7 Gas, Food and Lodging Landmarks


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Bob's Big Boy: Burbank, California
The Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, California, is the oldest operating restaurant of the chain in the country.
The Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, California, is the oldest operating restaurant of the chain in the country.
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The oldest operating Bob's Big Boy in the country is a Burbank, California, landmark, adorned­ with a 70-foot neon sign, architecture that defined a time (the 1950s) and place (Southern California), and a statue of the restaurant's mascot out front.

The place is named for a pudgy kid the founder spotted after inventing the double-decker hamburger.

See the next section for a food landmark that is located a stone's throw from where the Boston Tea Party took place.