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Farmington Restaurant 'Closed for Remodeling' Is No Longer a Big Boy

The iconic Big Boy statue and large sign have been removed from the front of the building on Farmington Road.

The iconic Big Boy statue has been removed from a restaurant on Farmington Road that is no longer part of the Michigan-based franchise. 

The words "closed for remodeling" had been posted on the restaurant's message board sign since early June. Now that sign is gone, too. 

Big Boy CEO Keith Sirois told Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch today that he has no idea what will happen with the building, which is located just north of Eight Mile. 

"I don't know what it will be, but it will not be a Big Boy franchise," he said. 

Sirois said the restaurant had been part of the chain for "many years" before closing. He declined to say why the franchise relationship ended. 

Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch has been unable to contact the restaurant owner, but there's still a handwritten paper sign on the front door of the building that reads "Closed for Remodeling". 

Kirk McVittie July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Goodbye, Big Boy! My wife and her Livonia friends used to gather here in the early 1970's!!
Clara J Hahnefeld July 12, 2012 at 04:11 AM
What about the BIG BOY on Telegraph So. of Maple in Blfld Hills is that going to reopen or is it just gone also
Joni Hubred-Golden July 12, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Clara, I used to go to that Big Boy quite a bit. I heard it is not coming back, and it has been removed from the list of locations on the Big Boy website.
leigh peterson January 09, 2013 at 02:24 AM
How sad. I worked at this big boy for most of my high school years. I think it went downhill when we lost George! George was the nicest mean old man you ever wanted to work for! I hear myself saying some of the same things he used to say to us. Leigh Toomey Peterson
Dawn N May 08, 2013 at 05:45 PM
The Farmington Rd Big Boy was the last restaurant I took my grandparents for lunch in 2003. That was the last time they were in Michigan before grandma passed away a couple years later. They used to go there when ever they were back in Farmington to go to First Baptist Church on Sunday.

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