Today, as much of the state nursed hangovers and recovered from last night’s Bucks Lust, Wisconsin experienced another historic event: the return of Big Boy. Following a 26-year period of Big Boy absence in the region, a restaurant group called Wisconsin Big Boy LLC officially brought the Michigan-based chain back to Wisconsin by opening a new location in Germantown.

The state’s only Big Boy—until they hopefully bring one to Milwaukee soon!—is in a spacious property that was most recently the home of Jerry’s Old Town Restaurant (N116W15841 Main St). When the restaurant had its grand opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Milwaukee Record lined up with a small-but-passionate group of Big Boy diehards, snagged a table minutes after the doors opened, and enjoyed a Super Big Boy with a side of onion rings and a chocolate shake.

The oldies were bumping, people were taking in the spectacle of dozens upon dozens of statues and art pieces portraying the pudgy lad with his burger hoisted to the heavens, and folks were able to eat some Big Boy in Wisconsin for the first time in a long time. As we took it all in, we also managed to take some pictures of Wisconsin Big Boy on its first day in business. Enjoy!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.