Texas Gives Birth to the Drive-in

“People in their cars are so lazy that they don’t want to...

13th Feb

From Fish Brine to Ketchup

Ahhh ... that tangy, thick, and sticky condiment known as ketchup—where would American road food be without it? Certainly, drive-ins, diners, coffee shops, and in many cases—fine restaurants—wouldn't be the same. Burgers would be bland, fries embarrassed by their nakedness, and hot dogs robbed of their bite. In a world devoid of ...

15th Mar

Birthplace of the Hamburger

Sure, history books tell of the Tartar's fondness for raw meat and how sailors from Germany loved to order Hamburg Style Steak upon their arrival in the New World. The real question is: Who created America's first all-beef patty, ancestral prototype of today's Quarter Pounder, Big Mac, and Whopper? Pinpointing the origination of the hamburger ...

05th Feb

Bob Wian’s Big Boy Burger

Robert Wian learned the restaurant business the hard way. When his father’s...

04th Nov

Hamburger Architecture

Hamburgers made their debut on the food scene as irregular lumps of...

22nd Jun

The Devolution of Bob’s Big Boy

In 1937, Robert Wian created his signature two-story cheeseburger at a five-stool...

03rd Mar