In 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sohner opened the Hob Nob Drive-in, making it Sarasota’s oldest drive-in. The Sohners helmed Hob Nob until 1991 when Cary and Debbie Spicuzza took over and maintained the place until 2013, when it became obvious that the small renovations here and there weren’t enough. That year, the Spicuzzas announced a $500,000 facelift that included a new roof, awnings, seats, fans, and a wall to close in the outdoor seating area, so people outside the wall can’t steal your signature Hob Nob Double Cheeseburger.
After 52 years of serving their signature dogs to locals and skiing Colby kids, Bolley’s Famous Franks closed its doors in July 2014, and everyone was sad. But then a local couple bought and reopened the famous spot with an expanded menu under the name “Bolley’s Famous Franks and Gourmet Burgers”, adding burgers with unique toppings, like blueberry BBQ sauce, and everyone was happy again.