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The big boy statue stands in front of the closed Azars Big Boy Restaurant on Bluffton Road in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The sign says Thank You Waynedale.


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The Last Azar's Big Boy

The Azar's Big Boy restaurant on the corner of Bluffton Road and Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale was, for about 20 years, the last remaining Big Boy restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It closed temporarily in March, 2020 due to the Coronavirus lockdown. In June, owner George Azar decided not to reopen.

Azar's was the local franchisee for Big Boy. When I was young, they had numerous locations in Fort Wayne. My family often went there to eat. In the mid-1990s, all of them closed, except the Waynedale location on the southwest side of Fort Wayne. A couple of the old Azar's locations have been demolished, and several have been turned into other restaurants. One is a strip club!

The Waynedale Azar's building is being remodeled as of November, 2020. A local Greek family that owns several restaurants in Fort Wayne is going to open a new one there.


Update: A new restaurant called Top Notch Diner opened in the old Azar's building at the beginning of March, 2021.




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