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BigBoy Sandwich Now Available Everywhere!

by Liv | Published on September 28th, 2009, 2:22 pm | Food

Some of the greatest inventions of this world occur when its inventor least expects it. Today it happened for me. I'm lying in bed with a horrible headache, and then it hits me. I'm like, "Holy Crap", and in complete awe of myself; I run to the living room to double check no one on the Internet has thought of it before. Then I wonder, will they even do it? The answer it turns out, is yes. Yes you can get a Frisch's BigBoy at McDonalds.

First a history lesson. I've talked about Frisch's and their BigBoy sandwich before. I grew up with one in the back yard of my Grandmothers in Toledo, and only get a chance to eat their world famous sandwich when occasionally someone dies and we go back. With everyone dead already, I had but all but given up the sandwich which influenced the BigMac, figuring I'd never get to lay my tongue on a it's two all-beef patties, double cheese on a sesame seed bun with tartar sauce when I got the craving today. That's when it happened. If the Big Mac and the BigBoy sound vaguely similar it's because McDonald's created the Big Boy to conquer the more successful BigBoy sandwich at the time. (though some would suggest the opposite is true, I refute such claims) What was clearly a better sandwich got torn apart like some Microsoft dominated company hell bent on marketing the hell out of the sandwich. Today many of us have never had a real "BigBoy", the real, and original "BigMac". So this makes this food modification a bit ironic doesn't it. Turning the tide once again? The fact that you can go into any McDonald's, anywhere, even London and order a BigBoy.

Dave Frisch, who took over a well-established but conventional restaurant business from his dad in Cincinnati, met a fellow entrepreneur from Glendale, California, who had innovated a new way of cooking hamburgers -- two small patties instead of one cooked faster, and made a double-decker called "Big Boy®." This was in 1946. The "secret sauce" in the California Big Boy was Thousand Island salad dressing. Dave wasn't too fond of TI, so he used his own sauce, which was basically a blend of mayo, catsup, and pickle relish, known as tartar sauce and served in other Frisch's restaurants with fried fish. via

This is the blog post that should make you go "Damn, why didn't I ever think of that?" and you will subsequently run out to McDonald's for a new eating enjoyment which will bring love back to your life, shower you with a unique coolness you can only get by reading Greensboring, and allow you to enjoy McDonald's once again.

So you might have figured out how simple this is.

Order 1 Bigmac, without Mac Sauce then say "Add Tartar" sauce!


Boom. Instant BigBoy, anywhere in the freakin McDonald's World. It's the new, hip, and cool way to impress your friends.

I tested it today. Went to Mickey D's and got exactly what I wanted. I was in bloody heaven!!!!!!!!! The receipt even showed they have the option to minus and add those condiments.... So misplaced Ohioans everywhere... rejoice! Salvation is here! Yes, I just pimped your Big Mac.
I tried one sans special sauce, add tatar sauce. Blech. You owe me $3.
September 30th, 2009, 5:39 pm
OMG... you're crazy! it's great... <sorry> :o

I guess you need to be a fan of tartar sauce...
October 1st, 2009, 7:41 am
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Tatar is good on fish, just doesn't do it for me on beef.

But you knocked it out of the park on the Ghetto Reuben sandwich, so we're even. (Actually I like it more than I hated the tatar big boy, so, I still owe you)
October 1st, 2009, 3:13 pm

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