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June 9, 1975, Bob’s Big Boy first opened at the Mapunapuna site and brought Bob’s originals like the Big Boy Double Decker Burgers, thick milk shakes, hot fudge cake and strawberry pie to Hawaii. Bob’s became locally owned in 1991 and the restaurant was renovated and expanded keeping Bob’s signature items and adding local favorites like the Blockbuster Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Sumo Boy Burger, Roasted Garlic Fries and Oxtail Soup. Over the years, Bob’s developed a reputation for generous portions at reasonable prices and fast and friendly service with their crew some who have been there since the restaurant first opened. Bob’s boasts a loyal clientele some who eat almost daily at the restaurant like Wil and Jan Koga and 91 year young Edwin Lai who drives up in his red Miata sports car. Hot Fudge Cake is still the dessert favorite but Banana Splits and Amelt in your mouth@ Apple Puffs are becoming ever more popular. Bob’s now features new specials each week like Furikake Salmon with Wasabi Sauce and the Big Boy Breakfast Sandwich, an instant favorite!.
The original Bob’s@ Big Boy Restaurant was established in 1936 by Bob Wian in Glendale, California. He sold his car a 1932 Desoto for $300 using the money to open the first restaurant, a 10 seat diner on Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CA.. Wian pioneered the double-decker hamburger, the ABig Boy@, which became known as an American favorite.

The now-famous Big Boy character was created from a sketch of a customer who was a chubby, young boy in overalls with a curl in his hair and thus an American classic was born