Big John in Eldorado.

Big John - Grocery Clerk

Field review by the editors.

Eldorado, Illinois

Big John, the grocery clerk colossus, is arguably the perfect poster child for the promotion of crisis consumption. With four bags of groceries that could crush any SUV parked below -- how bad could things be?

The Big John grocery store chain first commissioned these grinning fiberglass mascots in the 1960s. They stand 28-30 ft. tall -- larger than most Muffler Men -- and tower over their assigned parking lots holding four bags of overflowing food products.

Big John from behind.

Over time the Big John chain shrank, and many of the statues were taken down or sold off to other businesses. Eldorado's Big John is one of only a few that continue to represent stores with the original name.

Also see: Big Johns

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Big John - Grocery Clerk

Big John Super Foods Store

Address:
1105 US Hwy 45 N., Eldorado, IL
Directions:
Big John Super Foods Store. Southeast corner of US Hwy 45 N. and Hwy 142 S.
Phone:
618-273-9811
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