Bob's Discount Furniture operates more than 45 furniture stores (some featuring mini-golf courses and complimentary refreshments) throughout New England and along the East Coast. Bob's also offers several in-store "outlets" where customers can buy discounted furniture that has been discontinued, returned, or slightly damaged. Following a 1976 motorcycle accident, company founder and president Bob Kaufman (who's something of a celebrity in the Northeast, thanks to his quirky television commercials) spent months recuperating in a waterbed. Fully recovered and inspired by his experience, Kaufman partnered with his cousin to open the first Bob's Discount Furniture shop in 1991. The chain is owned by Bain Capital.