Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where Have All The Good "Bobs" Gone?

Posted by The Delightful Gourmet at 10:28 AM

I don't know about you, but I truly miss Bob's Big Boy restaurants? Growing up in Southern California, there was always a Bob's Big Boy we could visit for our traditional Friday dinner out. Being greeted by the pudgy boy in checkered red pants was half the fun. Most of these adorable diners are gone in Southern California. I happened to spot one while doing errands last week and was so excited. We stopped in to see if the restaurant still had the same charm. The food was delicious but it seemed to lack that special "something" it used to have. Maybe it was just that I was 20 years older and I realized that Bob's Boy was so big because of the food! Thinking like a true parent, I vowed to visit less frequently. Actually, after doing my homework, I found out Bob Wian, of Glendale California, named his famous restaurant after a chubby kid that happened to walk into his already thriving restaurant. He called him "Big Boy" and the name stuck. If you still wonder where all the Bob's Big Boy restaurants have gone, here are a few locations left in sunny Southern California: Burbank, Baker, Colton, Temecula, Torrance and West Covina. Visit their website at to find more locations in other states.

1 comments on "Where Have All The Good "Bobs" Gone?"

Cindy Shea on May 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM said...

Forget about all the "wheat free, gluten free, free range, nonsense! Where have all the homestyle restraunts gone where I can get a big "ol" fashioned hamburger, double meat and cheese, with all of the fat and none of the feedback from the health conscious food police? Thanks for sharing the locations with people fed up like me!


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