 😄

  • Elf Sheeptender
    Elf Sheeptender 2 months ago +1

    Dennis Wilson was the member of the Beach Boys that was into cars - he was also the only one that surfed.
    Brian got very tired of the cars + surf themes in the songwriting by 64/65, thats part of the reason why he stopped touring with the rest of the band. He went to the studio and made Pet Sounds, and then the famous (and unfinished for decades) SMiLE album...

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for your feedback Elf Sheeptender! 😄

  • April D*nk**e
    April D*nk**e 2 months ago

    I loved Bob's Big Boy, their blue cheese dressing, their cheeseburgers and although I hate and loathe chocolate, the exception was their brownie with fudge and ice cream....oh yum. Last one in Los Angeles closed on Highland Blvd.

  • Ed Camp
    Ed Camp 2 months ago

    Love Frishes hot judge cake and their food!!

  • Kayla Pearl CP Ninja
    Kayla Pearl CP Ninja 2 months ago

    I never been to a Big Boy restaurant before.

  • Nik Davis
    Nik Davis 2 months ago +3

    They were still giving the comics out in the 70's...I remember getting a couple.

    • Andy
      Andy 2 months ago

      The comics stopped some time in the early 90s.

  • Funky
    Funky 2 months ago

    Get Em in florida!

  • Anthony Delucia
    Anthony Delucia 2 months ago

    There is no big boy restaurants in the north

    • Dusk Raccoon
      Dusk Raccoon 20 hours ago

      @Robert Thomas According to Wikipedia, the remaining Howard Johnson's on the turnpike were converted to either Roy Rogers or Bob's Big Boy once Marriott bought the chain and closed the restaurant part of HoJo's. That would make sense anyways since they wanted to focus solely on the hotel side of the business.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 20 hours ago

      @Dusk Raccoon Ohio was Frisch's territory, and subfranchised to Manners in the Cleveland TV market. Also subfranchised to Elby's, though a dispute caused Elby's to drop Big Boy in Ohio, then build maybe 30 non Big Boys. The Cleveland stores ended up in the hands of Elias Brothers. I believe Marriott may have converted/built a few on the turnpike.

    • Dusk Raccoon
      Dusk Raccoon 21 hour ago

      @Robert Thomas The ones in Ohio are/where operated as Frich's Big Boys. There was also a Bob's Big Boy location inside the old Sideling Hill Travel Plaza in Pennsylvania. It's been long gone though.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 21 hour ago

      @Dusk Raccoon More specifically, what area are you speaking of?

    • Dusk Raccoon
      Dusk Raccoon 2 months ago

      @Anthony Delucia That's business unfortunately.

  • Howard Kerr
    Howard Kerr 2 months ago +5

    When I lived in Pittsburgh in 1970 we would eat at Bob's downtown restaurant.
    As it should be obvious from the pictures, Bob's Big Boy is more of a sit down type restaurant than a fast food "joint". A hostess shows you to your table, a waitress takes your order, brings you your food, and you pay after eating. More like Denny's than Burger King.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas Day ago

      Actually you ate at an Eat'n Park Big Boy (433 Wood St). Eat'n Park was the Pittsburgh Big Boy franchisee until 1975 when it dropped affiliation. In 1977, Elby's Big Boy became the Pittsburgh franchisee.
      Most of the Big Boy franchises started as drive in restaurants, and shifted to full service dining rooms in the late 1950s-1960s. This occurred because of fast food drive ins like Burger King and McDonalds.

    • Bob Riemersma
      Bob Riemersma 2 months ago

      True enough. Some locations also had a row of drive-in bays out back where they'd take your order and serve through the driver's window. Most of those were mothballed by the end of the 1970s though.

  • unknown user09
    unknown user09 2 months ago

    #Intexas #nobigboys

  • Tyler Sheehy
    Tyler Sheehy 2 months ago

    Big boy shusi

    • Tyler Sheehy
      Tyler Sheehy 2 months ago

      @BabbleTop well if Japan dosent sell burgers at the restaurant thay might sell sushi Japan and China main foods

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      What is Big boy shusi?

  • Alexander Parraga
    Alexander Parraga 2 months ago +2

    Rip Stan lee. You will be missed

  • XCaimtheReaperX
    XCaimtheReaperX 2 months ago +1

    big boy is only in like 2 maybe 3 states in the us so this joint ain't really famous or very well known anymore state side.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 13 hours ago

      @BabbleTop I'm glad anytime Big Boy gets attention. The video has energy and you found a good amount of photos and video. I'm so deep into Big Boy lure that I might not be a good judge of what the public would find interesting. I do know great nostalgia exists.
      You got a few details wrong. Wian bought "The Pantry" and reopened as "Bob's Pantry". The Big Boy Comic Book started in 1956, not in the 40s. Wian didn't run for mayor, he was appointed by the remaining councilmen, after a recall election removed the previous mayor and several councilmen. (He resigned 6 months later, partly because he wanted time to go fishing.) Also Big Boy and Frisch's Big Boy share the trademark but are no longer related.
      I would have mentioned the regional franchises. There is even a 70s Big Boy commercial posted on TVclip that shows the regional franchises at the end. I might have talked about the operation as a drive in. I might have talked about the east coast and west coast Big Boy mascots. I might have mentioned that the artist that drew Bugs Bunny also drew the original Big Boy mascot, and did so for a free lunch. I could go on and on.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  16 hours ago

      Thanks for your feedback Dusk Raccoon! 😄 Did you like the video?

    • Dusk Raccoon
      Dusk Raccoon Day ago

      @Robert Thomas They used to be in Pennsylvania at one point as well. I remember there being a Bob's Big Boy at a travel plaza a long time ago.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas Day ago

      Six states. Big Boy is in Michigan, California, Ohio and North Dakota. Frisch's Big Boy is in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

  • elunico13lu
    elunico13lu 2 months ago

    Used to work at Big Boy in Ohio, fuken sucked.

  • LORD DOJA
    LORD DOJA 2 months ago +1

    Wait this a real Restaurant????

  • Silent Watcher
    Silent Watcher 2 months ago

    So it’s safe to say, that this is where McDonald’s stoke the Big Mac burger ?

  • Greavesy
    Greavesy 2 months ago

    Big boooooooy breakfast for me my laaaaad

  • ChoreyTalkinShhh
    ChoreyTalkinShhh 2 months ago

    They say the bones of the boy are inside the original one....


    If you believe that then you'll believe anything. Lol

    • Pax Humana
      Pax Humana 2 months ago

      ChoreyTalkinShhh, maybe you should do less of what your username says?

  • Kuchi Kopi
    Kuchi Kopi 2 months ago +1

    Must have been nice to be able to buy a restaurent by simply selling your car, no spite but nice times I guess....

  • Shu'pa'thu Medicine Eagle

    I'm giving this video a like for using Umaru

  • 3m Comedy
    3m Comedy 2 months ago

    They don't have special sauce. They have relish sauce.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 23 hours ago

      That's exactly true of Bob's Big Boys in California, which continue to dress the bun with red relish on top and mayonnaise below just like Bob Wian did. The others combine them into special sauce, or Frisch's Big Boy which uses tartar sauce.

  • Skunk Wolf 69
    Skunk Wolf 69 2 months ago +2

    Can u do a video about Culvers?

  • Luke Hinkle
    Luke Hinkle 2 months ago

    I love Big Boy, but where I’m from, the fellow customers seem to be geriatric in nature.

  • Sweet Pinky pie
    Sweet Pinky pie 2 months ago

    WhAt the heck is big boy

  • Kim Zastrow
    Kim Zastrow 2 months ago

    We used to have one I remember eating there as a kid

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Kim Zastrow! 😄

    • Kim Zastrow
      Kim Zastrow 2 months ago

      They had a cheeseburger like the big mac

  • Kevin K
    Kevin K 2 months ago +11

    The Big Boy Classic has definitely been reduced in size over the years.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas Day ago

      Yes and no... The Big Boy Hamburger ("Classic") originally contained a quarter pound of fresh beef which was reduced to a fifth of a pound in the 1960s. By then preformed frozen patties were used which tend to be more compact, furthering the impression. Ironically, the reduction was Bob Wian's decision-to avoid increasing the price of the Big Boy Hamburger.
      However, I've heard people born in the 1970s make this comment, so it may not really be the Big Boy getting smaller but them getting bigger.

    • Allan R
      Allan R 2 months ago

      That's one of my big gripes about most restaurants as well. Portion size has decreased, quality is worse and prices are through the roof.

    • microbusss
      microbusss 2 months ago

      sure has & NONE are in the Rocky Mountain or Plain States!

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for your feedback Kevin K! 😄

  • Kurtis Mitchell
    Kurtis Mitchell 2 months ago

    Before becoming a politician, and unable to find meaningful acting roles after the "Bonzo" movies, Ronald Regan entered into his Big Boy era. In the later years he would continue to deny that he was a mascot to pay the bills for awhile.

  • David Garland
    David Garland 2 months ago

    Awesome video

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

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  • Rockin Russ
    Rockin Russ 2 months ago

    True home of the big mac

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback Rockin Russ! 😄

  • 道神恵
    道神恵 2 months ago

    never heard of it

  • SweetPrincessAlicorn
    SweetPrincessAlicorn 2 months ago

    Bob's burgers hahaha

  • Hamster Lover
    Hamster Lover 2 months ago

    What’s big boy?

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Look at the video and you will find out! 😉

  • Julie Penska
    Julie Penska 2 months ago

    i've never heard of big boy before this video

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago

      Now you know about it! 😄
      Did you like the video Julie Penska?

  • tyler Pepsi 10
    tyler Pepsi 10 2 months ago

    67 comment btw

  • Tim Spooner
    Tim Spooner 2 months ago +3

    HEAT.....not a movie. it's a WORK OF ART

  • Chris Guice
    Chris Guice 2 months ago

    In the Carolinas we had Shoneys big boy.

    • Jeffrey Hendricks
      Jeffrey Hendricks Month ago

      Miss the Shoney's in Clemson and Anderson. I once worked at the Clemson Shoney's.

    • BabbleTop
      BabbleTop  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for sharing this Chris Guice! 😄
      Did you like the video?