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Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Perplexing Pizza Chef

Larger than life, with an immense chef's hat, gaping mouth, thick hair and mustache. Held a mega-doughnut hidden behind box of popcorn; recently a car repair ad banner.

Joel's Water Street Auto

702 Water St., Eau Claire, WI
Joel's Water Street Auto. West side of town, on the north side of water St., just west of its intersection with 7th Ave. In the parking lot of an auto repair shop.
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Perplexing Pizza Chef.

Perplexing Pizza Chef

This was originally a doughnut baker. The actual baker got tired of washing dishes, so he made the place an auto repair. The chef started out with a doughnut in its hands. Now it's mainly for signs but sometimes the signs get stolen, so its hands remain empty.

[Tania, 06/08/2023]
Perplexing Pizza Chef

The businesses is now a auto repair shop. The pizza chef statue now is holding a auto repair sign instead of a bucket of popcorn.

[PWarren, 03/14/2021]

Pizza popcorn chef.

Pizza Chef Statue

A pizza chef, holding a box of popcorn, can be found outside an auto repair shop on Water Street in Eau Claire. He formerly held a doughnut.

[Seth H, 06/22/2018]

Close inspection reveals that the box of popcorn is a 2-D illustration, bolted to the front of the still-clutched doughnut.

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