From 1986-1992 the restaurant's popularity grew to a point where there were waiting lines almost every night, and weekend evenings were extremely busy with long waits for tables. In 1992 Mac and Bob's invested in their largest expansion, doubling the size of the restaurant. The seating capacity went from 120 seats to 230 seats, including a 48-foot bar. Tony Reyes, a friend of both Bob's and Joe's and also a Roanoke College graduate of 1978, invested with his friends and became a silent partner. Tony currently resides with his family in Brooklyn, NY.