Bill Murray Wanted to Work at P.F. Chang’s


P.F. Chang’s, the Asian-themed casual dining restaurant with more than 300 locations worldwide, is good. How good? So good that it picked up a random endorsement from the Los Angeles (then-San Diego) Chargers way back before people figured out what Twitter was. Now, it’s been revealed that the chain has picked up another unexpected and unorthodox endorsement from a celebrity who knows a thing or two about capturing the internet’s attention. 

During a recent guest appearance on Amy Schumer’s podcast “3 Girls 1 Keith,” comedy legend and subject of endless online fascination Bill Murray gave a bit of an endorsement to P.F. Chang’s in the most Bill Murray way possible. 

Specifically, when talking about his favorite acting experiences, Murray described how he enjoyed working on the 2005 Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. After wrapping on the film, Murray felt that he had no option but to pursue a new career because he was convinced that he’d hit his peak as an actor. His choice? P.F. Chang’s. 

“I did fill out an application at P.F. Chang’s at the Atlanta airport, because I think that’s one of the great places,” said Murray. When Schumer asked what he would do there, Murray replied “Just to work there. It looks like they are having the best time working at P.F. Chang’s.” 

Given that Murray starred in Groundhog Day around the time P.F. Chang’s was founded in 1993, it seemed unlikely that he gave any serious consideration to his career switch. But according to the P.F. Chang’s Twitter account, his de facto application has been accepted. 

So, yeah, it’d probably never happen. But sitting down for a cocktail and order of Kung Pao Chicken between legs of your connecting flights at the world’s busiest airport only to see the star of Caddyshack waiting tables fits perfectly with the mythos surrounding Murray at this point in his career. And even though “no one will ever believe you,” as the urban legend goes, it would sure make for one hell of a story.



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