The Bob's Big Boy Family Restaurant on Dobbin Center Way in east Columbia is closing today.
The manager and other employees directed all inquiries to the restaurant's owner.
But calls to the owner weren't returned yesterday, so it wasn't immediately known why the family restaurant is closing. A large white sign in the restaurant's entrance spread the news to visitors yesterday afternoon. It read: "This Big Boy will close operations at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996."