Who wouldn’t want to eat at the Top O Texas Cafe?

This is a pretty great local commercial from 1985 for the Top O Texas Cafe in Irving, TX. The guy they got to “Tex” it up is great, but my favorite part of the ad is the part I captured above where the host of the commercial takes a fry off a customer’s plate and he gets an irate look, as if he is not actor and this commercial is not being filmed. It is wonderfully meta and just the type of creativity I love to find in local advertising. You don’t need a budget when you can actually entertain people while selling them on something.


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