Bob’s Big Boy – What Happened?

In 1936, Robert Wian sold his Desoto roadster for $350 to purchase a hamburger stand he named Bob’s Pantry on Colorado Blvd. in Glendale, California. The double-decker burger Wian created for a hungry group of musicians that wandered into the restaurant late one night and asked for something different was an instant sensation.

Wian, who named his creation the Big Boy after a chubby kid in overalls who frequented Bob’s Pantry, opened a second location in Los Angeles in 1939. In 1969, one year after McDonald’s introduced its Big Mac, Wian sold his chain of 600 Big Boy restaurants to the Marriott Corporation for $7 million. The oldest standing Bob’s Big Boy is in Toluca Lake, Calif.

Their food is still good, so if we happen to be near one in California, we drop by for a “Big Boy” to temporarily relive memories of years past while we enjoy a great hamburger.

Now there are only 81 locations left. I don’t understand it because there restaurants are always busy when we visit.

When I was a kid, we used to go to this location, which is no longer there. Click Here

Adrian

126 S Broad St
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone:(517) 266-6600
Alma

7990 N Alger Rd
Alma, MI 48801
Phone:(989) 463-5039
Alpena

400 S Ripley Blvd
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone:(989) 354-4131
Ann Arbor

3611 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:(734) 369-2239
Bad Axe

900 N Van Dyke Rd
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Phone:(989) 269-9515
Battle Creek

2183 W Columbia Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone:(269) 968-0492
Bay City

500 N Euclid Ave
Bay City, MI 48706
Phone:(989) 686-5280
Big Boy Café

56129 Van Dyke
Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
Phone:586 992 6492
Bismarck

2511 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone:(701) 223-4125
Bridgeport

6301 Dixie Highway
Bridgeport Charter Township, MI 48722
Phone:(989) 777-1530
Brighton

8510 E Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone:(810) 360-0133
Brooklyn

329 South Main Street
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone:(517) 592-3212
Burbank

4211 Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone:(818) 843-9334
Cadillac

1310 S Mitchell St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone:(231) 775-7125
Calimesa

540 Sandalwood Dr
Calimesa, CA 92320
Phone:(909) 446-8822
Caro

1901 W Caro Rd
Caro, MI 48723
Phone:(989) 673-7771
Cedar Springs

13961 White Creek Avenue Northeast
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Phone:(616) 696-2100
Charlotte

530 Lansing St
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone:(517) 543-0775
Cheboygan

861 S Main St
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Phone:(231) 627-3661
Chelsea

1610 South Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone:(734) 475-8603
Clare

10240 S Clare Ave
Clare, MI 48617
Phone:(989) 386-4525
Clarkston

6440 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone:(248) 625-3344
Cleveland

12920 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44130
Phone:(216) 433-4660
Clinton Township

16880 Hall Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone:(586) 263-6220
Clio

4447 West Vienna Road
Clio, MI 48420
Phone:(810) 687-4430
Coldwater

552 W Chicago Rd
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone:(517) 279-7599
Davison

9497 Lapeer Road
Davison, MI 48423
Phone:(810) 653-3359
Downey

7447 Firestone Boulevard
Downey, CA 90241
Phone:(562) 928-2627
East Tawas

1222 U.S. 23
East Tawas, MI 48730
Phone:(989) 362-4403
Essexville

3111 Center Ave
Essexville, MI 48732
Phone:(989) 892-9311
Gaylord

1359 W Main St
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone:(989) 732-3592
Grand Blanc

11432 S Saginaw Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Phone:(810) 694-6617
Grand Rapids

407 Pearl Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone:616-451-2717
Grayling

2222 South I-75 Business Loop
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone:(989) 348-8822
Greenville

1500 W Washington St
Greenville, MI 48838
Phone:(616) 225-0158
Grosse Pointe Woods

20710 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Phone:(313) 886-1991
Hartland

10587 Highland Rd
Hartland, MI 48353
Phone:(810) 632-5710
Imlay City

1949 S Cedar St
Imlay City, MI 48444
Phone:(810) 724-3664
Ionia

2880 S State Rd
Ionia, MI 48846
Phone:(616) 527-3730
Kalkaska

660 U.S. 131
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Phone:(231) 258-8651
Lake Orion

4940 South Baldwin Road
Lake Orion, MI 48359
Phone:(248) 391-2920
Lincoln Park

1766 Dix Hwy
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone:(313) 386-6110
Livonia

37123 Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone:(734) 464-6670
Ludington

5275 U.S. 10
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone:(231) 843-7670
Madison Heights

30460 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone:(248) 588-6600
Manistique

607 E Lake Shore Dr
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone:(906) 341-6941
Marine City

6700 River Road
Marine City, MI 48039
Phone:(810) 765-3513
Marquette

1950 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone:(906) 226-1062
Marysville

2555 Gratiot Blvd
Marysville, MI 48040
Phone:(810) 364-5133
Mason

660 North Cedar Street
Mason, MI 48854
Phone:(517) 676-4401
Midland

1513 S Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Phone:(989) 631-1059
Mt. Pleasant

1623 S Mission St
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 772-2476
New Baltimore

29300 23 Mile Rd
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone:(586) 949-1700
Norco

3521 Hamner Avenue
Norco, CA 92860
Phone:(951) 280-3388
Northridge

8876 Corbin Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324
Phone:(818) 772-2627
Novi

20800 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
Phone:(248) 348-2391
Owosso

1709 E M 21
Owosso, MI 48867
Phone:(989) 723-1463
Petoskey

751 Spring St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone:(231) 347-2931
Port Huron

3961 24th Ave
Port Huron, MI 48059
Phone:(810) 985-9691
Rochester

3756 South Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Phone:(248) 852-5540
Rochester Hills

90 E. Tienken Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Phone:(248) 601-7777
Romulus

8210 South Merriman Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone:(734) 729-6900
Sandusky

422 W Sanilac Rd
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone:(810) 648-4530
South Haven

261 73rd St
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone:(269) 639-9500
Southfield

29700 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone:(248) 559-1560
St. Ignace

195 US Highway 2
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone:(906) 984-2400
St. Johns

1408 S US Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
Phone:(989) 224-6828
Stevensville

4641 Red Arrow Hwy
Stevensville, MI 49127
Phone:(269) 429-6171
Taylor

10450 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone:(313) 291-7700
Tecumseh

2701 East Monroe Road
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Phone:(517) 423-7464
Traverse City

3828 U.S. 31
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone:(231) 941-7430
Troy

200 West Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
Phone:(248) 362-0840
Valley View

7800 Granger Road
Valley View, OH 44125
Phone:(216) 524-2576
Warren

11587 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48093
Phone:586-574-2340
Wayland

1180 W Superior St
Wayland, MI 49348
Phone:(269) 792-7700
West Branch

2891 Cook Rd
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone:(989) 345-2021
Westland

6360 North Wayne Road
Westland, MI 48185
Phone:(734) 595-1700
Woodhaven

22100 West Rd
Woodhaven, MI 48183
Phone:(734) 362-9911
Wyandotte

3366 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone:(734) 285-8400
Wyoming

4950 Wilson Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
Phone:(616) 530-0004
Ypsilanti

2800 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone:(734) 434-2255

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