Besides being nearly alliteration Bob’s Big Boy of Burbank is the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in the United States. The grandfather of massive chains Shoney’s and Frisch’s this little guy innovated the early national sit down chain restaurant.
Bob Hope and other movie personalities such as Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Jonathan Winters, Dana Andrews, Martha Raye, Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens, were once regulars at the restaurant. Hope frequented the Burbank drive-in because it afforded him privacy.
Famed British musical group The Beatles dined at the Burbank location during their 1965 U.S. Tour. The table is the last booth on the right as one walks in, where the end of the windows facing out towards Riverside Drive’s stop. For many years a plaque described the event (the plaque has been stolen many times by fans, and has been replaced each time. Many regulars to the restaurant call this table and booth “The Beatle Booth”. [SOURCE]
No, we didn’t eat here. We had plans for the day and just did a quick drive-by.