27 February 2017

Who remembers this Big Boy?

This sculpture of "Big Boy" was well known across America and has been the mascot of a vast variety of restaurant names. In Pennsylvania where I grew up he was the mascot of a chain called "Eat 'n Park" and has been known as "Big Boy," "Shoney's" and many others. Here's the history of this iconic chubby boy and his hamburger. Weirdly enough, the Big Boy restaurants in Japan do not even serve hamburgers! I spotted this big boy for sale on a trailer in a Circle K parking lot! You could have him for your own for $2,500. He's cast aluminum, not fiberglass like the originals. 

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