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 August 21, 2019
“Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders”

“A chip on one’s shoulder” is an old saying. The chip is not necessarily a potato chip, but there are jokes.
 
“‘Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not.’ thank you, Schlotzsky’s” was posted on Twitter by Laura on November 10, 2010. Schlotzsky’s (a chain restaurant specializing in sandwiches) put this “Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not” message on its bags of potato chips.
 
The saying has been more popular in a slightly different form. “‘Chips are made for sandwiches, not shoulders’ - BBQ #Schlotzky’s” was posted on Twitter by Mark Martin on June 21, 2011. “Chips are for sandwiches, not for shoulders” was posted on Twitter by Schlotzsky’s on October 29, 2015. “Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 20,2019.
   
           
Wikipedia: Chip on one’s shoulder 
To have a chip on one’s shoulder refers to the act of holding a grudge or grievance that readily provokes disputation.

It can also mean a person thinking too much of oneself (often without the credentials) or feeling entitled.
   
Wikipedia: Schlotzsky’s
Schlotzsky’s is a privately held franchise chain of restaurants, specializing in sandwiches. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Schlotzsky’s has more than 350 franchised and company-owned locations worldwide. Most locations are in the south and southwestern United States, but the company is expanding into areas across the country, particularly the north and southeast.

Twitter
Laura
@twin_mom_
“Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not.” thank you, Schlotzsky’s.
2:41 PM · Nov 10, 2010·Cloudhopper
       
6 March 2011, Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune, “Rock Bridge fueled by chips and doubters” by Rus Baer, pg. B3:
After the Rock Bridge boys basketball team’s 57-45 win over Branson in a Class 5 quarterfinal yesterday afternoon in Springfield, I stopped by one of my favorite long-lost sandwich shops—Schlotzsky’s—to grab a bite.
 
On the bag of chips I received with my tasty turkey and bacon club, there was this silly slogan: “Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not.”
 
Twitter
Schlotzsky’s
@Schlotzskys
RT @ShellyMooring10: Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not. Thank you Schlotzsky’s chip bag for that wise piece of information. Lol.
6:15 PM · Mar 30, 2011·TweetDeck
 
Twitter
Mark Martin
@MarkoPolo226
“Chips are made for sandwiches, not shoulders” - BBQ #Schlotzky’s
2:44 PM · Jun 21, 2011·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Jeremy Macdonald
@MrMacnology
Chips are for eating. With sandwiches. Not for shoulders.
2:33 PM · Jul 26, 2011·TweetDeck
   
Twitter
Cruz
@Cruzontheradio
My chip bag from Schlotzkys said “Chips are meant for sandwiches, not shoulders.” TOUCHE
4:40 PM · Oct 8, 2012·Echofon
 
Twitter
Randy Main II
@WePersever3
Chips are for sandwiches not shoulders.
1:54 PM · Oct 10, 2012·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Michael Nguyen
@MichaelV_Nguyen
Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders
5:23 PM · Apr 9, 2013·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Eli Howard V
@EliHoward5
Schlotzsky’s even knows, chips are for sandwiches not shoulders:/ @connorfrank21
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1:24 PM · Feb 15, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
   
pink polka dot creations
Thursday’s Thought-Sandwiches Need Chips…
May 29, 2014
My thought today comes from the courtesy of my bag of chips from one of my favorite sandwich places…Scholtzsky’s !
 
Facebook
Colleen Hoover
· March 17, 2015 ·
“Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not.”
Well played, @schlotzkys.
       
Twitter 
Schlotzsky’s
@Schlotzskys
Chips are for sandwiches, not for shoulders.
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12:33 PM · Oct 29, 2015·Sprout Social
 
Twitter
serena trilliams
@cpdhateme
Chips are for sandwiches not shoulders
1:27 AM · Mar 7, 2016·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Randy Vaughn
@vaughnr11091
Learned a lesson at Schlotzsky’s today. On the potato chip bag:  “Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders.”  #greatadvice
2:38 PM · Dec 16, 2015·Twitter for iPhone
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/chadywacker August 20, 2019
Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders.
 
Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/chadywacker August 20, 2019
Chips are for sandwiches, not shoulders.

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