From birthday parties to the last day of school, going to Bub’s is always a gratifying experience.
Since Adam Richman’s arrival for the television show “Man v Food,” Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream has become a hot spot for tasty food.
Owner Matt Frey said, “Free advertisement (like “Man v Food”) is always good. But it can be used as a double-edged sword. Most of the customers that got us here can’t eat here as often now [because it is always so crowded].”
Additionally, Bub’s is a perfect place for students as they can eat burgers and hot dogs, talk with friends, have ice cream and play a game where the goal is to hoop a ring around a metal hook. This game is located outside along Bub’s picnic tables.
Senior Julian Sollenskog said, “(Bub’s has) been a staple of social activity around Carmel for as long as I’ve been here and I think they provide a good environment for just sitting back and hanging with friends.”
With giant hamburgers ranging from the Big Ugly to smaller portions like the Less Ugly, Bub’s can draw in hungry students and satisfy palates. According to Sollenskog, he has had his own memorable experience with the Big Ugly.
“It is definitely a challenge to take down. I’ve personally only done it once, freshman year spring break I believe, but it was definitely an experience worth having,” he said.
Ultimately, Frey said Bub’s is a “feel good” place for people of all ages. “If someone is going to go out and spend money to eat, they choose to go to the places where they get good food, good quality, good service, and the ambience,” he said. “We value the fact that you walk in the door whether you’re 18, 17, 15 or 38.”