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Nick Panos Buys a Big Boy

 

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Getting the restaurant up and running was fairly easy. The kitchen was fully updated, the place was in good condition, and pretty much all Panos had to do was redecorate. Going for a "nice, warm, fuzzy feeling breakfasty look," he had the walls painted in soft, muted earth tones of orange and brown. He removed the classic Big Boy red and white checkered pattern from the outside of the building. Big Boy corporate carted away the fiberglass Big Boy statue out front. That left one last vestige of the Big Boy theme: a strip of red and white checkered tiles high on the wall behind the counter. A friend of Panos had the ingenious idea of covering the red tiles with adhesive-backed, orange stick-on squares cut to size. It's like the Big Boy had never been there.

Nick's Original Pancake House, 3030 Lohr Circle. 622-6425. Daily 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Got a retail or restaurant change? Send email to tonymcreynolds@tds.net or sallymitani@gmail.com or leave voicemail at 769-3175, ext. 309.    (end of article)

[Originally published in January, 2010.]

 

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