Where are all the Michigan Big Boy Restaurants?
I have been a fan of the classic Big Boy sandwich ever since I was a kid. Other kids I knew loved the Slim Jim, Swiss Miss, and Brawny Lad.
Of course, being a kid, one of the main attractions for me at Big Boy were the free comic books (Stan Lee wrote the Big Boy stories from 1955-1961) and I had to have one whenever we went to the restaurant.
Big Boy began in 1936 as Bob's Pantry in California. The name was changed in 1938 when 6-year-old Richard Woodruff came into the restaurant. Bob said, “Hello, big boy!” and somehow it clicked...so much so, that the eatery name was changed forevermore. Out of all the different Big Boy franchises – Bob's, Frisch's, Ken's, Shoney's, and many others – the one that stood out in Michigan was Elias Brothers.
It feels like its getting harder and harder to find Big Boys in Michigan, but guess what? There seem to be plenty throughout our state.
According to Menuism.com, here are Michigan locations of Big Boy Restaurants:
I have a feeling that some of these could possibly be closed by now, so if you know of any, let me know. In the meantime, take a look at the Big Boy photo gallery below!