2 saves

Wishlisted by Matt Mayer

Why is the first Brazilian fast food chain called Bob's? The American-Brazilian tennis champion Robert Falkenburg, who won the Wimbledon tournament in 1948, introduced the fast-food concept to Brazil in 1952, after turning down a $100,000-a-year professional tennis contract. The first store on Rio's famous Copacabana beach, sold hot dogs, hamburgers, milkshakes, and ice-cream sundaes, a novelty at the time as Brazil would not allow the import of American soft-serve ice cream machines. Falkenburg sold the chain in 1972, and, aged 93, is still alive and retired in California.

Fast Food ยท Conveniently Located

Closed today

Rua Figueiredo Magalhaes 219, LJ 1, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

+55 21 2549 1287

Download Lemi

Lemi is better in your pocket. Discover more and create your own lists in iOS and Android!