Most restaurants will pull out all the stops to entice customers in to sample their food.
But some businesses have gone in the wrong direction entirely, as this amusing online gallery of disaster dining establishments from around the world shows.
While the cuisine inside might be delightful, a poor font choice on the sign may well mean nobody ever comes in to find out – as you couldn’t blame diners for being put off by a restaurant that was apparently called ‘Fart Taco’.
At another establishment in LA, a sign boasting of an excellent hygiene rating seemed redundant due to the large cockroach crawling over it.
And other outlets need to work on their special promotions to lure people in, as a free straw with your drink and ‘diet ice’ are unlikely to persuade customers to part with their hard earned cash.
If only this establishment was familiar with the concept of ‘fusion’ food, it could get away with this confusing offering
A refillable drink station tried to dupe customers by labelling ice – which is obviously frozen water – as ‘diet ice’
An unfortunate choice of font meant this Mexican food restaurant appeared slightly ruder than intended as it’s sign reads ‘Fart Taco’ instead of ‘Fast Taco’
Something is not quite right here… This restaurant was awarded a pass rate during its last inspection but unfortunately the cockroach crawling over the certificate ruined the validity
Enough to put anyone off: An acronym for the ‘Best and Delicious Japanese’ restaurant proved a terrible idea when the final sign read ‘BAD Sushi’
Perhaps this drive-thru restaurant was playing a practical joke on its customers with this amusing sign that read ‘free straw with drink purchase’
The light failure on this neon sign make this pizza place more aggressive, as instead of reading ‘Italian Affair’ it reads ‘Italian AF’
Can you spot what’s wrong? Someone did not pay close enough attention when they were putting together the images for this menu – instead of real sushi pieces they picked USB drives
Too literal? This company asked for an LED sign and an LED sign they received, but the restaurant name remains a mystery
Either these plates are really dirty or the pattern on them are a very poor choice in design for customers
You expect to have some aspect of privacy when you go to the toilet in a restaurant but it seems this business didn’t think things through when they installed glass windows on the cubicles which shows just a little too much
One customer ready to eat their meal was left baffled with the unusually long handles on their cutlery – the knife blade is so miniature it wouldn’t cut through a steak
It takes a few moments before it sinks in that this Mexican restaurant came top in the category for best Italian food
One person certainly regretted ordering a slice of lemon in their refreshing glass of iced water when they discovered the label was still on the fruit
This restaurant failed at giving its customers privacy when it forgot to put up a wall divider between the two cubicles
This restaurant clearly doesn’t know what an acrostic poem entails as it failed to match the beginning of the word ‘smart’ to each letter of the first word
Grammar is not Rocco’s Restaurant and Bar’s strong point as it attempted to correct a mistake only to make it wrong again
This baffling sign appears to be the result of poor translation because it doesn’t even make sense
A fire hazard waiting to happen in this restaurant which has left all of the candle wax to drip underneath and then decorated it with white dust to look like a mountain
A terrible spelling mistake occurred on this menu which reads ‘Fresh Robster’ instead of lobster
Bad art? Instead of letting a storage crate go to waste this restaurant has turned it into a piece of artwork by painting it and hanging it on the wall