Tex-Mex restaurant El Arroyo, in Austin, Texas, offers more than what's on the menu—it also puts up the wittiest signs that are sure to make everyone's day.

El Arroyo took up this "hobby" in the early '80s, and much like LeBron James, it is still going strong after all these years in the game.

We at Bored Panda have already covered these signs here and here, but since it brings so much joy to the community (and the Internet), we decided to make a new piece sharing some of El Arroyo's latest gems. Enjoy!

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

😊

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Scagsy
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6 months ago

Also applies to doggos.

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Laura Schulte, brand partnerships and social media manager at El Arroyo, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview their marquee was first put out by the street in front of the restaurant by their original owner over two decades ago to promote restaurant specials and write funny quotes.

Now, El Arroyo gets several submissions a day from people from all over the world who wish to get their witty one-liners heard. Laura said the staff picks what to put up in terms of “what makes us laugh and is most applicable to current events.”

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chi-wei shen
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6 months ago

Times have changed. In 2019 you could have been arrested for wearing a mask inside a bank and today for not wearing a mask.

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

Oh, yeah!

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On April 1st, locals probably have had a real scare when they saw the landmark El Arroyo sign was missing. Restaurant representatives said on social media that it was stolen.

"It is with great sadness that we share some disheartening news... Our famous marquee sign has been stolen," El Arroyo staff tweeted. "If you have any information about the whereabouts of the sign, or any leads, please comment."

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

Me too

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

That is what I try to do

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According to KXAN-TV, a server who answered the phone when ABC13 called confirmed this information. "It was stolen," Gilberto Camacho then said. "At least as far as I know. That's what the manager told me anyway."

The drama took a turn when El Arroyo shared a video of Gov. Greg Abbott showing animated concern about the sign.

"I said alcohol to go... not signs to go," Abbott said on-camera. "That sign is missing. We must find it. I'm asking the DPS to help us find that sign."

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Austin Bromenschenkel
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6 months ago

The algorithm!!!!

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

Every surgical patient's worst nightmare.

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However, observant viewers noticed that Abbott's video, featuring the governor wearing a tie while in his Capitol office, was recorded on a different day since he was seen in live ABC13 streaming video along the Texas border at the same time the clip was tweeted.

An afternoon Instagram post from El Arroyo revealed the signs' whereabouts, a relocation in conjunction with a promotion with the drinkware and cooler-maker, Yeti. "Y'all fell hard for that one, huh?" El Arroyo posted, calming down its followers. Looks like we'll see more signs after all!

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LesAnimaux
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6 months ago

I thought it said 'petty' at first and that is also correct.

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Alex the awful German
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6 months ago

what a pitty it isn't handed down exactly what the parrot said....

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

Not like it floats, or can cook/keep warm with it, won't heal a broken leg or cure a fever. You can't even fight off zombies with it.

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Sum Guy
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6 months ago

That's better than forgetting it at home and having to buy one when you know you have a box of them at home

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

Especially the under-5 crowd.

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Kaleo Hayase
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6 months ago

And 2021 so far

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Wouldn't it be funny if the whole world tried that at the same time for just one day? ( walking only)

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Carol Emory
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6 months ago

I like the one I found a few years back that said "You can only say WTF so many times a day before you just start drinking."

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

🤔

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Sue Simmons
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6 months ago

Brilliant. This restaurant is hilarious. Love their signs.

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Rose the Cook
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6 months ago

Honesty at last.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago (edited)

Yep,oh yeah yep, yep, yep, yep, yep.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Yeah?

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Here again Yep,yep,yep

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Raven Sheridan
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6 months ago

2021: "What part of HOLD MY BEER, didn't you understand?"

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A Poem For #nationalguacamoleday 🥑 Who’s Coming Over For Some Guac And Margs Later?

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cookie panda
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6 months ago

ah yes

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Rose the Cook
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6 months ago

Beware of the bat virus.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

I love this one!

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LesAnimaux
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6 months ago

Quarantiiiiiine

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Just 2020 Small Talk!

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Sad but true.

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Sum Guy
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6 months ago

Hurts, but true

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Hermien Greeff
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6 months ago

There are a few movies that are sooo slow that I cannot watch them without playing a game on the phone.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Persistance wins the ............whatever.

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

sure!

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Well Slap me upside my head why don't you?

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

That's too true.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

I'd even pack a lunch as long as he keeps his mouth shut. Quareintined too long with someone who talks too much.

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Alma Mater
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6 months ago

soooo true !!!

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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6 months ago

Aww I hope so.

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Raven Sheridan
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6 months ago

It's called a tornado.

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

I'm working on my Ph.D. in Procrastination. Been at it for 43 years so far.

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Life Hack!

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SykesDaMan
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6 months ago

... If you know/guess that it's a dream... If not you can't help it...

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Jo Johannsen
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6 months ago

Messy tacos are the BEST!

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Marcellus the Third
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6 months ago

So I must be wild.

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Rose the Cook
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6 months ago

We all know someone like that.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Good thinking.

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Sue Hazlewood
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6 months ago

Nice burn

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Sum Guy
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6 months ago

It's only beaten by "I don't need to write that down, I'll remember"

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
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6 months ago

Yup!

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

Absolutely.

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Raven Sheridan
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6 months ago

I have: "Excuse me Sir's, are you lost?"

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cookie panda
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6 months ago

apparent punnn

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