Yelp has been a mixed bag for businesses all over the world, with good words and bad words spreading at the exact same rate. One Yelp reviewer said that this restaurant had the worst meatball sandwich of his life, and somebody had the bright idea to make the fact into a sign. How bad can a meatball sandwich really be?
Everybody likes a meatball sandwich. What kind of bread do you think they used? What were the other pieces of the sandwich? Most importantly, what kind of meat was it? One way or the other, this sign probably got people talking.
You'll be Purring Thanks to the Savings
There are plenty of places that have strange stipulations and offers if their guests do this thing or that. This sign takes the kitty cake though since if you work in ten meows while you order, they'll slash a whole ten percent off the price. The drawing is a good one, but it has nothing to do with cats or their meows.
It's little more than a way to draw the eye, attract some customers, and maybe have some fun. We really like the idea of an entire restaurant pretending to be cats, though, so we're sure if the employees didn't get sick of it, it was a fun day to work.
The signs that we've seen so far have gotten people to laugh, think, and save money, but this one seems designed to do little more than cry. Nothing is special inside the store or out, including you. We go about our mundane lives thinking we're destined for great things, but sometimes we just aren't special, just like the sign says.
For regular eaters at...uh...GNTRBT, they know they aren't special, but hopefully, they're at least able to enjoy some good coffee, or bagels, or pad thai, or whatever else GNTRBT offers. What the heck does GNTRBT stand for anyway? Are we being stupid? Let us know what you think it stands for.
Cheese It, It's the Cops
El Arroyo yet again. They're doing their best to bring in the eyes and ears of the populace with yet another clever sign, this one anthropomorphizing dogs who spot K-9 units on the street. It will make you laugh when you stop in for some of, we assume, El Arroyo's good food, but once again, it tells us nothing about the restaurant, its prices, its deals, or what kind of food it sells.
Maybe one of these days, we'll see a sign from them that tells us what they're selling or something like that. Or, maybe we'll just see plenty more funny signs that you laugh at online while not eating their food.
Eat Here or Else
Ah yes. The best way to get people to eat at your restaurant: a threat. Money makes the world go round, they say, and this sign has cut to the quick of the matter when they say they need the passer-by to stop in and spend some of their money, so they can then turn around and spend that money to buy their own food.
The sign is punchy and gets its message across in a mere seven words. Of course, you can see the problem: You and I know how to make our own food. Just yesterday, I made a Greek salad, garlic bread, cacio e pepe, and pineapple upside-down cake.