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 December 19, 2021
“The restaurant advertised ‘Chicken Dinner $1.” I paid $1 and they gave me a bowl of corn”

“The restaurant advertised ‘Chicken Dinner $1.” I paid $1 and they gave me a bowl of corn” is a joke of unknown authorship. The joke is that the “chicken dinner” is for a chicken, not of a chicken.
     
“The restaurant had Chicken Dinners for £1. Bargain. I paid the £1 and they gave me a bowl of corn” was posted on Twitter by Terry P on May 11, 2012. “I saw a restaurant the other day advertising chicken dinner for 50cents. I went in, ordered, and was served a bowl of corn” was posted on Twitter by HER on February 9, 2013. “I saw this sign in a restaurant window ‘CHICKEN DINNERS £1’ went in, paid £1, and they gave me a bowl of corn” was posted on Twitter by Bob Kostic (and others) on December 19, 2021.
   
     
Twitter
Terry P
@ElTele
The restaurant had Chicken Dinners for £1. Bargain. I paid the £1 and they gave me a bowl of corn.
4:05 PM · May 11, 2012·Twitter Web Client
     
Twitter
Spoonicorn
@MrSpoonicorn
i asked dad “what’s for dinner?” he said “chicken dinner” so I went downstairs and there was a bowl of corn on the table
12:20 AM · Dec 13, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Putri Elly Nabilah
@EllyNabilah
Quick and Corny: I saw restaurant the other day advertising chicken dinners for 50 Cents.I went in, ordered,and war served a bowl of corn.
2:17 AM · Jan 18, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®
   
Twitter
Himal Pillay
@HimalPillay
I saw a restaurant the other day advertising chicken dinners for 50 cents. I went in, ordered, and was served a bowl of corn. #joke #corny
8:23 AM · Jan 30, 2013·Twitter for iPad
     
Twitter
HER
@TehChiMoose
I saw a restaurant the other day advertising chicken dinner for 50cents. I went in, ordered, and was served a bowl of corn.
2:51 AM · Feb 9, 2013·Mobile Web (M2)
 
Twitter
Gary Gritter
@GritterGary
Replying to @ClaireP_14
@ClaireP_14 I went in a pub earlier, the chalk board said ‘chicken dinners 50p’ so I ordered one. 15 mins later I was served a bowl of corn
11:01 AM · Jun 8, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
         
Twitter
Simon Morrell
@simonmorrell
Damn. I thought I was getting a bargain. Sign said chicken dinner £5.00 The waiter bought me a bowl of corn — feeling annoyed
3:35 PM · Jan 14, 2016·Facebook
 
Twitter
Charles Richards
@Paris_ChasRich
I saw the sign at the restaurant: “Chicken Dinner—$ 1.99”
“That’s what I want!” I told the waitress.
Minutes later, she brought me a bowl of corn. :(
2:36 AM · Jul 6, 2019·Facebook
 
Twitter
BigZav
@zavy44
I saw this sign in a restaurant window ‘CHICKEN DINNERS £1’ went in, paid £1, and they gave me a bowl of corn.
1:53 PM · Dec 19, 2021·Twitter Web App
 
Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
I saw this sign in a restaurant window ‘CHICKEN DINNERS £1’ went in, paid £1, and they gave me a bowl of corn.
7:23 PM · Dec 19, 2021·Twitter Web App

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