Q When did Cincinnati’s first Drive-in restaurant open?
A Cincinnati’s first year round Drive-in restaurant opened in Fairfax in 1939. It was called “The Mainliner”
Q What was the first Frisch’s restaurant in Cincinnati?
A In 1905, Samuel Frisch operated a small café on Freeman Avenue in downtown.
Q Who owns the Company today?
A In August 2015, the Company was acquired by National Restaurant Development (NRD), a private equity firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The transaction to take the Company private brought to a close a span of 55 years of Frisch’s being a publicly owned company.
Q Where did the name “Frisch’s Mainliner” originate?
A Frisch’s Mainliner is named after a tri-motor passenger plane that landed nearby at Cincinnati’s first airport,
Q When was Cincinnati’s first Big Boy sandwich sold?
A Cincinnati’s first Big Boy sandwich was sold at the Mainliner in 1946.
Q When was the first Big Boy Drive-in restaurant opened?
A In 1948, Dave Frisch opened the first Big Boy Drive-in in the city with eight counter seats and 60 parking spaces on Central Parkway. While the building has changed, the location for "Big Boy One" remains the same.
Q What are the most popular Frisch’s sandwiches?
A Frisch’s delicious signature sandwiches, in order of popularity, include the Big Boy®, the Fish sandwich, the Super Big Boy®, the Buddie Boy® and the Swiss Miss. All are served with Frisch’s own Tartar Sauce.
Q What other items are unique to Frisch’s?
A Frisch’s has become known for hand breaded Onion Rings, the rich Hot Fudge Cake (a half serving is available!), it's vegetable soup and homemade salad dressings.
Q What are some of Frisch’s seasonal favorites?
A Frisch’s has become known for award winning Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Pie and specialty cheese cakes,
such as Fire & Ice®
Q How many Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants are there?
A As of September 2013, Frisch’s operates 95 Big Boy restaurants, and franchises another 25 to other
Big Boy operations.
Q Where can I find a Frisch’s Big Boy?
A You can find Frisch’s in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio and in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.