At first glance, this sign looks like it’s saying something quite mean about the food that the restaurant is serving. However, a smart combo of wordplay from another language and a nod to famous recording artist Snoop Dogg creates a restaurant name that is memorable, funny and gets you hungry for some hot and tasty Vietnamese soup.
Creating a sign that not only talks about what kind of food you serve but brings a chuckle as well as is a winner in our book, and with the addition of some bubble tea and other Vietnamese food, this small restaurant seems like a winner.
Philosophical Thoughts from El Arroyo
El Arroyo has some incredible signs that you'll see throughout this article, and this one gives the passer-by pause. The Austin-based restaurant has gone from dad puns to cheeky jokes, and now they give us something to really think about as we stop in to enjoy some of their food.
People must really like El Arroyo's food if they have this much time to think about what exactly clapping is and isn't, but we have to admit the sign brings up an interesting point. El Arroyo loves these kinds of things because before you know it, you've been staring at the sign for an hour and need something to eat.
Two Out of Three
Creating a good product can take time. The restaurant that hung up this sign knows that and much more, and now so do you. There are three ways to get your food when you want it from a restaurant or a fast-food place. You can either pay out the nose for tasty food that arrives when you want, wait a long while to save on some of your favorite food, or tough out a messed-up dish if you need some cheap grub quickly.
Trying to choose which option you truly want is sure to slow you down, but this is more to help temper expectations – if you want something good, be prepared to either wait or pay for it.
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.
Eat Here or Else
Ah yes. The best way to get people to eat at your restaurant: a threat. This sign has cut to the quick of the matter when it says you need to stop and your 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, they are trying to make us forgot that we can make food on our own.