Has a road sign ever made you laugh, so much so that it makes your day? Well, the Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, El Arroyo, puts up such witty signs.
It has been a hobby for them since the early ’80s, and it is impressive that they have kept it up without fail over the years. We thought to share some of the latest gems that have been spotted on their signs.
According to Laura Schulte, the brand partnerships and social media manager at El Arroyo, the idea of putting up funny quotes on their marquee was from their original owner. He decided over two decades ago to promote the restaurant’s specials as well as share witty statements.
In recent times, people from all over the world send in their witty one-liners, hoping that it brings smiles to the faces of as many people as possible. When such submissions come in, the restaurant staff picks what makes them laugh and is most applicable to current events.
When The Marquee Disappeared
This happened on April 1st when locales realized that the sign was missing. It caused quite a scare since it was a faithful, well-recognized landmark that suddenly disappeared.
One El Arroyo staff then tweeted:
“It is with great sadness that we share some disheartening news… Our famous marquee sign has been stolen. If you have any information about the whereabouts of the sign or any leads, please comment.”
When ABC13 called to confirm if this was true, they were told by the server who picked up that “it was stolen”. He went on to add:
“At least as far as I know. That’s what the manager told me anyway.”
It though seemed that it was an April Fool prank when the restaurant shared a video of Gov. Greg Abbott showing animated concern about the supposed missing sign. He said:
“I said alcohol to go… not signs to go, that sign is missing. We must find it. I’m asking the DPS to help us find that sign.”
Extra-observant viewers noticed, though, that the governor’s video was shot on a different day since he was on live TV along the Texas border at the same time the video was shared on Twitter.
Later on the same day, El Arroyo shared a post on Instagram telling the whereabouts of the marquee sign. It was relocated in conjunction with a promotion with Yeti, the drinkware and cooler-maker. They said:
“Y’all fell hard for that one, huh?”
They did get everyone with that prank. Many of their followers calmed after this post. Below are 50 witty comments that have been on El Arroyo’s Marquee sign.
Do you get it? Well, no excuses allowed, not at the risk of other people’s lives.
They move so fast. It reminds me of trying to pry rice grains out of an infant’s closed fists – war. In the blink of an eye, it’s in their hands, and then you realize how strong they are.
Who would have thought we would see the day? Well, here we are.
Would make things a whole lot easier, right? Many will enjoy chasing them down. Almost everyone loves tacos.
Some would replace “some of y’all” with “most of y’all”.
Whatever Beyonce said.
The algorithm shocks me every time. Waiting for a documentary to explain what exactly is going on.
Someone said “every surgical patient’s worst nightmare” and we could not have said it any better.
Where is the lie? Always treat people kindly. You never know what they are going through.
We would have loved to know what it said though. It’s really sad that it was never handed down.
Not that you can do anything with it; can’t keep you warm, cook, or cure a fever.
Or having to buy one when you have a whole pack at home.
The pandemic definitely taught us a lot. We are now, more than ever, aware of just how dirty we used to be.
Zoom users: “You’re unmuted” or “you are NOT on mute” is scarier.
Better at home than at the office.
How many of us are at this table?
Someone said “both are equally hazardous” and I agree 100%.
This is hilarious but true. Not a single lie.
Can you relate? If you can, then Phoebe Buffet was talking about you when she said, “I wish I could, but I don’t want to.”
Do you feel breathless all though till you can?
In case you were wondering, queso is a cheese dip. Our body and wanting what we should not be taking – 5&6.
Same applies to Zoom meetings – only the upper body matters.
Someone added, “2021: What part of HOLD MY BEER didn’t you understand”. It sure has been rough.
Such spoilt brats!
Where is the lie?
I loved this. 2020 disguising as 2021.
Are you singing along?
Sanitizers are the new perfumes.
Well, now you know what she means when she says ‘you are my boy friend.’
Do I hear a ‘YES!’?
Why don’t you just mention our names? This is a personal attack.
Just signify by raising your hands. We are all just kids at heart.
Another personal attack. Well, they are not scared of and are sort of immune to Aunty Rona.
Where is the lie? Nowhere to be found.
Someone said, “I dunno… is he wearing a mask?”. Brilliant.
Check this out: “Certainly true for my family. They have no idea how many times they had a brush with death when I ran out of cream or cups.”
A tornado should suffice.
Procrastinating becoming a pro at procrastinating.
You do at your own risk.
For the love of messy tacos.
Why are you attacking me?
Don’t make this mistake. Very similar to “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember”. Well, hot tears.
Who gets this joke?
Well, one benefit to this is not getting as touchy-feely as before.