Big Boy is a chain of restaurants that are found in the United States. Big Boy is headquartered in the town of Warren, Michigan, near Metro Detroit. It is a restaurant chain that was started as a pantry and did not get its Big Boy name until it 1936. It was founded in Glendale, California, a by a man named Bob Wian. There are more than 79 locations in the United States and Big Boy has more than 279 locations in Japan alone. They specialize in a number of different American style foods all across the board.