3. The Big Boy was based on a real 6-year-old
One of Bob's most loyal customers in the early days was Rick Woodruff, a 6-year-old who was so obsessed with the burgers, he frequently offered to sweep up in exchange for a free one. Another regular was a movie animator, who, one day, grabbed a napkin and drew a cartoon inspired by Rick. The character stuck, and Woodruff lived up to the Big Boy name by growing into a 6'6", 300lb man. Seriously.