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

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Entry from April 10, 2011
Frequently Returning Your Shit (Fry’s Electronics nickname/acronym)

Fry’s Electronics began in 1985 in Sunnyvale, California. There are 34 Fry’s stores, with 17 located in California and 8 in Texas.

The unflattering nickname/acronym of “Frequently Return(ing) Your Shit” has been cited in print since at least 2005.

Wikipedia: Fry’s Electronics
Fry’s Electronics is a big-box store and retailer of software, consumer electronics, computer hardware, with in store computer repair and custom computer building services and household appliances with a chain of superstores headquartered in Silicon Valley. Starting with one store located in Sunnyvale, California, by 2008 the chain posted sales of $2.4 billion and operated 34 stores in nine states.

SoCalEuro Forum
07-07-2005 03:38 AM
Is is any wonder why I’ve pretty much given up home building a computer? You can’t touch anything close to this for that kind of price, even getting the cheapest parts from online and local vendors (not factoring time wasted at Frequently Returning Your Shit, naturally).

Fry’s Forum (not affiliated with Fry’s Electronics)
News: Fry’s Customer Service is the Worst in The World
Jun 26th 2007
As soon as you walk in you see this line that looks like a roller coaster line which happens to be there returns department. Seems to me its not moving very fast and sometimes I have seen it go out the doorway. I also hear that FRYS stands for Frequently Returning Your Shit.

Fry’s Forum (not affiliated with Fry’s Electronics)
News: Avoid anything with a Fry’s white tag
Aug 19th 2007
FRYS = Frequently Return Your Shit

Yelp Los Angeles
jack-in-the-crack and other nicknames
Chris “The Other White Meat” B. says:
Not a nickname for a fast-food place, but an acronym for a store:
Fry’s = Frequently Returning Your Shit

Yelp Long Beach
company names and their meanings
Chris “The Other White Meat” B. says:
FRYS:  Frequently Returning Your Shit

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