Posts Tagged ‘quiznos’

Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Frank ran into some trouble back in the 1980’s but I’ve never had any issues with him, after hundreds of encounters at area events over the decades.

If I had to guess, SHEPARD is for astronaut Alan Shepard and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS is a reference to the Russian-built Admiral Kuznetsov / Varyag / Liaoning and the like. I mean they’re sort of like aircraft carriers:

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Expensify is paying the bills these days:

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This guy from Quiznos sandwiches cut an ad deal with Frank a long time ago, and that put then-unknown Quiznos on the map, or so the story goes.

Leaving you with this – here he is from a decade back at the final Castro Halloween, when he encountered some dude dressed as Frank Chu. (And later that night, a kid from the projects shot nine people on Market near Noe and that was the end of Halloween in the Castro.)

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This has been Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016.

 

San Francisco Celebrity Product Endorsement: Frank Chu, the Former Quiznos Man, at the Chevron McDonalds – Market Street

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This Micky D’s is in one of the former Chevron Buildings on Market in the Financh / South of Market Area. It even has a fake gas pump inside. (And yet McDonalds promotes Shell these days, go figure.)

Anyway, you can find Frank Chu here like multiple times per day. If that’s not a product endorsement, I don’t know what is.

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Back in the day, Quiznos used to pay Frank to have its name on his Famous Sign – you’ll learn about that in colledge, Marketing 101

“2 Girls, 1 Sub” Ad from Quiznos vs. “2 Girls, 1 Queen” Blog from San Francisco

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Which entity is doing a better job exploiting the “2 ____, 1 ____” Internet meme – is it this shocking new ad from Quiznos or is it the new 415-based collaboration “2 Girls, 1 Queen”?

First up is the sandwich ad. It’s appalling. It seems to grow more appalling upon each successive viewing, particularly so in high-rez, full-screen mode. SFW but you should probably be working at work anyway, right? So choose wisely.  

Compare that with 2 Girls, 1 Queen from Elaine Santore, Aimee Ellis, and Marqus Fontenot:

“Welcome to 2 Girls, 1 Queen!

2 Girls, 1 Queen is a collaboration between former Fog City Journal columnist and hair accessories designer Elaine Santore, SF native, dancer, organizer and political consultant Aimee Ellis and Our Queen, Marqus Fontenot.

We’re launching 2 Girls, 1 Queen (not to be confused with a certain graphic viral video!) because we wanted to create a media platform for young, emerging artists involved in dance, fashion, political activism, music, civil rights, GLBT culture, social networking, philanthropy, entertainment and comedy.

Tough economic times call for a refocus of priorities to art, culture, and charity work. We love San Francisco and want to bring you content representing everything unique to our fair city and its past, present and future.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting information about appearances, videos, projects, events, and individual bios of our team. Consider this blog a small taste of things to come.

We hope you’ll join us!

xoxo,

Elaine Santore

Aimee Ellis

Marqus Fontenot”

It’s a tie! Both have exploited the “2 ____, 1 ____” Internet meme equally well.

Carry on.