Posted 2 years ago
My son called me at 4:30 am today to tell me that this Big Boy was listed on a local ad and wondered if I wanted it for the Lakeside Museum since we already have one. The answer is now obvious.
Bob Wein started the hamburger chain in Glendale Calif in 1936 and invented the double burger along with several other great food items Bobs became famous for. It was great food in the 50s when I was a kid and a lot of cute girls hung out there. Marriott Corp bought it in 1967 and sold it in 1987 to Elias who went bankrupt in 2000. Sad to see what mismanagement can do to a great business.
The Big Boy looks great along side the Texaco Station and will bring memories back to all the old timers that visit. Our local Bobs was called JBs.