In 1936, Bob Wian sold his prized DeSoto Roadster to purchase a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California. He named it Bob's Pantry.
One night in 1937, a regular customer requested something different for a change. Bob went to work and the first double-decker hamburger was born.
Customers couldn't get enough of Bob's new creation. One fan in particular was a chubby six-year-old boy in droopy overalls.
He would often help Bob sweep up in exchange for a free burger. In honor of his young friend, Wian decided to name the better burger the Big Boy. Another regular customer, a movie studio animator, sketched the now famous character on a napkin.
The rest is history.
Join the Big Boy eClub and receive a free hot fudge ice cream cake on your birthday. Certificate will be emailed to you to print and redeem at your local Big Boy restaurant. Offer will be valid the month of your birthday. You can also join their Kids Club for exclusive offers.
This offer is only valid for residents of:
- United States