REMEMBERING A RESTAURANT FOUNDER

bob wian yng
A young Bob Wian in 1938

bob's big boy

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Robert C. "Bob" Wian
(June 15, 1914–March 31, 1992)

Bob Wian was the founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain. The
restaurant began as a 10-stool Glendale, California, hamburger
stand in 1936 with an investment of $350 which Wian got from
the sale of a used car. He sold the Big Boy chain to the Marriott
Corp
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in 1967 for seven million dollars.

      bob's burger

Big-Boy

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