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 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.
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.
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….
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.