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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 06, 2021
“What did the tectonic plates have for breakfast?"/"Panquakes.”

"Panquake” (pan/pancake + earthquake) is a jocular term from “pancake.”

“Frisco Breakfast: Panquakes and syrup” was printed in the Miami (FL) News on August 7, 1979. Golden Bear Family Restaurants advertised “The Panquake” breakfast (trademarked) in the The Times (Munster, IN) on June 25, 1982. The Tradewinds Restaurant in Mishawaka’s College Square served “Panquake” (all-you-can-eat pancakes) as printed in the South Bend (IN) Tribune on November 8, 2002. “PANQUAKES FOR BREAKFAST!” was posted on Twitter by Shona on November 6, 2011, after an earthquake in Oklahoma.

“What did the tectonic plates have for breakfast? Panquakes” was posted on Twitter by “Add your name” on August 17, 2012. “What kind of breakfast is served at a diner that’s built on a faultline? Panquakes” was posted on Twitter by Olivia on September 2, 2013. “What do earthquakes have for breakfast? PANQUAKES” was posted on Twitter by Ai sha on April 20, 2014.

“What do seismologists eat for breakfast? Panquakes and shakin’” was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on July 15, 2019. “What do they have for breakfast in earthquake zones? Panquakes” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 6, 2021.

“Continental breakfasts should be served on tectonic plates” and “What’s the Earth’s favorite fizzy drink?"/"Tectonic water” are related jokes.


Newspapers.com
7 August 1979, Miami (FL) News, pg. 1A, col. 1:
Frisco Breakfast: Panquakes and syrup
PAUL KAPLAN

Newspapers.com
25 June 1982, The Times (Munster, IN), pg. D-2, col. 4 ad:
THE PANQUAKE
TWO EGGS, BACON OR SAUSAGE, JUICE PLUS
ALL THE PANCAKES YOU CAN EAT. $2.95
(...)
GOLDEN BEAR FAMILY RESTAURANTS, INC.
6359 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond

Newspapers.com
8 November 2002, South Bend (IN) Tribune, “New owners keep Tradewinds on Course with family fare,” Restaurant & Dining Guide, pg. 6, col. 1:
(Tradewinds Restaurant in Mishawaka’s College Square.—ed.)
The restaurant also serves the “panquake,” which is an all-you-can-eat pancake delight.

Twitter
Shona
@AllwazeRite
PANQUAKES FOR BREAKFAST!
(There was an earthquake on November 5, 2011, at 10:53 p.m., in Oklahoma.—ed.)
10:27 AM · Nov 6, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Olivia Todd
@livbtodd
panquakes for breakfast!
11:52 AM · Nov 6, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Add your name
@PBandRays
What did the tectonic plates have for breakfast?
Panquakes.
1:37 AM · Aug 17, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
hey hey hey WHAT is going on here?
@Feedusall4free
I’m gonna start an earthquake themed breakfast restaurant called “Panquakes”....
8:27 AM · Feb 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Olivia
@cupcake_pug
What kind of breakfast is served at a diner that’s built on a faultline?
Panquakes
7:00 PM · Sep 2, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ai sha
@paraselene_glow
What do earthquakes have for breakfast? PANQUAKES
7:08 PM · Apr 20, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mike Speed
@SpeedRacer350
To celebrate surviving the #napaquake we’re having #panquakes for breakfast.  New tradition?  Only if you spread the word.
12:36 PM · Aug 24, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ai sha
@paraselene_glow
Replying to @DaevilMayCry
@TeamDaeBulge
@sathyajames what does an earthquake have for breakfast? PANQUAKES
6:20 PM · Sep 29, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Keith Gough
@GoughTeaches
Replying to @holliesplaining
Better than my natural disaster themed breakfast joint Panquakes?
9:11 PM · Apr 13, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Danielaurence July 15, 2019
What do seismologists eat for breakfast?
Panquakes and shakin’
COMMENTS
CadenceQuandry
Quaker Oats.

Twitter
amazingjokes
@AmazingJokes
#SeismologistsBreakfast:  What do seismologists eat for breakfast?Panquakes and shakin...[http://amazingjokes.com/joke/2019-07-20]
12:08 PM · Jul 20, 2019·Amazing Jokes

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/JimiSplendrix October 6, 2021
What do they have for breakfast in earthquake zones?
Panquakes
COMMENTS
YT_JRGRAND
Quaker Oats

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
What do they have for breakfast in earthquake zones?
Panquakes.
1:41 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE PANQUAKE
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: a Meal Consisting of Pancakes, Butter, Syrup, Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, and Orange Juice for Consumption On and Off the Premises. FIRST USE: 19820412. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19820412
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 73371830
Filing Date June 28, 1982
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition December 27, 1983
Registration Number 1270931
Registration Date March 20, 1984
Owner (REGISTRANT) Golden Bear Family Restaurants, Inc. CORPORATION ILLINOIS 427 E. Euclid Ave. Mt. Prospect ILLINOIS 60056
Attorney of Record Jeffrey S. Torf
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark PANQUAKE
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Pancake mixes. FIRST USE: 20130731. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20130731
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86368679
Filing Date August 16, 2014
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition January 13, 2015
Registration Number 4712319
Registration Date March 31, 2015
Owner (REGISTRANT) Jimenez, Kenneth DBA California Quisine INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 1025 Mott Airport Road Mount Shasta CALIFORNIA 96067
Attorney of Record Fritz Clapp
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Cancellation Date August 1, 1990

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