Bob's Burgers is a new animated series about a man, his family and a burger joint. A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his uptight wife and their three underachieving kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides, but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management.
In the series premiere episode, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) rallies the team to cook up some business, so he sends middle child Gene (Eugene Mirman) to push samples in the streets, eldest daughter Tina (Dan Mintz) to work the grill and youngest daughter Louise (Kristen Schaal) to staff the counter. The day takes an unexpected turn when the health inspector pays a visit because of a little rumor Louise started during “show and tell” at school.
When Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) learns that Linda’s (John Roberts) mother is coming for a visit, he wants nothing to do with it. Linda has been cracking the whip at home, making sure every shelf has been dusted and every bed has been made. When she discovers a leak in the roof, she sends Bob to fix it, but he gets stuck in a wall, leaving Linda and the kids to entertain their guests and run the restaurant.
After a controversial documentary filmmaker places a live cow outside of the family restaurant to make a statement, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is livid when it starts to scare away customers. However, to everyone’s surprise, Bob treats the cow like a member of the family.
When Tina (Dan Mintz) develops a crush on the new martial arts instructor (guest voice Jon Glaser) in town, she joins the class and ends up shirking her responsibilities at the restaurant, which leads to an epic confrontation.
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) reluctantly lets Linda (John Roberts) and the kids stage a musical murder mystery dinner theater in the restaurant, but on opening night, an abrupt interruption changes the play’s creative direction.
Tina (Dan Mintz) is desperate to get her first kiss at her 13th birthday party. But after Louise (Kristen Schaal) breaks the deep fryer, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) takes a second job as a late-night cab driver to pay for Tina’s party. Things keep getting worse for Bob when the parents of Tina’s crush refuse to let their son attend the party, and Bob has to do everything in his power to save his daughter’s big day.
With a long weekend approaching, Linda sees an opportunity to capitalize on the tourist traffic by starting a bed and breakfast. But when the reservations are filled by some shady characters, Louise plants listening devices all over the house to keep an ear on what's happening.
When Linda (John Roberts) asks Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) to let her sister hang her paintings in the restaurant for Art Week, Bob’s forced to contend with the city’s Art Council, a shady troop of intimidating old ladies who control the art exhibited around town. Meanwhile, Louise (Kristen Schaal), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Tina (Dan Mintz) are thrilled by all the attention their own art receives in the restaurant.
When Bob and Gene start watching Spaghetti Western films, they wind up alienating Louise. As Gene takes pointers from the films on how to deal with his archrival at school, Tina takes out her aggression and fights her way through a conflict-resolution program.
When Bob’s (H. Jon Benjamin) eccentric landlord, Mr. Fischoeder (guest voice Kevin Kline), pays the family a visit, he informs Bob that his rival across the street, Jimmy Pesto (Jay Johnston) of Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria, wants to take over Bob’s lease so that he can expand his gift shop. With little time and not enough money, the Belcher family must cook up some business or luck to save the restaurant.
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and the family are forced to spend the weekend at Mort the Mortician's (guest voice Andy Kindler) while the restaurant is de-molded. Linda (John Roberts) and Bob double-date with Mort and a female mortician he meets online (guest voice Amy Sedaris) while Tina (Dan Mintz) babysits Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) in Mort’s crematorium.
When the annual Lobsterfest is cancelled by a storm, Bob opens his doors to the hungry festivalgoers. The next morning, Bob wakes to find the town has spurned him. Meanwhile, the kids decide to taste the forbidden fruit that is lobster.
In the season finale, Bob’s hero, a washed-up baseball player named Torpedo Jones (guest voice Robert Ben Garant), starts pitching for the local minor league team. Torpedo befriends Bob, but the dark underbelly of minor league baseball threatens to corrupt the Belchers. Kevin Kline returns to guest-voice as Mr. Fischoeder.