Friday Fictioneers — Bob’s Big Boy

“You know where we should go tonight?” I asked my wife. We were visiting the town we grew up in, dated, married, and lived for a few years before moving away around forty years ago.

“Bob’s Big Boy,” she said, a sparkle in her eyes. We used to go there back in the day. We’d go there for coffee and to share one of their famous hot fudge ice cream cake desserts.

We hopped in our car and drove to where our local Bob’s was located. We were excited. But when we pulled up, what we saw broke our hearts.

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt, photo credit: Carole Erdman-Grant.

19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Bob’s Big Boy

  1. slmret April 22, 2022 / 12:08 pm

    Hah! I was going to ask in comment if you really still have Bob’s Big Boy in the Bay Area! It was a sad day when the Big Boys closed!

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    • Fandango April 22, 2022 / 7:44 pm

      According to Google, as of August 2019, only six Bob’s Big Boy Restaurants remained in operation, five in Southern California and one in Bismark North Dakota. I live in Northern California and there are no Big Boys anywhere near me.

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      • Marleen April 22, 2022 / 11:28 pm

        That’s interesting.

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  2. Lauren April 22, 2022 / 4:54 pm

    We had a Bob’s right down the street. The town had hundreds of people taking pictures when they came and took Bob away.😭

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  3. rugby843 April 22, 2022 / 7:32 pm

    When I was pregnant with our first child we went there every Friday night 😂

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Fandango April 22, 2022 / 11:29 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? 😂


        • Fandango April 22, 2022 / 11:57 pm

          I am in bed, just not yet asleep. I think if I put down my iPhone, I might fall asleep. What do you think, Don. Good idea?


          • donmatthewspoetry April 23, 2022 / 12:56 am

            Sounds a good idea. It’s an addiction too easy to succumb to. I just have a basic phone. I refuse to trade up to an Iphone with internet capability. I need my ‘away’ time to stay sane…….

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  4. Nope, Not Pam April 23, 2022 / 3:27 am

    They’ve still got their memories 😂

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  5. Keith's Ramblings April 23, 2022 / 4:34 am

    I sometimes wish that would happen to some of the McD’s I’m surrounded by!

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