Stars Hamburgers, located near the Arcata bottoms, is said to be the inspiration for the Krusty Krab in the kids show SpongeBob Squarepants.  Steve Hillenburg, 52, the creator of the show attended Humboldt State in CA. Hillenburg majored in marine resources and his favorite place to catch a bite was the restaurant Stars. There is no coincidence of the restaurants resemblance to Bikini Bottoms renowned burger joint, the only mystery that still remains is the secret recipe.