Big Boy Restaurants

Big Boy Restaurants

Big Boy Restaurants International LLC is a restaurant chain with its headquarters in Warren, Michigan in Greater Detroit.

Big Boy was started in 1936 by Bob Wian, in partnership with Arnold Peterson in Glendale, California, USA. Marriott Corporation bought the chain in 1967. One of the larger franchise operators, Elias Brothers, purchased the chain from Marriott in 1987, moving the headquarters of the company to Warren, Michigan, and operating it until declaring bankruptcy in 2000. Following the bankruptcy, the chain was sold to investor Robert Liggett, Jr., who took over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), renamed the company Big Boy Restaurants International and kept the headquarters in Warren. The company is the franchisor for 126 Big Boy restaurants in the United States.

Immediately after Liggett's purchase, Liggett Restaurant Enterprises dba Big Boy Restaurants International negotiated an agreement with the other large franchise operator, Frisch's Restaurants transferring to Frisch's exclusive, perpetual ownership of Big Boy marks in Kentucky, Indiana, and most of Ohio and Tennessee, and transferring all other Frisch's territories to Liggett. Big Boy International and Frisch's now are co-registrants of the Big Boy name and trademark. Thus Frisch's is no longer a franchisee but a substantially equal owner which operates almost as many units as Liggett. Frisch's is the owner or franchisor of 118 Big Boy restaurants in the United States.

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... During or immediately after World War II, Dave Frisch visited one of Bob Wian's Big Boy restaurants in California ... was impressed with the double-decker Big Boy hamburger and recognized the efficiency of two thinner beef patties cooking faster than a single thicker patty ... operators outside California using the Big Boy name and hamburger without permission ...
Big Boy Restaurants - Regional Franchises
... In addition to the Bob's Big Boy name, the "Big Boy" concept, menu, and mascot were originally licensed to a wide number of regional franchise ... Because many of the early franchisees were already in the restaurant business when joining Big Boy, "Big Boy" was added to the franchisee name just as the Big Boy ... it is confusing when referring to a chain, as each named franchisee was itself a chain and Big Boy could be considered a chain of chains ...
Big Boy (restaurant) - Regional Franchises
... In addition to the Bob's Big Boy name, the "Big Boy" concept, menu, and mascot were originally licensed to a wide number of regional franchise holders ... of the early franchisees were already in the restaurant business when joining Big Boy, "Big Boy" was added to the franchisee name just as the Big Boy hamburger was added to the franchisee's menu ... it is confusing when referring to a chain, as each named franchisee was itself a chain and Big Boy could be considered a chain of chains ...
Big Boy (restaurant)
... Big Boy Restaurants International LLC is a restaurant chain with its headquarters in Warren, Michigan, in Greater Detroit ... Big Boy was started as Bob's Pantry in 1936 by Bob Wian, in partnership with Arnold Peterson in Glendale, California, USA ... Executive Officer (CEO), renamed the company Big Boy Restaurants International and kept the headquarters in Warren ...

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