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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 24, 2014
“I’m just working here until a good fast food job opens up”

“I’m just working here until a good fast food job opens up” is a jocular line that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts and bumper stickers. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1999.
 
 
Google Groups: alt.support.mult-sclerosis
😊 Bumper Snickers
Denmuver
2/25/99
(...)
I’m just working here until a good fast food job opens up…
   
Google News Archive
24 August 2001, New Straits Times (Malaysia), “Look What I Found on the Net,” pg. 8, col. 3:
EXPRESSIONS FOR WOMEN ON HIGH STRESS DAYS
10. I’m just working here until a good fast-food job opens up.
 
Google Books
Edinbuggers v. Weegies (and vice versa!;
Weegies v Edinbuggers (and vice versa!)

By Ian Black
Edinburgh: Black & White
2003
Pg. 28:
Badge spotted in one of Glasgow’s fine call centres: ‘I’m just working here until a good fast-food job opens up.’
 
Google Books
Tell Me a Joke, Please:
Humor for the Little Redneck in All of Us

By Randy J. Hartman
Bloomington, IN: iUniverse’
2009
Pg. 63:
I’m just working here until a good fast food job opens up.
 
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I’m just working here until a good fast food job opens up.
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The Biggest Joke Book Ever
By Jack Jacoby
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2012
Pg. 1210:
I’m just working here until a good fast-food job opens up.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Permalink


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