A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 04, 2015
“Come for the food. Stay for the fun”

Some establishments advertise “food and fun.” The fun could include games and large television screens to watch sports. “Come for the food, Stay for the fun” is a popular line.

“So come for the food and stay for the fun at the Trail Dust tonite!” was a 1979 advertisement by the Trail Dust Steak House of Dallas, Texas. Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre advertised “Come for the food, Stay for the fun” in 1983.


21 June 1979, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 11AA, col. 1 ad:
So come for the food and stay for the fun at the Trail Dust tonite!
(Trail Dust Steak House.—ed.)

Google Books
August 1979, Texas Monthly, pg. 35, col. 2 ad:
So come for the food and stay for the fun at the Trail Dust tonite!
(Trail Dust Steak House.—ed.)

13 March 1983, Sunday Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), pg. 9-F, col. 6 classified ad:
Come for the food…
Stay for the fun...

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Google News Archive
20 November 1983, Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, pg. 9E, col. 2 ad:
COME FOR THE FOOD
STAY FOR THE FUN
CHUCK E. CHEESE’S Pizza Time Theatre

Twitter
Goodfella’sGrill&Bar
‏@SCGoodfellas
Come to Lexington’s best kept Secret . . .
Come for the food & drinks. Stay for the fun!!
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11:56 AM - 6 Nov 2015

Twitter
senor frogs cozumel
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when you come to frogs, dont forget to visit Cozumel!!!
Come for the food!! stay for the fun!!
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1:11 PM - 9 Nov 2015

(Trademark)
Word Mark COME FOR THE FOOD. STAY FOR THE FUN
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: restaurant services. FIRST USE: 20011130. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20011130
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76365648
Filing Date January 31, 2002
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition September 10, 2002
Registration Number 2656423
Registration Date December 3, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) QUARTERDECK CORDOVA, INC. CORPORATION FLORIDA 1541 Cordova Road Ft. Lauderdale FLORIDA 33301
Attorney of Record John C. Blattner
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date July 5, 2013

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, December 04, 2015 • Permalink