It's one of those things that makes Austin weird.
"It's something different, you know, it's basically something totally different, out of my comfort zone," said John Larson, who is visiting Austin.
"Very weird,” said Tim Guinn, another visitor. “It fits Austin really well, huh, you know?”
The "Hi How Are You" frog was painted by artist and musician Daniel Johnston in 1993. It's on the wall of this Thai food restaurant that David Roberts took over in January.
"Immediately, I just noticed lots of interest,” Roberts said. “People would come by specifically to take their photograph in front of the frog."
The mural draws a steady stream of visitors who come to take their picture. That spurred Roberts to look into the mural's artist.
Despite his talents in art and music, Daniel Johnston had a life long struggle with mental illness. His life was the subject of a 2005 documentary.
"What I thought was just some cool graffiti, it gives it a lot more perspective," Roberts said.
That's when the restaurant managers had an idea.
"We knew we were going to change the name, and we weren't sure what we were going to change it to," Roberts said.
They came up with "Thai, How Are you?"
"We don't want to pervert that in any way, and we want to remain respectful," he said. "But it's also really reflective of Thai culture, which is very friendly."
The new logo will feature Johnston's frog and they've made a deal to compensate the artist for his creation. Roberts says it's symbolic of local culture that's easily lost in a fast growing city.
"Kind of the last vestiges of that and we need to preserve them," Johnston said.
And just a little bit of weird that helps make Austin the city that it is.
Daniel Johnston still lives in Texas and has recently been performing his music again.
You can find more of his artwork and music on his website, www.hihowareyou.com.