Frisch's Big Boy Museum Coming Soon Sign

Frisch’s Big Boy Museum & Restaurant

As someone who owns a bunch of Big Boy memorabilia that was on display at the Burger Museum by Burger Beast, I’m excited to see the obscure artifacts at Frisch’s Big Boy Museum.

Read below to see the full press release about the Big Boy Museum opening. Below are some pictures I took at the Frisch’s Big Boy last year in Lexington, Kentucky too.

Frisch Big Boy Collectibles
Big Boy is getting a museum in Ohio

The Cincinnati-based Frisch's Big Boy double-decker burger restaurant chain on 
Wednesday will unveil the museum to a gathering of employees and retirees at 
the chain's original Mainliner restaurant. The Mainliner opened in 1939 in 
Fairfax, just east of Cincinnati.

The museum named "A Tale of Frisch's Big Boy" will be free for patrons of the
restaurant to visit. It's scheduled to open Friday to the public. Frisch's is 
urging patrons to loan their Big Boy memorabilia for short-term displays.

Atlanta-based private equity firm NRD Capital bought the chain from its family
 ownership in 2015. Long an iconic Cincinnati brand, Frisch's has the Big Boy 
trademark in the region and there are a total of 121 restaurants in Ohio, 
Indiana and Kentucky.


I grew up eating at Bob’s Big Boy out of Glendale, California. Whenever my family would visit my grandmother and aunt, it was a must stop. The last time I ate there (the late 90s), I was sorely disappointed, but the nostalgia of such a place can sometimes overwhelm that.

In 2011 my wife and I made a stop at the Big Boy in Sanford which left a lot to be desired.

Last year (April 2017), I visited a Frisch’s Big Boy in Lexington, Kentucky, and another in Cincinnati, Ohio, BUT this time everything was as I had hoped for, excellent. Oh, and I know you’re thinking about the tartar sauce on the Super Big Boy.

I’m ecstatic to say it worked when I was 100% sure it wouldn’t!

Frisch Big Boy Statue
Patty Melt
Super Big Boy w/Tartar Sauce
Strawberry Pie