Burger Boy

Do you remember Burger Boy Food-O-Rama?

Burger Boy (BBF) was known as Bigger, Better, Faster and the restaurant kept expanding utilizing that philosophy so that it grew to be a regional chain of forty-eight restaurants before being acquired by Borden in 1969.

Burger Boy Food-O-Rama, also known as BBF first opened in 1961. Owned by Milton O. Lustnauer and Roy Tuggle, the restaurant was known for its fast food fare. Opened to compete against McDonald’s, BBF wanted to make food bigger, better, and faster than its competitors. There were several locations throughout the city and their legacy lives on in the memories of fast-food lovers around the Ohio Valley.

BBF (Burger Boy Food-O-Rama) grew its fast food chain to a total of 48 BBF restaurants in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Burger. BBF changed names and relaunched Borden Burger in 1969 and ultimately closed all 48 locations in 1975.

The Menu

The menu staple of the business were fifteen-cent hamburgers made with 100 percent pure beef, ground daily, that were always fresh and never frozen. Cheeseburger baskets, Giant Burger boy baskets, and hamburgers baskets were all served with fresh-cut french fries and coleslaw.

Also popular was BBF’s country fried chicken which was served as a chicken basket or as a tub of chicken. The basket sold for $.99 throughout the week and for $1.19 on weekends and included four pieces of chicken, french fries, coleslaw, and hot butter-toasted buns.

The Rise & Fall of Burger Boy Food-O-Rama

Burger Boy Food-O-Rama was Founded

Bill Knapp's was an American family restaurant chain. It was founded by Clinton B. Knapp in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1948. The chain operated in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Indiana, with more than 60 locations at its peak.

Burger Boy Food-O-Rama Becomes Borden Burger

Burger Boy was purchased in 1970 by Bordon Foods, and it became Borden Burger.

The End of Borden Burger

Borden Inc. decides they would close operations at the companies 48 Borden Burger restaurants. By the end of 1975, the chain's last restaurant had closed.

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