Bob Wian

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Robert C. "Bob" Wian (June 15, 1914 – March 31, 1992) was the founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain. The restaurant got its start in a 10-stool Glendale, California, hamburger stand in 1936 with an investment of $350 which Wian got from the sale of a used car. He sold the Big Boy chain to the Marriott Corp. in 1967 for seven million dollars. Wian died in Newport Beach, California, and was survived by his wife, June; two sons, Chapman Baehler and Casey Wian; two daughters, Barbara Baehler and Julie Wian, and sisters Doris Weis and Katherine Kurvink.[1]

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