The El Arroyo sign got its own book, and it’s going to make you laugh


The most popular comedian on Fifth Street is now a published author, just in time for Christmas. That’s right, the El Arroyo sign now has its own book.

The Tex-Mex restaurant’s famous marquee sign, whose black letters tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in “El Arroyo’s Big Book of Signs Volume One.” There are 158 signs inside the hardback, which is also being sold online in 10- and 20-book gift sets.

“We post a different sign every day and have made a book of some of our favorite signs to spread some smiles,” the book’s description reads.

Though El Arroyo keeps its joke-writing process under wraps, representatives for the restaurant said the signs featured in the book were “generally picked based on how hard we were laughing reading.”

The sign has riffed on everything from the 2016 presidential election to Beyoncé. We got a sneak peek from the restaurant of a few of the signs in the book.

If your roadside one-liners aren’t your thing, there’s another Texas eatery with some new merch that might find its way to your Christmas list.


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