Last night, after dinner at Don Cuco’s in Burbank (yummy Mexican food, but a really long wait for a table), my friend suggested we walk over to check out the old-timey cars at Bob’s Big Boy. Every Friday night, there’s a classic car show in the parking lot.
This Bob’s restaurant was built in 1949 by local residents Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert, and is the oldest remaining BOB’S BIG BOY in America. It was designed by respected architect Wayne McAllister, incorporating the 1940’s transitional design of streamline modern style while anticipating the freeform 50’s coffee shop architecture. The towering BOB’s sign is an integral part of the building design and its most prominent feature. The restaurant was honored in 1993, receiving the designation as a “STATE POINT OF HISTORICAL INTEREST” by the state of California.
I guess that’s cool, but if I’m going to hang out and eat bad fries while pretending to live in another era, I’d rather pick somewhere futuristic.