I think this may depend on how old you are, but when I was a kid, going out to eat was a BIG deal. Even McDonald's, which hadn't been around for very long when I was a kid, was a treat.
For me, one of the best restaurants in the world was Big Boy. I LOVED going to Big Boy! Here in Wisconsin we had Marc's Big Boy - what was the franchise near you?
Because of my love for the rotund little guy, I HAD to get these burger wrappers when I saw them on Old Stuff Only a while back.
Aren't they great? I have four of them. They have that wonderful wax paper-feel to them. I had never seen Shoney's-franchised Big Boy ephemera before, so I jumped at the chance to have some in my collection. In fact, before seeing these, I didn't even know that Shoney's had ever been a Big Boy franchise! But yes they were, before 1984. They dropped the Big Boy name that year because they wanted to expand into other states, which were franchised by other Big Boy restaurants.
That was the neat thing about Big Boy restaurants - as a kid I remember being so excited visiting an Elias Bros. Big Boy in Michigan. My mom would tell me about the Bob's Big Boy when she and my dad lived out in Reno. And in my twenties, I visited Cincinnati, where they were Frisch's Big Boy. That Big Boy had BLOND hair! :D
There are a few remaining Big Boys around - Brian, my mom and I ate at one during a trip to Michigan two years ago. But for some reason, there are 200 Big Boy restaurants - in JAPAN! Who knew? :D
I have used my wrappers only once so far - to make this ATC. I will use these again, somehow - stay tuned! :D