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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 ...

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
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.

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 ...

Places to eat out on Thanksgiving in Livingston County  Livingston Daily

Several restaurants in Livingston County will stay open on Thanksgiving.

Livingston Daily
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
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 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 ...

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

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

Coldwater Big Boy to become Mexican restaurant  WTVB News

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The building which used to be the site of the former Big Boy restaurant at 552 East Chicago in Coldwater has been sold.

Thanksgiving watch parties: Places to go on Saintsgiving for the big game  NOLA.com

Restaurants and bars host Saintsgiving watch parties on Thanksgiving as the N.O. Saints take on the Atlanta Falcons.

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
What Are Japanese "Family Restaurants" Like? - Answerman  Anime News Network

You see Denny's-style "family restaurants" in anime all the time - but how similar are they to what we have in America? Justin counts the ways.

Anime News Network
The Cleveland Dining Trends we Love, Hate, and Wish Would Finally Arrive Already  Cleveland Scene

Remember, like, way back in 2016 when every single restaurant gave diners the option to "put an egg on it"? Well, you can thank this very column for slamming ...

Cleveland Scene
Cincinnati news: Places to drink on Thanksgiving eve, Arby's, Frisch's music video  Cincinnati.com

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on. But while your stomach awaits grandma's famous mashed potatoes, dig into these three headlines you may have missed.

October 2018 restaurant inspections in Livingston County  Livingston Daily

Food too hot, food too cold, an employee using the restroom and not washing hands before prepping food were among the violations at area eateries.

Livingston Daily
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.

Tampa Bay restaurants offering festive feasts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day  Creative Loafing Tampa

Don't miss the chance to hit up these Bay area restaurants for a festive feast on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. Seats at their holiday tables are sure to go ...

Creative Loafing Tampa
Frisch's restaurants bring back Coke  Cincinnati.com

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

Dope Magazine Means: Defending Our Plant Everywhere  Forbes

Dope Magazine stands for Defending our Plant everywhere and is a fully integrated consumer lifestyle brand, with a focus to build networks, cultivate ...

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 ...

Review: Cookhouse Restaurant plays New Orleans food like good jazz off the St. Mary’s Strip  San Antonio Express-News

Note: This is a full Taste Test review, with a star rating based on multiple visits. Too much of my New Orleans food exposure has played out like discordant jazz: ...

San Antonio Express-News
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
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
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.

Town Talk | West Lawrence bar and restaurant set for major expansion  Lawrence Journal-World

After 65 years of hamburgers and pizza, I'm sure I'll need a bigger place to call home too — plus a titanium La-Z-Boy roughly the size of Texas. That's.

Lawrence Journal-World
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 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, ...

Don't eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns  CNN

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Big Boy promotes David Crawford as permanent CEO  Crain's Detroit Business

The industry veteran has served as interim chief since Keith Sirois retired in November.

Crain's Detroit Business
Vegan crepes and barbecued meat ahead: Crossroads Collective food hall opens Monday on the east side  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tim Gokhman took another look at his new food hall, Crossroads Collective, on Wednesday night as he left for the day, the furniture finally in place and the lights ...

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
Where to drink in Dallas right now: Best new happy hours for December  CultureMap Dallas

During the holidays, we're ready to splurge, to indulge ourselves, money is no object — bartender, another round for my friends. But who c.

CultureMap Dallas
San Angelo's famous Shakey's Pizza Parlor lives on after closing decades ago  Standard-Times

A glimpse of San Angelo's Shakey's Pizza Parlor looks at its early history, legacy, and how its famous "Rojos" were almost named something else.

A woman vanished in 1991. The man who kidnapped and raped her is on the verge of release from treatment.  Yakima Herald-Republic

On Oct. 29, 2017, a small ad ran in the Yakima Herald-Republic with a photo of a young woman with long dark hair. “MISSING PERSON: Susan Libby Marable,” ...

Yakima Herald-Republic
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.

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
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
‘Pumping’ Is Dangerous New Fad Among Gay Men  New York Post

Rob Waltman tried to tell his partner, Peter Dovak, he looked fine. He didn't need to look any different. He especially didn't need to inject himself with silicone to ...

New York Post
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
Frisch’s names new CFO  Cincinnati Business Courier

Frisch's Big Boy has named a new chief financial officer. Lee Wall was appointed to the role on April 16 and will report directly to CEO Jason Vaughn while ...

Cincinnati Business Courier
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
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 ...

The Best Burgers in Dallas, 2018 Edition  Dallas Observer

It started as nostalgia. Last year's golden age of burgers was heralded by the breaking of an American cheese cauldron over the nose of a ship made with ...

Dallas Observer
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 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
Health department confirms hepatitis A in an employee at a Lexington restaurant - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The health department says a worker at the Frisch's on Harrodsburg Road has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Frisch's says the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bringing back Coke a big deal for Frisch's bottom line  Cincinnati Business Courier

The decision to bring back diner-favorite Coca-Cola to Frisch's Big Boy restaurants has paid off big for the Cincinnati restaurant chain.

Cincinnati Business Courier
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
news Georgia Tech and Minnesota to play in 2018 Quick Lane Bowl  detroitlions.com

The Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Minnesota will play in the 2018 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Wednesday, December 26 at 5:15 PM ET ...

Frisch's New "Big Boy" Museum Serves Up Plenty Of Memorabilia  WOSU

Hundreds of current and past employees got a sneak peak Wednesday of "A Tale of Frisch's Big Boy" inside the original Frisch's Big Boy restaurant in Fairfax, ...

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
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 ...

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.

Dublin’s global village: ‘It’s the most multicultural part of Ireland’  The Irish Times

From African barbers to Korean restaurants, Parnell Street is the city's international hub.

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

Frisch's will soon be open again in downtown Cincinnati after a 14-year absence from the heart of its home city. Frisch's is opening its downtown location in ...

Cincinnati Business Courier
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
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 ...

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
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
Frisch's will remodel Mainliner plus 10 other Big Boy restaurants  Cincinnati.com

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

Five reasons Cincinnati loves Frisch's  Cincinnati.com

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

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
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.

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.

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, ...

Fashion stars: Nigeria's bright, trippy uniforms a hit among World Cup uniforms  Salt Lake Tribune

New York • Spain, your asymmetry is showing. Nigeria, you're so bright I need shades! Croatia, Russia's *fresh* out of Big Boy restaurants. No worries, though ...

Salt Lake Tribune
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.

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, ...

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
Former Armory building sold for potential restaurant  Huntington Herald Dispatch

IRONTON - The Lawrence Economic Development Corp. has sold the old Ohio National Guard Armory building behind the Frisch's Big Boy for $200000, ...

Huntington Herald Dispatch
County cites 41 Livonia restaurants for 'priority' food inspection violations in August  Hometownlife.com

Wayne County food inspectors found violations at local restaurants that, left unchecked, could in some cases potentially lead to foodborne illnesses.

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
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.

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
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 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
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.

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
New Clover restaurant promises ‘best fish on Earth’  The Herald

Clint and Elizabeth Boyd don't want to be good at everything in their new Clover restaurant. But they do plan to have the best New Orleans-style po boy around.

The Herald
Green Bay’s winning attractions aren’t just about football  St. Paul Pioneer Press

For the last half century or so, Green Bay, Wis., and the Twin Cities have been engaged in a friendly (well, sort of friendly) rivalry based on our football teams.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
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
Frisch's Big Boy gets new 'top chef'  WCPO

CINCINNATI -- Frisch's Big Boy restaurants have a new head chef: restaurant-industry veteran Jason Vaughn. After a seven-month national search, Vaughn ...

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
Wahlburgers opens a new Taylor location today | Table and Bar  Detroit Metro Times

Mark Wahlberg's Wahlburgers opens its second Michigan location today in a former Big Boy in Taylor. The restaurant, at 21200 Penn St., starts dinner *service*...

Detroit Metro Times
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
Home truths about dealing with money from childhoods gone by  Independent.ie

Childhood is often the time that we learn valuable lessons about money - or where we get the grounding to manage life's financial challenges. More often than ...

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

CINCINNATI -- It's the first major branding change in more than 40 years for the iconic Frisch's Restaurant chain. The new Big Boy has lost some weight and ...

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
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
Frisch's makeover goes beyond Big Boy  Cincinnati.com

COVINGTON – Overhauling the Big Boy character is among a slew of changes Frisch's Restaurants has planned to refresh the brand's image. Frisch's debuted ...

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
Officers Club Followed Orders From Lowry Neighbors, Creating a Winning Restaurant  Westword

In the *service*, you learn to follow orders. The people behind Officers Club took that rule to heart when they decided to open another restaurant in the corner of ...

This Is the Best Restaurant Chain in America  Money Magazine

MONEY analyzed the largest U.S. casual dining chain restaurants, ranking the 25 that provided the best value for your money.

Money Magazine
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 ...

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 ...

British pensioner couple 'smuggled $3.7million of cocaine on cruise liner'  New Zealand Herald

An elderly British husband and wife arrested on a cruise liner on suspicion of smuggling £2million (NZ$3.7million) of cocaine allegedly offered another couple a ...

New Zealand Herald
It's not just fast food — all advertisers lie  New York Post

Dear John: I just read the letter from LA regarding his disappointment in the product that fast food chains put forth in their stores as compared with their...

New York Post

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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.