Farmer Boys® appeals to many different consumers because of our generous portions and amazing quality at great prices! That’s why “Breakfast, BURGERS, and More” isn’t just a slogan, it’s our specialty! But how did we get to be the FAN FAVORITE that we’ve become? And what are the growth plans for the future? Well, here’s a little bit of history for you and a peek into the Farmer Boys future as well.
Growing up on the island of Cyprus, the brothers work on the family farm and in the family restaurant. Known to friends and family as "The Farmer Boys," they learn the importance of hard work and grilling a killer burger.
THE AMERICAN DREAM
Mike, Harry, and Chris buy their first restaurant, Astro Burger, in Torrance, They get a taste Of success, but they want more.
THE FIRST FARMER BOYS@
The brothers open their first Farmer Boys restaurant in Perris, California. The burger world is rocked forever.
THE FARMER’S BURGER’ IS CREATED
The massively delicious Farmer k Burger@is a hit and is anointed by critics as one 01 Southern California’s best burgers. Burger fans are drawn to it like 100% USDA pure beefto a flame.
8 IS NOT ENOUGH
The brothers open the eighth family-owned Farmer Boys’ They decide to franchise to speed up the growth Of the company and meet the demand for Farmer Boys food. New business partners become friends and family
25 IN 22
The San Jacinto Farmer Boys opening marks the 25th Farmer Boys in the twenty-two years since the first restaurant opened in 1981. The competition openly weeps.
50TH FARMER BOYS
In two years, the chain experiences remarkable growth. Loyal fans have become fanatics.
AWARD WINNING BURGER
The Farmer? Burgere is named Best Burger in Southern California by KCBS-TV and Best Burger in the Inland Empire. The Farmer’s Burger narrowly loses the Oscar for Best Actor to Danie Day Lewis. It can’t Win everything.
FARMER’S BURGER’ WINS AGAIN
awards the Farmer’s Burger number #1 for the second year in a row. People start asking for its autograph before devouring it.
FARMER BOYS TURNS 30!
Farmer Boye celebrates its 30th anniversary by grilling an enormous 30 pound burger. Mouths drop. Guests cheer. The founders smile.
IT’S A NATURAL
Farmer Boys@launches The Natural.rM The first fresh, never frozen, hormone-free, antibiotic-free burger They do not need a nude supermodel to do this. Farmer Boys Wins Best Burger in the Inland Empire.
THE YEAR OF THE SCARECROW
The Scarecrow joins the Farmer BOYS’ family as Head Of Security to protect the farm fresh food. From What, we do not know. Farmer Boysa wins Best Burger in the Inland Empire, 2 years in a row.
Farmer Boysa wins Best Burger in the Inland Empire, 3 years ina row Tons Of new customers flock to the restaurants. Scarecrow accepts the award Without giving an acceptance speech. Reason? No mouth or brain.
Farmer Boys was founded in 1981 by five burger-loving brothers raised on a family farm. They grew up working the soil, and they have the calloused hands to prove it. They’re not just old school, they built the school. After 30+ years of serving award-winning burgers, hearty cooked-to-order breakfasts, huge, hand-chopped salads and tall, stacked sandwiches, they know one thing: farm fresh food will never go out of style. At last count, there are nearly 90 Farmer Boys restaurants in California and Nevada. Today, thanks to an ever-expanding franchise operation, the Farmer Boys family continues to grow.