HOT SHOPPES v BIG BOY

HOT SHOPPES v BIG BOY

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Back in the 70’s and long before there were calorie counts on restaurant menus, my buddies and me had a regular debate. One that continues to rage, decades later.

Which joint was better? Hot Shoppes or Big Boy?

Hot Shoppes had the Mighty Mo; Bob’s, “The Big Boy”. The Mighty Mo had “special dressing”, The Big Boy, “special relish”. Bob’s sided the Big Boy up with some oversized and crispy fried onion rings. Oh, wait, so did Hot Shoppes. Both had a now extinct hot fudge cake, but Hot Shoppes dropped its vanilla ice cream between two slabs of yellow cake, while Bob’s went with chocolate cake. Hot Shoppes did have offspring, the “Hot Shoppes, Jr.”, while Bob went childless. Of course Bob had that portly little “Big Boy” holding a burger up high. Hot Shoppes had just a sign.

Coincidentally, both make their way onto the pages of CARD GAME.

So, which booth do you sit in? Hot Shoppes or Big Boy?

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