A busboy was a person working in the restaurant and catering business, whose job was to assist the waiting staff.
As a young man in 1955, Goldie Wilson worked for Lou Caruthers as a busboy at Lou's Cafe in Hill Valley, where he mentioned to George McFly on November 5 that he was taking classes at night school as he was determined to make something of himself — which eventually led him to become mayor in 1977.
Behind the scenes
- Today, a busboy is referred to by the gender-neutral terms busser and server.
- In the U.K., a busser is known as a commis waiter or waiter's assistant.