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.
Turning a Bad Review into Good Business
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.
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.
Just Pick Already
We are going to let you know upfront: you are going to see a lot of El Arroyo signs, so get used to them. This sign focuses on the difficulty that a lot of people have in picking a place to eat, especially couples. But, like all of these El Arroyo signs, it gets you thinking.
If you and your beloved can find a place you both like to eat quickly, you can be sure your compatibility score is higher than most. And we have to give El Arroyo credit because at least this sign has to do with restaurants.
A Visual Aid
A lot of times, a restaurant will just have a quick list of what kind of drinks they offer, but this off-the-beaten-path establishment has done something a little different. They took individual pictures of every drink, including classic soft drinks, lemonade, tea, and "strawberry." It might not be all that necessary, but it's certainly going to be a help for those who can't see that well or who just prefer to point to their drink of choice.
Of course, the big problem is that the "Pepsi," "Diet Pepsi," "Dr. Pepper," "Root Beer," and "Tea" pictures could all be the exact same liquid. Also, the small drink size is a dollar – a far cry from the incredible deal McDonald's offered a little bit ago.