Customers line up to help local burger joint

Flavor Favs: Big Bob's Burgers

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Flame grilled and packed with flavor is the best way to describe the burgers at Big Bob's Burgers.

Owner Bob Riddle opened up his restaurant a little over five years ago at 447 Hildebrand. What sets his place a part is all the burgers on the menu are flame grilled.

"The flame is where all the flavor comes from," Riddle said.

Right now, Riddle is serving a burger called the 50/50/50. The meat is made up of bacon, pork and angus-beef.

"We mix them all together, and they are fabulous," Riddle said.

Things weren't all that fabulous over a month ago, as Riddle was close to having to shut down the location. He issued a plea on Facebook and the post went viral.


"There was no gimmick to it," Riddle said. "I needed help and I didn't think it would work. But we're going to be okay I think."

Now Riddle wants to give back to everyone who has helped keep Big Bob's Burgers a place all of San Antonio can enjoy.

"I just want to help people, shake their hands and tell them thank you." he said.

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