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This Restaurant’s Signs Are So Funny, You’d Probably Come Back Just To Read Them (40 New Pics)

It’s a difficult task for any business to stand out in the modern world where nearly every owner has access to social media and a lot of them are competing over a limited number of customers. Things looked especially grim for the restaurant industry during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the going’s still tough for many places.

However, when you’ve struck gold with your marketing campaign, as one restaurant in Texas has, you can’t help but continue doing what you’re doing. After all, you don’t want to drastically change what works—you only improve on an already successful formula.

Welcome to the El Arroyo restaurant in Austin, an establishment that has won over the locals and the internet with its quirky and witty signs out front. Time and time again, they’ve had us laughing far louder than we’d care to admit. Have a look at El Arroyo’s newest brilliant signs, upvote your faves, and be sure to share ‘em with your friends if they’re looking a tad blue. Hungry for some more Tex-Mex hilarity? Then you’ll want a bite of what Bored Panda has cooked up about the restaurant’s sign game before here and here.

More info: ElArroyo.com | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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I’m Having An Introverts Party And None Of Y’all Are Invited

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Mazer 5 days agoI predict this will be popular with many BP regulars

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Eirik Johnsbråten 5 days agoFamous last words: Boop the snoot!

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Fax

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Carmen Sandiego 5 days ago*shudder*

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The El Arroyo restaurant has been delighting Texans with delicious food for nearly half a century. Founded way back in 1975, it has been “serving up Tex-Mex with a side of laughs” on their famous marquee sign ever since.

On its website, the restaurant boasts that it has covered “every food pun imaginable” over the years. El Arroyo doesn’t just rely on puns and quick laughs, however. It also uses its sign to dish out comments on current events (get ‘em while they’re hot!).

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Hot Take

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Auntriarch 5 days agoYes!

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Auntriarch 5 days agoSomeone has seen my cellulite

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Happy Labor Day Folks

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Eagle Girl 5 days agoraise your hand if you wish you could do kindergarten again!

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The restaurant’s online presence has grown immensely recently. Back in April 2020, the last time Bored Panda wrote about El Arroyo’s wonderful signs, the establishment’s Instagram profile had 236k followers. A feat in itself! Things have only gotten better since then.

Throughout the pandemic, El Arroyo’s following has grown to a whopping 489k followers on IG, showing that humor really is a powerful force when it comes to getting fans. Who doesn’t love a good laugh when things seem so scary? The humorous signs help take our minds off things. Even if for a few minutes.

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Ok Forreal Who Taught Them To Act Like This

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Brian Brown 5 days agoLMAO! That’s a good one

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🤨

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troufaki13 5 days agoFace mask and sunglasses

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Read This In A Few Hours

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Georgia Hebert 5 days agoI feel this sometimes…

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El Arroyo is very friendly to its fans. For instance, the staff encourages customers and internet followers alike to submit their own sign suggestions. You can do this on the restaurant’s website. Or, if you prefer, you can email them directly at [email protected] Honestly, I’d feel like I’ve won the lottery if any of my suggestions got picked by them. If you’ve got any food puns or witty comments about recent events, why not give it a shot and send them a submission?

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Not To Brag But My Delicious Points Count Per Day Is High

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troufaki13 5 days agoCalories are those little creatures that shrink your clothes in the night

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Idk Her

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Vic 5 days ago“I must eat healthy” is a thought that appears when grocery shopping and disappears when cooking..

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#12

You Gotta Stay Ready!

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Jo Johannsen 5 days agoRight on! Pedal to the pillow!

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The couple behind El Arroyo are Ellis and Paige Winstanley who have owned and operated the Austin restaurant since 2012. They told ‘Austin Monthly’ that the famous sign “had a lot of issues” when they first arrived.

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📠

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Carmen Sandiego 5 days agoThey def would. 50 messages a day.

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#14

And A Mild Sunburn

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Rose the Cook 5 days agoSome people have it every day.

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I Have $3

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Eagle Girl 5 days agowe all did..we all did..

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“Pissed-off people were calling regularly about its messaging back then. So, we tried to do two things: Harness a voice that toes the line between uplifting, snarky, and of-the-moment, and lean into the social media side of things. These days, we have more than 660,000 followers across all our platforms,” Paige told ‘Austin Monthly.’

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That’s The Motto Baby Yolo

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Serial pacifist 5 days agoWeirdocracy in the making.

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If You’re Looking For A Sign This Is It

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