Bob's, Rio de Janeiro

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    by Willettsworld Written Oct 6, 2005

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    Bob's are Brazils equivalent to McDonalds. You'll see them all over Rio especially in Centro and Copacabana. They sell all kinds of burgers along with the usual fries, soft drinks and milk shakes. At the front of some of the stores I saw, was a separate counter purely for dispensing ice cream.

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    Bob's: .Hamburger..Fast - food chain

    by Alless Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Bob's is acknowledged nationwide in Brazil as a company that sells quality food products with the taste that Brazilians love. Innovation, creativity and quality: These characteristics have distinguished Bob's since the early 1950s, when it was founded by Wimbledon tennis champion Robert "Bob" Faulkenburg. At that time, Brazil was not yet acquainted with the fast food concept, but Bob saw the potential for success in the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro.
    In 1951, Bob founded Faulkenburg Sorvetes, Ltda., a company that specializing in the sale of machine-made vanilla ice cream created from North American recipes. Encouraged by his friends, Bob opened his first restaurant on Domingos Ferreira Street in 1952. It was there, in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Copacabana, that Bob's first introduced Brazilians to hot dogs, hamburgers, milkshakes and sundaes.By the end of the 1950s, Bob's was a part of the Brazilian and Carioca social scene, serving such celebrities as composer Villa-Lobos and his American friend, jazz musician Booker Pittman, who met every afternoon to savor a Bob's hot fudge sundae. When Bob Faulkenburg returned to the U.S. in 1974, control of Bob's was transferred to Libby do Brasil, - a company that already operated in the food sector and was later acquired by Nestlé.In 1975, Bob's created the "Big Bob," which introduced the concept of meal-sandwiches to Brazil. The chain expanded to São Paulo in 1978, and, in 1987, Bob's was sold to Vendex do Brasil - a Dutch multinational company. In March of 1996, Bob's was sold to Brazil Fast Food Corp., a publicly traded NASDAQ-listed company.Bob's received in1997 the Franchiser of the Year Award from the Assoção Brasileira de Franchising (Association of Brazilian Franchising) in recognition of its consistent support of its franchisees and the ABF's Quality Stamp, an endorsement granted exclusively to companies that excel in the franchising sector.
    Bob's is now a public company with its shares traded both on the NASDAQ and the BOVESPA stock exchanges.

    Favorite Dish: All points of sale serve a uniform menu of hamburgers, chickenburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, french fries, soft drinks, juices, desserts and milk shakes.I like of a milkshake called "Ovomaltine " with choc crisp mixed with vanilla ice cream ...
    and the strawberry sundae...

    Some locations in Rio :

    Loja: Arcoverde
    Rua Barata Ribeiro, 167
    CEP: 22.011-000
    Telefone: (21) 2541-1180

    Loja: Atlântica
    Rua Djalma Ulrich, 23 - Loja A
    CEP: 22071-020
    Telefone: 2247-8083
    Bob's Fone: 2523-1712

    Loja: Botafogo Shopping
    Praia de Botafogo, 400 loja 806
    CEP: 22250-040
    Telefone: (0xx21) 2237-9471

    Loja: Castelo
    Av. Franklin Roosevelt, 23 A/c-ssl
    CEP: 20021-120
    Telefone: 2544-8539
    Bob's Fone: 2220-9579

    Loja: Copacabana
    Rua Domingos Ferreira, 236 - Loja A e B
    CEP: 22.050-010
    Telefone: (21) 2255-0818

    Loja: Galeão
    Estr. do Galeão, 2733 - Loja A/B
    Ilha do Governador
    CEP: 21931-002
    Telefone: 3393-6801
    Bob's Fone: 3393-4972

    Loja: Ipanema 1
    Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 463 A
    CEP: 22410-003
    Telefone: 2540-5158
    Bob's Fone: 2239-4848

    Loja: Ipanema 2
    Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 23
    CEP: 22410-001
    Telefone: 2247-6001
    Bob's Fone: 2287-6897

    Loja: Largo do Machado
    Lgo. do Machado, 11 C/D/F
    Lg. do Machado
    CEP: 22221-020
    Telefone: 2558-9892
    Bob's Fone: 2556-8483

    Loja: Leblon
    Rua Bartolomeu Mitre 990 - Loja C
    CEP: 22431-000
    Telefone: (21) 2529-2218

    Loja: Lido
    Av. N. Sra. Copacabana, 129 B
    CEP: 22020-000
    Telefone: 2275-7750
    Bob's Fone: 2275-7045

    Loja: Posto 3
    Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 441 - Lj.A - Parte
    CEP: 22.020-000
    Telefone: (21) 2548-8641

    Loja: Praça XV
    Praça XV de Novembro, 21 Parte (ponte N. 1)
    CEP: 20010-010
    Telefone: 3684-5280
    Bob's Fone: 2220-8950

    Loja: Real Grandeza
    Rua Real Grandeza, 139 - Ljs.A/B
    CEP: 22.281-030
    Telefone: 021-2226-5717/5703

    Loja: Rio Branco
    Av. Rio Branco, 143 - Loja e Sobreloja
    CEP: 20040-002
    Telefone: 2224-9266
    Bob's Fone: 2224-9395

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