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Metro Detroit Restaurants Will Feed Federal Workers for Free on Friday  Eater Detroit

Nearly six weeks into the partial government shutdown, an organization backed by dozens of local restaurants has pledged to provide support to federal ...

Eater Detroit
We went to a Big Boy Restaurant  Milwaukee Record

Big Boy still holds a special place in Milwaukee's heart. At one point, the classic burger chain and diner boasted more than 1,000 locations nationwide, and over ...

Milwaukee Record
Restaurants, Muslim council offer free meals, gas vouchers to unpaid federal employees  Crain's Detroit Business

A bevy of restaurants in metro Detroit and the Michigan Muslim Community Council are offering a helping hand to federal workers facing a second payless ...

Crain's Detroit Business
North End sandwich shop offers a burger with a ring for Valentine's Day  Boston.com

Pauli's, a North End sandwich shop, is offering a $3000 burger with an engagement ring for Valentine's Day. Read more on Boston.com.

The Fast-Food Diner Is LA’s True Regional Specialty Restaurant  Eater LA

An ode to the humble spots where everyone in LA actually eats.

Eater LA
Restaurant review: Lucky Dill in South Tampa brings a classic (and huge) New York deli to a neighborhood that  Tampa Bay Times

The new Lucky Dill on Boy Scout Boulevard has been three years in the making.

Tampa Bay Times
Michigan Muslims provide meals, gas and grocery vouchers to federal workers and families  The Arab American News

ROYAL OAK— The Michigan Muslim Community Council is providing dinners, grocery vouchers and gas cards to all federal workers who are affected by ...

The Arab American News
Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay  Tampa Bay Times

Feb. 14 is the second-busiest restaurant day of the year. What were you thinking? There still may be some options.

Tampa Bay Times
Big Boy restaurant undergoing renovations  KFYR-TV

BISMARCK, N.D. - Big changes are coming to the Big Boy. Bismarck's iconic restaurant on Main Street is moving into the fast lane. Railroad property around the ...

Bay City Big Boy needs your help Thanksgiving day  nbc25news.com

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Bay City Big Boy restaurant needs your help. On Thanksgiving day half of the restaurants proceeds will assist a 14-year employee's ...

Frisch's announces return of Coca-Cola to Big Boy restaurants  WKYT

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain has announced the return of Coca-Cola products to its Big Boy restaurants.

Burger Up!: No Matter What You Crave, San Antonio's Got a Hamburger to Fit Your Appetite  San Antonio Current

We've seen burgers evolve from a humble beef patty between sliced bread into an American classic served up by gourmet restaurants and fast-food chains alike ...

San Antonio Current
Defining Arkansas food  NWAOnline

Thanks to tens of thousands of miles put on the car and hundreds of restaurants visited through the years, Kat Robinson has become the expert on Arkansas ...

Celebrate the Rebirth of Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que With a Plate of Ribs  Texas Monthly

Juan Reaves had just left Dallas and was on his way to Sherman when he got the call that his restaurant, Smokey John's Bar-B-Que, was on fire. He was in a ...

Texas Monthly
The Real Reason Ree Drummond Is Called 'The Pioneer Woman'  The Cheat Sheet

We know Ree Drummond as "The Pioneer Woman," but how did she get that nickname, and who gave it to her? Here's what we know.

The Cheat Sheet
Mellinger Minutes: Big 12 chaos, Royals as contenders?, Chiefs coaches, and more  Kansas City Star

Maybe it's more of a soap box derby than a NASCAR race but the Big 12 basketball season is as interesting as it's been in a while. The quality at the top isn't ...

Kansas City Star
Book Festival Brings Notable Authors to Savannah  the Inkwell

The 12th annual Savannah Book Festival will take place this weekend from Feb. 14 – 17 at multiple locations across downtown Savannah. Over 40 authors will ...

the Inkwell
5 Milwaukee area Big Boy burger impostors  Milwaukee Record

Last month, we took a boat all the way to Michigan to eat at a Big Boy restaurant. As we'd assumed would be the case with a beloved burger chain that tragically ...

Milwaukee Record
Business Profile Big Boy in Clare  Clare County Review

October 29, 2018. By Pat Maurer. “My grandparents introduced me to Big Boy 35 years ago,” said Terry Welch, the Executive General Manager of Clare's Big ...

Clare County Review
Big Boy restaurant in Coldwater closes Monday  WTVB

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A restaurant that had been a staple on the east side of Coldwater for almost five decades has shut its doors. You can add the Big Boy ...

Looking Back: Big Boy two-patty burgers fed Sioux Falls for decades  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

The Big Boy restaurant chain was started in 1936 by Bob Wian in Glendale, Calif. The original establishment, a hamburger stand called Bob's Pantry, did well ...

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Frisch's restaurants bring back Coke  Cincinnati.com

Frisch's announced Coca-Cola is coming back to the restaurant chain.

Frisch’s Big Boy to open museum — and it needs your memorabilia  Hamilton Journal News

Big Boy is getting a museum. The Cincinnati-based Frisch's Big Boy restaurant chain on Wednesday will unveil the museum to a gathering of employees and ...

Hamilton Journal News
Good luck getting this song about pumpkin pie out of your head  Cincinnati.com

It may be hard to eat a piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day without humming this song. Frisch's Big Boy is marking a busy week for its pie business by ...

They Were Huge Franchises. Why Did They Collapse?  The Wall Street Journal

Shakey's. Ground Round. Big Boy. They tumbled from the top—now they're trying to come back.

The Wall Street Journal
Where to Find the Birthplaces of Five Iconic SoCal Chain Restaurants  KCET

Visit original and significant locations for McDonald's, In-N-Out, Bob's Big Boy and more eateries that had their humble beginnings in SoCal.

Frisch's Big Boy unveils museum, remodeled original Mainliner  Cincinnati.com

Big Boy is getting a museum. The Cincinnati-based Frisch's Big Boy double-decker burger restaurant chain on Wednesday unveiled the museum to employees, ...

Big Boy is back in downtown Cincinnati: Frisch's opens restaurant Wednesday  Cincinnati.com

Frisch's will open Wednesday Downtown inside the Carew Tower. The restaurant is near Fountain Square.

Frisch’s names new CFO  Cincinnati Business Courier

risch's Big Boy has named a new chief financial officer.

Cincinnati Business Courier
Big Boy shares big news; franchise takes over old Toast Restaurant building in Woodhaven  Southgate News Herald

What once was Toast is now a spot for Big Boy. The former Toast Restaurant in Woodhaven has been converted into a home for another popular franchise.

Southgate News Herald
Frisch's on East Wooster Street will close on Wednesday  Sentinel-Tribune

The Frisch's Big Boy restaurant at 1540 E. Wooster St. is closing.

Detroit's last Big Boy restaurant prepares to close  MLive.com

Tips are big and smiles wide at the Big Boy Restaurant on East Jefferson Avenue, where "business is the best it's been in years," says Kenya Berryhill, a 25-year ...

Big Boy restaurant is coming back (to a Mequon retirement community)  Milwaukee Record

Big Boy restaurants—home to double-decker cheeseburgers, tasty fries, and the iconic suspender-clad Big Boy—first opened in California in the 1940s, but they ...

Milwaukee Record
New boss of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants plans expansion  Dayton Daily News

The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and ...

Dayton Daily News
Meaty Diner Adds Plant-Based Burger to Menu at Request of Vegan Waitress  LIVEKINDLY

Retro 1950s-style American diner chain Bob's Big Boy has launched a vegan burger in its Burbank, California location at the request of a vegan waitress.

Restaurant Report Card: 3.29.18 Frisch's Big Boy  13abc Action News

Two Big Boy restaurants are getting attention from sanitarians for different reasons.

13abc Action News
Taste the nostalgia: The Big Boy Reunion on Aug. 9  OnMilwaukee.com

For folks who remember the heyday of the Marc's Big Boy restaurants, the flavors of the Big Boy Burger conjure a wealth of fond memories. Now, thanks to ...

Prairie Fresh and Melissa Cookston Announce Smokin' Partnership  PerishableNews

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Melissa Cookston, the Winningest Woman in BBQ, is teaming up with Prairie *Fresh*, for a smokin' partnership highlighting both Cookston ...

Remember These Chain Restaurants? They're Still Hanging On  MoneyWise.com

Not every restaurant chain ends up dominating like McDonald's or Subway. Some struggle to compete and then dwindle into oblivion, though sometimes without ...

Shoney's at Walker Springs is history; new West Knoxville spot sought  Knoxville News Sentinel

The end of an era came for West Knoxville recently when the old Shoney's restaurant building at Kingston Pike and Walker Springs Road was torn down.

Knoxville News Sentinel
An employee at Frisch's on Harrodsburg Road has Hepatitis A.  Lexington Herald-Leader

An employee of Frisch's Big Boy on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health ...

Lexington Herald-Leader
New location brewing for Panera: Former Frisch's site sells for $1.2 million  Sentinel-Tribune

Panera Bread will be moving from the downtown location in Bowling Green to the former location of the Frisch's Big Boy on East Wooster Street across from ...

Former Detroit Big Boy near Belle Isle to become big apartment tower  Detroit Free Press

The development firm that bought Detroit's last Big Boy restaurant is planning an eight to 10-story tower.

Detroit Free Press
New restaurants coming to former Big Boy site  Fenton Tri County Times

On Owen Road in Fenton, the Owen Shoppes across from Walmart continue construction. Cinderblock walls have been erected, forming the outline of the new ...

Fenton Tri County Times
Big Boy celebrates with signature burger for 81 cents  Detroit Free Press

It's Big Boy's 81st birthday. And they are celebrating with a burger deal.

Detroit Free Press
Our Back Pages: When they locked up Big Boy  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

There he was, locked up for something he didn't do. Still smiling. Still in his work clothes.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Big Boy is back in downtown Cincinnati as Frisch's returns  Seattle Times

CINCINNATI (AP) — A popular Cincinnati restaurant chain will make its return to the city's downtown this week. Frisch's will open its Carey Tower location to the ...

Seattle Times
Five reasons Cincinnati loves Frisch's  Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati has a long-standing love affair with Frisch's.

Big Boy Restaurant gets new name | Local News  Danville Commercial News

DANVILLE — Breakfasts and other food favorites at Big Boy Restaurant will be staying, but the name of the restaurant isn't.

Danville Commercial News
Big Boy on Gratiot in Eastpointe also shuts down  The Macomb Daily

Summer was a bummer for the Big Boy restaurant chain in Macomb County. Not only did a Big Boy shut down on Groesbeck Highway in Mount Clemens after 40 ...

The Macomb Daily
At Fat Boy's in Old Metairie a New Orleans basketball star takes shot at pizza dreams  The Advocate

Gabe Corchiani was a big deal for the University of New Orleans Privateers, and records he racked up as point guard for the basketball team in the 1980s still ...

The Advocate
Phil's Bar-B-Q in Affton to close after 57 years  STLtoday.com

The restaurant serving St. Louis-style barbecue opened on Gravois Road in 1961.

Frisch's launches new Big Boy remodel  Cincinnati.com

Frisch's is remodeling Cincinnati area restaurants and giving away some free Big Boy sandwiches too.

Death of Detroit’s last Big Boy sparks east side angst  The Detroit News

Death of Detroit's last Big Boy causes gentrification fears among longtime patrons.

The Detroit News
Brunner's restaurant owners say move will bring new dinner menu, opportunities  Livingston Daily

Causal American food restaurant Brunner's has a new, larger home just down the road from its previous location. And restaurant co-owners Cathy and Dan ...

Livingston Daily
Quincy Street Bistro to close Oct. 28  STLtoday.com

Quincy Street Bistro, the acclaimed Princeton Heights restaurant that introduced one of St. Louis' brightest culinary stars to local acclaim and national attention, ...

Places to eat out on Thanksgiving in Livingston County  Livingston Daily

Several restaurants in Livingston County will stay open on Thanksgiving.

Livingston Daily
After 14 years, it's back - Frisch's opening in Carew Tower: PHOTOS (Video) - Cincinnati Business Courier  Cincinnati Business Courier

Frisch's is opening its downtown location in 4,000 square feet at 441 Vine St. in Carew Tower next door to Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steak House on June 6 ...

Cincinnati Business Courier
County cites 44 Livonia restaurants for 'priority' food violations in September  Hometownlife.com

Wayne County food inspectors found food safety violations at 44 Livonia restaurants in September.

Crawling cockroaches, food under sewer lines: Jackson restaurant violations  MLive.com

Jackson-area restaurant violations from March 1 through May 31, 2018.

Big Boy is back with opening of restaurant in Mayfield Heights  cleveland.com

Big Boy Burgers and Shakes opened Tuesday at 1288 SOM Center Road in Mayfield Hts. It features the Big Boy hamburger that comes complete with its famous ...

How A Detroit Businessman Put Big Boy In Space In 'Austin Powers'  WDET

Would you believe it's been 20 years since the first Austin Powers movie was released? The film became iconic in the pantheon of American comedy films, ...

Remembering St. Louis' "Lost Restaurants" | Big Boy's | ksdk.com  KSDK

Welcome to Lost Tables, our look at St. Louis' rich history of restaurant greatness.

Tijuana Big Boy  San Diego Reader

#My friend Dan from San Diego matched with a Tijuana girl through Tinder. They agreed to meet on a Monday night on a double date, accompanied by my ...

San Diego Reader
Frisch's Big Boy Loses His Checkered Pants - Franchise Times News - April 2017  Franchise Times

Frisch's Big Boy, the statue that invites hungry diners into the restaurant, has gotten a makeover. Gone is the paper hat—all the better to see his Elvis-like ...

Franchise Times
Big Boy restaurant at entrance to Belle Isle torn down  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

There aren't any more Big Boy Restaurants left in Detroit after the legendary restaurant across the street from Belle Isle was torn down Wednesday.

WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Marine City Big Boy sold, will reopen as Valentino's  Port Huron Times Herald

The Marine City Big Boy location will become a Valentino's Deluxe Family Restaurant.

Port Huron Times Herald
Stingl: Reunion will bring back Marc's Big Boy grub just the way we remember it  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Larry Ladin is ready to rebuild the double-deck hamburger, along with fries and onion rings. Kale with that? No way.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2019  Atlanta Magazine

This year promises to be an exciting one with plenty of big-name Atlanta chefs opening new restaurants, bars, and breweries all over the city. Here's what you ...

Atlanta Magazine
County cites 41 Livonia restaurants for 'priority' food inspection violations in August  Hometownlife.com

This is the latest report by Hometown Life on whether restaurants are handling your food as they should. This installment focuses on findings in August by ...

San Fernando Valley restaurant closures include Bob’s Big Boy, Pho Rider  LA Daily News

Six restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were closed between May 27 and June 2 due to a public health hazard. The food facilities had their health permit ...

LA Daily News
Fat Boy, an iconic Maine drive-in restaurant, is now up for sale  Boston.com

The Brunswick eatery has been selling burgers, fries, and lobster rolls since the 1950s. Read more on Boston.com.

Pasadena’s Famous Lucky Boy Knocked Out By Overnight Kitchen Fire  Eater LA

Crisis averted. A kitchen fire has knocked out Lucky Boy Pasadena's famous Arroyo Parkway address. A Facebook post shows a scorched hood and a couple of ...

Eater LA
Detroit’s Only Big Boy Bids Farewell to Islandview  Eater Detroit

Detroit's only Big Boy restaurant will close its doors next month after 50 years of business. The restaurant located on East Jefferson has been will be razed to ...

Eater Detroit
How well do you remember Big Boy restaurants?  cleveland.com

A brief history of Big Boy restaurants from around the country and dating back to 1936.

Frisch’s new owner: Big Boy favorites to stay on menu  USA TODAY

CINCINNATI — Frisch's Restaurants will keep serving its signature Big Boy hamburgers with tartar sauce, and hot fudge cakes, and will review its Pepsi contract, ...

Sunday is final day for Broadway Café in Valpo  Chicago Tribune

Broadway Café along U.S. 30 in Valparaiso will serve its final bowl of Greek lemon rice soup, the signature menu favorite for more than two decades, on Sunday ...

Chicago Tribune
Fallen Big Boy sign in Michigan's Up North goes viral  Detroit Free Press

Strong wind gusts blew through the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula on Sunday, leading to wind damage and power outages in several areas.

Detroit Free Press
Veterans Day 2018: Freebies and meal deals in Central Ohio  ABC6OnYourSide.com

For Veterans Day, several restaurants throughout Central Ohio are offering specials for US military as well as veterans. Applebees: For the 11th year, ...

Tecumseh Big Boy to drop franchise affiliation  The Daily Telegram

TECUMSEH — Operators of the popular Big Boy restaurant in Tecumseh have announced that it will be dropping its affiliation with the metro Detroit-based Big ...

The Daily Telegram
New-look Big Boy, menu and restaurant changes for Frisch's  The Seattle Times

CINCINNATI (AP) — Big Boy without his Big Boy double-decker; menu additions; a revamped, brighter restaurant with a kids' zone, and experimentation with ...

The Seattle Times
Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants Reveals Secrets of the Drive-Through Window  Business Wire

New survey results from Frisch's Big Boy reveal consumers' attitudes about the drive-through. Eight out of 10 consumers have been through the drive th.

Business Wire
New Big Boy induces delicious nostalgia trip among Clevelanders  freshwatercleveland

Steve Facione was on the front lines of hunger-induced nostalgia last week when the new Mayfield Heights Big Boy opened its doors. About 700 customers ...

Frisch's Big Boy names chief people officer  Nation's Restaurant News

Frisch's Restaurants Inc. has hired Sheri Harper to the new position of chief people officer, the company said Tuesday. Harper, most recently human resources ...

Nation's Restaurant News
In the Know: 16 restaurants coming in January and February to Naples area  Naples Daily News

After a whirlwind year full of surprises, expect many more local restaurant changes in the new year. More than 35 new projects are already in the works, and ...

Naples Daily News
Big Boy to serve 81 cent double deckers Thursday  The Detroit News

All Michigan Big Boy locations will serve 81 cent Big Boy sandwiches with the purchase of a Pepsi product.

The Detroit News
McDonald's to spend $6 billion on nationwide restaurant makeovers  CNBC

In addition to the investments to modernize the restaurant, McDonald's has also introduced McDelivery with Uber Eats at more than 5000 U.S. restaurants.

Restaurant inspections for August 2018 in Livingston County  Livingston Daily

Each month, the Livingston County Health Department inspects businesses and schools that serve food, ensuring the public is protected from harmful practices ...

Livingston Daily
Frisch's Big Boy evolves, like the restaurant chain he represents  WCPO Cincinnati

Its the first major branding change in more than 40 years for the iconicFrischsRestaurant chain.

WCPO Cincinnati
Big Boy in Mount Clemens closes after 40 years  The Macomb Daily

After 40 years of diners enjoying classic Big Boy hamburgers, Slim Jim sandwiches, hot coffee and hand-dipped shakes, the Big Boy restaurant in Mount ...

The Macomb Daily
Restaurant review | Swensons: Charming Akron-based chain hits the sweet spot for burgers  The Columbus Dispatch

Swensons is a fast-food chain so beloved by past and present denizens near its home base of Akron that I'm guessing every such person reading this is cursing ...

The Columbus Dispatch
Review: OBoy, what a wonderful restaurant  The Providence Journal

The new Asian-European fusion eatery is on Westminster Street, in what's emerging as Providence's new restaurant row. PROVIDENCE. Lovely *fresh* flavors are ...

The Providence Journal
Big Boy in Chelsea to reopen with new owner, restaurant CEO says  MLive.com

Big Boy CEO Keith Sirois is not sure of the timeframe, but said the restaurant "won't be closed too long."

Do you remember Martin Brothers restaurants? Lost New Orleans restaurants  NOLA.com

The last Martin Bros. Restaurant closed in 1972, but many New Orleanians still remember the place.

Big Boy Burgers & Shakes opens today in Mayfield Heights  cleveland.com

The Super Big Boy Double Deck Cheeseburger, once called "a meal in one on a double-deck bun," now promises "double the cheese and almost double the ...

Howell-area Big Boy gets the boot  Livingston Daily

Big Boy made an offer last month that Howell-area franchise co-owners Ed and Georgette Mourad could refuse — and they did, for the first time in 41 years.

Livingston Daily
These Louisville restaurants had critical food-code violations in the second quarter  Louisville Business First

Each quarter, we compile a list of restaurants that have critical violations of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness food code. Any critical ...

Louisville Business First
Busken Bakery and Frisch's Big Boy Face Off in Cincinnati's Pumpkin Pie Wars  Cincinnati CityBeat

Over the past few years, a pumpkin pie rivalry between Cincinnati's Frisch's Big Boy and Busken Bakery has caught the attention of pie lovers across the city.

Cincinnati CityBeat
52 Weeks of Burgers: Burger Boy  San Antonio Express-News

Iconic San Antonio burger destination thrives on keeping it simple with a small menu that delivers big taste.

San Antonio Express-News
Why Restaurants’ Kitschy Roadside Attractions Are Making a Comeback  Eater

Jeff Kunkle and his wife Kelly Burg are no strangers to the open road. But it's not the highways, camping, or even the food that the Oregon couple enjoy most ...


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Big Boy Restaurants International, LLC is an American restaurant chain headquartered in Warren, Michigan, in Metro Detroit. Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants is a restaurant chain with its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Big Boy name, design aesthetic, and menu were previously licensed to a number of regional franchisees.Big Boy was started as Bob's Pantry in 1936 by Bob Wian in Glendale, California.:11 The restaurants became known as "Bob's", "Bob's Drive-Ins", "Bob's, Home of the Big Boy Hamburger", and (commonly as) Bob's Big Boy. It became a local chain under that name and nationally under the Big Boy name, franchised by Robert C. Wian Enterprises. Marriott Corporation bought Big Boy in 1967. One of the larger franchise operators, Elias Brothers, purchased the chain from Marriott in 1987, moved the headquarters of the company to Warren, Michigan, and operated it until bankruptcy was declared in 2000. During the bankruptcy, the chain was sold to investor Robert Liggett, Jr., who took over as Chairman, renamed the company Big Boy Restaurants International and maintained the headquarters in Warren. The company is the operator or franchisor for 77 Big Boy restaurants in the United States. Big Boy Restaurants International also licenses 279 Big Boy restaurants operating in Japan.Immediately after Liggett's purchase, Big Boy Restaurants International—then known as Liggett Restaurant Enterprises—negotiated an agreement with the other large franchise operator, Frisch's Restaurants. The Big Boy trademarks in Kentucky, Indiana, and most of Ohio and Tennessee transferred to Frisch's ownership; all other Frisch's territories transferred to Liggett. Thus Frisch's is no longer a franchisee, but Big Boy Restaurants International and Frisch's are now independent co-registrants of the Big Boy name and trademark. Frisch's operates or franchises 121 Big Boy restaurants in the United States.