The power of suggestion is a very real thing. For example, let’s say I were to type something like, oh, I don’t know, “‘Motownphilly’ by Boyz II Men,” or “bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel.” You’re probably thinking about ordering a breakfast sandwich for lunch right now and blasting ’90s R&B in your cubicle, right? I mean, assuming you weren’t already thinking about those things. You should always be thinking about those things. What the hell is the matter with you? God.
It appears I have gotten a bit off-track. This is what I meant to say: the real-life Mexican restaurant featured on this week’s Breaking Bad, Garduno’s, has seen a spike in table-side guacamole orders since the excitable waiter tried to hard-sell the Whites and Schaders on it during their tense dinner date.
Thirty percent of guests usually order guacamole, but Corporate General Manager Warren Gaustad told TheWrap that the number has surged to 35 percent — with many visitors specifically referencing Breaking Bad as the reason for their selection.
There’s also been an influx of Breaking Bad tourists looking to see where the episode was shot.
“It’s been pretty funny,” Gaustad said. “We’ve had a lot of people coming in to take pictures and wanting to sit at the table where the characters sat.” [The Wrap]
The most surprising part of this story is that — even after this 5 percent “surge” — 65 percent of customers still aren’t ordering table-side guacamole. There are exactly two excuses for this: 1) “I am allergic to avocados”; and 2) “My wife and I are meeting with her sister and DEA agent brother-in-law, both of whom know we’re bruised-eye-socket-deep in drug dealing and money laundering, and it’s all going to get pretty weird.” If you don’t fall into one of those categories, order the goddamn guacamole.
Now where was I…
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