Box Lunch at Big Jon’s Burgers

Box Lunch at Big John's Burgers

After moving to Cooper last fall we made an effort to visit every local business, most were restaurants and some became our favorites like Big Jon’s Burgers.  The food is real, like if you were making a burger for family when you had plenty of time. It tastes like home and it’s served with a lot of heart.

You can show up in mud covered work clothes and you’ll always get greeted with a smile followed by “What can I get you today?”  Wait, many times they’ll ask, “How’s your day going?”

From our first visit we’ve always felt welcome but it was the food that keeps us coming back.

Big Jon's Burgers Cooper TX

Big Jon’s is a small setting, which I like because the building reminded me of a Tiny House.  Open Monday – Friday it’s a business that serves the working class, folks from all walks of life are welcome and keep coming back for more.

As a new resident to Cooper it was one of the first places that felt like they appreciated us beyond our business.

Staff at Big John's Burgers

It’s a family owned business which grabbed my attention right away. Three generations working together, what a great example.  I’m reminded this is what makes America great, small business.

Having been raised by parents who were both self-employed I understand the highs and lows of business ownership and the attention to detail that’s required to be successful.

It’s rare to see families working together to maintain a business but this one does it in a manner that sets a positive example for others.

While I was taking this photo; the mom scooted back to prepare our lunch because much like me, she’s not much for pictures, I really get that.

My Favorite burger

But here it is that famous Big Jon’s Burger with all the trimmings, this is what keeps us coming back.  It’s just so good and they have a huge menu but I can’t seem to get past this burger and their amazing BLT. (They even break up the bacon on the BLT so you can eat it without tearing it apart.)

So why am I sharing this restaurant with you?  Well they’ve witnessed Robert and I at our highs and lows, full of energy and drop dead tired and it was those visits to their restaurant that many times lifted us back up and reminded us that Cooper was a place we really do want to call home.

This led me to wanting to do something nice for them….

Condiment Boxes for my favorite restaurant

Over the Christmas break I made condiment boxes for each table.  This simple box was a fun project and because they only have 4 tables it was quick to put them together.  Quick, fun and a real pleasure to show our appreciation.

When we begin selling our Tiny House properties you can bet every new home owner will receive a gift certificate to Big Jon’s Burgers.

In the meantime, if you drive by Cooper, TX turn into town and right before the Square you’ll find Big Jon’s Burgers at 251 W Dallas Ave.


Box Lunch at Big Jon's Burgers


  1. daisy says:

    I’ll bet they were thrilled with your gifts! What a thoughtful thing to do. Glad you found your new favorite place. ;0D

    1. Carole says:

      Yes – they were surprised. Favorite places are nice, the local coffee shop is another and then we really enjoy the Italian and Mexican place too. Can you tell I’m eating out way to much. That’s about to change though I need to get focused and start cooking more.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Sounds like our kind of place! What a sweet gesture for you to make these condiment boxes for them! I cannot even imagine how much it meant to them. The boxes are just so adorable and practical. God bless you for your giving heart!!

    1. Carole says:

      Thanks Cheryl – you would like it, very simple…

  3. Jane says:

    you are so sweet! I love how they look, Carole.

    I remember renovating our kitchen and our favorite places & all the cookies I ate.


    1. Carole says:

      Thanks Jane – Sometimes eating out makes life easier at the time but I always pay for it later…
      So I have to admit we’ve been cutting back but once in awhile I still like to head into town for one of those burgers.

  4. Patti says:

    Oh yeah, that looks delicious, and I love those condiment boxes you made. One of these days I’m coming to visit and I want a Big Jon’s burger!

  5. Ann Reynolds says:

    You going to have a class on making one of these?

    1. Carole says:

      Not this box my next workshop is a Red Cardinal Birdhouse – I’ll post that in a couple weeks. I would love to do another workshop on the gift boxes though for spring because they’re just fun. >

  6. Leslie says:

    You should try Fatboys BBQ. Might have a new favorite! Top rated! Everything is Homemade and done in house!

    1. Carole says:

      We’ve been there too – it’s good and when our son was home for Christmas it was the second place we took him and he loved their ribs.

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