BBF ( Burger Boy Food-O-Rama )
|The BBF (lower left) was the first
real cheap burger restaurant in Charleston They sold 15 cent
hamburgers and were pretty popular for a time. Their trademark
was the "Whirling Satellite" sign that was always featured
predominantly in their commercials. You can see it in this picture.
The BBF sat where Lucienti boats once had a sales lot. In this
photo, Lucienti is still seen across the street from the BBF.
On the lower right is Montgomery Wards. The corner parking lot
was once home to a nice 3 story apartment building. You can
barely see the corner of St Francis Hospital in the upper left.
The Streets are Washington Street E at Summers St.|
|This photo was taken only months before
the BBF was built. Look hard and you can see the "Rose
City Cafeteria" in the lower right corner, at Washington
and Summers St. |
The First Burger Boy in the state opened in Beckley in 1963
1963, the following was written: Beckley's BBF is one of six such
restaurants in West Virginia, with others in Oak Hill, Parkersburg and
St. Albans, two in Huntington, and additional ones being planned
for Huntington and Charleston. Obviously all 6 of these
restaurants were built in the same year!|
As a point of reference, the first Burger Chef opened in 1962
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