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Big Boy

660 U.S. 131
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Phone: (231) 258-8651


Sun 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Mon 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Tues 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Wed 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thur 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Fri 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sat 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Hours might differ

History of Big Boy®

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 animator, sketched the now famous character on a napkin.

The rest is 78 years of history!

Big Boy® is much more than restaurant or a brand. Big Boy is an American icon. For over 75 years, we have been serving classic American comfort food while providing friendly and personal service. We exceed category expectations while retaining a strong connection with our powerful brand heritage. From our food to our statue, there are many reasons why people love Big Boy.

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