All in the Family TV show Wiki
"Building the Restaurant"
Season 1, episode # 7
# 7 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date October 28, 1979
Production code 1x7
Written by: Milt Josefsberg, Biil Larkin & Jerry Ross
Directed by: Lila Garrett
Guest starring: Jack Carter
Ron Feinberg
Mike Robelo
Abraham Alvarez
Andy Garcia
IMDb logo IMDb: Building the Restaurant
Episode guide
« Previous Next »
"Bosom Partners" "The Cook"

List of All in the Family episodes
List of Maude episodes
List of Archie Bunker's Place episodes

Building the Restaurant was the seventh episode of Season 1 of the Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 7th overall episode in the series. Directed by Bob LaHendro, the episode, which was written by Milt Josefsberg, Bill Larkin, and Jerry Ross, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 28, 1979.

"Building the Restaurant"
Also see:
Full Credits Transcripts More Images


Archie's buddies step in when the opening of the new restaurant is threatened by a shady contractor.


Construction on the restaurant is underway, but the contractor Archie and Murray hired is demanding more money. Archie, who is determined that the restaurant will be a success, goes to a loan shark.

Did You Know?[]


This was only Andy Garcia's second film/TV credit at the time and he was incorrectly listed in the end credits as "Hay-soos" when he actually played "Morales".

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Abraham Alvarez as Manuel
  • Jack Carter as Louie the Loan Shark (special guest star)
  • Ron Feinberg as Mr. Swensen
  • Mike Robelo as Mr. Morales
  • Andy Garcia as Hay-Soos

More External Links[]