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Mel’s Drive-In Diner

Feb 19, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  The drive-in restaurant craze began in 1921 with Kirby’s Pig Stand in Dallas, Texas. As car ownership increased, so too did the popularity of drive-ins and in 1947, the first drive-in came to San Francisco, CA. Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs opened the first Mel’s Drive-In at 140 South Van Ness Avenue. California’s warm

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Vintage Collectible: Bob’s Big Boy Statue

Feb 13, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Bob’s Big Boy: the ultimate conversation piece. This fully restored, original Big Boy is the coolest! Measuring 7 1/2 foot tall, and clad in his traditional red and white overalls, he’s holding the largest burger you’ve ever seen. This is an original statue that would have been found at the classic Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant.

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Filed under: Retro Museum Tagged with: characters, restaurants, restorations