Stolen Burger Statue Back at Big Steve's in Plainville

Monday, Jul 14, 2014  |  Updated 8:33 PM EDT
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Stolen Burger Statue Back at Big Steve's in Plainville

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The giant burger statue is back at Big Steve's Grill in Plainville. It was stolen last month and ended up in the woods in Waterbury, according to the restaurant owners.

The iconic burger statue is back where it belongs at Big Steve’s Grill in Plainville.

“It’s nice having it back. Customers love it,” said Steven Andrikis, who owns the burger joint along with his wife, Robin.

Thieves swiped the giant burger last month from outside Big Steve’s on Whiting Street in Plainville.

Steven and Robin Andrikis said an anonymous tip led police to the woods off Progress Lane near Interstate 84 in Waterbury, where the statue had apparently been dumped.

Plainville police retrieved the giant burger last week and returned it to its rightful place on Thursday.

Robin Andrikis said customers are "so excited" to see it once again standing outside the restaurant.

The Andrikis couple said they know who’s responsible but decided not to file charges.

“It was just a prank,” Steven Andrikis said, explaining that they’re just glad the burger is back. “All’s well; we’re happy.”

As for the tipster – Big Steve’s returned the favor by offering him a five-burger reward, which Robin Andrikis said he happily accepted.

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