Big John's is Flint.  The smell of the cooking steak and onions and the taste of the red sauce have been a part of the community since 1973 and earlier this week, the man behind the meat(and mustache) passed away. 

I really don't know if there is a more Flint taste.  Halo Burger is in the conversation, and so is Donna's Doughnuts and Ya Ya's Chicken, but to me, nothing says Flint like a Large Steak and Cheese with a ton of red sauce.  The founder of Big John's, John Klobucher, passed this week in an assisted living home in Flushing at 88.  According to The Flint Journal:

"John E. Klobucher, 88, of Burton, founded the first Big John Steak and Onion in 1973, a decade after bringing the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise to Flint, according to obituary information.

Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road in Davison. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2500 N. Franklin Ave. in Flint."

Show a little hometown pride, and smash a 16 inch Supreme Burger Deluxe soon.