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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2015, 10:46:35 PM »

Cool.  Big Boy has drive-thru now?
Eat n' Park restaurants in this area have been busily installing
drive-thrus for several years now.

Frisch's has had them for quite a while. I believe this now-demolished location dates back to the late '60s or early '70s and had a drive-thru window.

Former Frisch's Big Boy, Union Township, OH by Harvestman Man, on Flickr

Eat n' Parks are nonexistent here, never seen one in person.  Looks like the nearest one to me would be near the WV-OH border in St. Clairsville, on the opposite edge of the state from me.
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2015, 08:28:22 AM »

Cool.  Big Boy has drive-thru now?
Eat n' Park restaurants in this area have been busily installing
drive-thrus for several years now.

I don't think Elias Bros. ever attempted putting in drive-thrus at any of their locations. Michigan never had and does not have any Eat & Parks. The only other former Big Boy franchise I know of that expanded into Michigan was Shoney's and that was after they dropped their Big Boy affiliation. When they pulled out in 1998 several were converted into actual Big Boys. There was one on Eureka just west of I-75 in Taylor.
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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2015, 10:00:16 AM »

Eat n' Park is a local Pittsburgh chain with stores in northern WV and eastern Ohio, up into the
Cleveland area.  They were also in the Harrisburg market but pulled out several years ago.

Eat n' Park was originally the Big Boy franchise holder for the Pittsburgh area.  They dropped this in the early 70's near as I can recall.  Big Boy later returned to Pittsburgh when the Elby's chain from the Wheeling, WV area moved into the area.  I recall one store on US 19 in Mt. Lebanon and another inside Century III Mall.  They closed about a decade ago.

This was the original Eat n' Park location on PA Route 51 south.  It is now an independently
owned diner called Frank and Shirley's.

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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2017, 01:18:36 PM »

Frisch's Big Boy eyes expansion
http://fortune.com/2015/08/31/boss-frischs-big-boy-expansion/
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2017, 02:15:57 PM »

I hope they come East.

I have a lot of good memories of hanging out at Elias Bros. Big Boy in Michigan
when I lived out there.
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 11:57:39 AM »

My first day living in Michigan:

I pulled into the Ames store in Hillsdale that morning and got myself situated.
Up the street was an old-school Elias Bros. Big Boy that had not been remodeled
since the 1950's.  I decided to go there for lunch.

I walked in, and was greeted by a large poster-sized black-and-white photo of
a girl holding on to a cow.  She was smiling, and had a large ribbon on her
chest.  The cow had one as well.

I was seated, and at my table was a placard bearing the same photo, along with
the following text:

Elias Bros. Big Boy of Hillsdale
Is Pleased to Announce
That the Hillsdale County Fair 4H
Grand Champion Steer.....


....Will Be Available in Selected Menu Items, Beginning October 21.



I ordered the shrimp platter.
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