Meet The Famous Boy Who Inspired An Iconic Restaurant Chain In Michigan
By Trent Jonas|Published June 21, 2023
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
The mascot for Big Boy, now an iconic Michigan restaurant chain, was based on a real six-year boy who was the restaurant’s first “super fan.” Read on to learn more about the history of Big Boy and its iconic mascot.
We hear that Big Boy has a friend named Dolly, who is sharing mascot duties with the iconic, rosy-cheeked scamp. For more information about the chain or to find a location near you, visit the Big Boy website. Big Boy is just one of many sources of pride residents of the Great Lakes State can point to. What are some other Michigan businesses with iconic mascots? Let us know in the comments!
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