Funny Fast Food Signs That Will Make Your Day
Do you ever laugh out loud when you drive past one of those fast-food restaurants with funny signs? You know, the ones that make clever remarks or comment on current pop culture? Whether they're trying to be funny or made an unfortunate typo, these messages can really make your day.
We've all seen at least one funny restaurant sign. Some chains even have "sign wars" on the same street! For instance, KFC will make fun of McDonald's for their "broken" ice cream machines, and McDonald's will fire back with "at least we actually have customers!" It might start out harmless, but sometimes they devolve into an all-out war! From hilariously misspelled words to some seriously creative puns — prepare yourself for an entertaining few minutes as you scroll through this collection of amusing advertisements.
If you have a good sense of humor, you'll appreciate the funny fast food signs we've discovered around the country. Whether you're popping into your local drive-thru or are out and about on vacation, take a quick snap if you spot something uniquely ridiculous — it might just make its way onto this list sooner than later. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable signs displayed at fast food restaurants.
Work for a King
Burger King has taken a jab at its fast-food rival, McDonald's, with its latest advertisement. The billboard reads, "Work for a King, not a clown," and features an image of the iconic Burger King mascot. While some people may see this as a playful marketing tactic, others think it's a low blow.
Regardless, it's clear that Burger King is trying to differentiate itself from McDonald's and attract potential employees. But we can't help but wonder — would working for a king really be that much better than working for a clown? From a historical perspective, we're not that convinced... But it makes sense that a King would try and spark a sign war!
Talk about a clucking coincidence! A KFC restaurant has opened in the same town as a bird sanctuary, and people are buzzing about it. While it doesn't sound like a big deal, it's really just funny because of how this clever photographer snapped the picture. One sign claims that Elk City is supposedly a "bird sanctuary" yet a cheeky Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken peeks out from behind... It's kind of poetic, really.
While some are concerned about the proximity of the fast food chain to the sanctuary, others are joking that the sanctuary birds might finally get their revenge. Will they stage a protest or start a boycott? We'll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, let's hope the KFC employees are keeping their eyes peeled for any incoming feathered beasts.
Have you ever heard the phrase, "You had one job?" Well, apparently, the graphic designer in charge of McDonald's billboard ad became way too familiar with that phrase after making a hilarious typo on their latest billboard. Instead of advertising "YASS!" to cater to Millennial and Gen Z customers, the billboard read more like "My A**"!"
Now, we don't know whose bottom is being advertised, but we're pretty sure he's not as delicious as a Big Mac. But hey, maybe this is a marketing tactic to attract a new customer base... not the people they were aiming for. Does it really matter when you're making a buck? We didn't think so.
Domino's Pizza has always been known for its creative marketing campaigns, and their latest sign is no exception. The pizza chain recently put up a sign that reads "Qu!t Steal1ng O r Lett3r$" with some of the letters replaced or missing... Unfortunately, this doesn't look like a PR move, but a reality for this location.
This playful message is clearly directed at anyone who has been swiping letters from their outdoor sign. While it may seem like a harmless prank, it can be costly for businesses to replace stolen letters constantly. So, if you see someone walking around with a giant letter "U," you know where it came from!
Clown vs. Queen
Dairy Queen is throwing some serious shade at its fast-food rival with its latest sign. The sign reads "why dine w a clown when u can w a queen," accompanied by the Dairy Queen logo. Ouch! This clever message is clearly directed at McDonald's and its infamous clown mascot, Ronald McDonald.
While some may see this as a playful jab, others think it's a bit petty. Regardless, it's clear that Dairy Queen is trying to differentiate itself from McDonald's and appeal to potential customers. But let's be real, we'll dine with anyone who serves us a delicious burger and fries! As long as it doesn't devolve into all-out war, we don't care.
McDonald's is known for its global reach, but sometimes things can get lost in translation. A foreign McDonald's sign recently made headlines for its poorly translated policy. Instead of stating that groups of more than 5 people were not allowed, the sign read "Eating more than 5 people is prohibited."
While it may sound like a ridiculous policy, it was simply a translation error. Nonetheless, the sign went viral on social media and had people joking about the possibility of cannibalism at McDonald's. Sometimes, a little translation help is needed to avoid confusion! Sorry, cannibals! No BigMacs for you.
Packs a Punch
KFC is getting spicy with its latest marketing campaign. The fast-food chain recently put up a sign that reads "our spicy chicken sandwich hits harder than Will Smith," which has led some people to believe it's a reference to the Oscars incident where Will Smith publicly slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife's alopecia.
While KFC's marketing tactics may not always be clear, one thing is for sure - they know how to grab attention and get people talking. Whether you're a fan of their spicy chicken sandwich or not, you have to admit that their signs always leave a lasting impression.
Aging Like Milk
El Arroyo is a Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, known for its hilarious and often irreverent signs. Recently, one of their signs read: "I'm not aging like wine; I'm aging like milk - gettin' sour & chunky." This sign is a humorous take on the old adage that "wine gets better with age."
The sign has garnered a lot of attention on social media, with many people applauding El Arroyo for their clever and relatable humor. This sign is just one example of El Arroyo's unique marketing strategy that sets them apart from other restaurants in the area. It's clear that they know how to keep their customers engaged and entertained, and we can't wait to see what they come up with next!
We Found Nemo...
As if fish sandwiches weren't already delicious enough, this restaurant just took it to the next level with their clever sign: "We found Nemo. Fish sandwiches are back." I mean, who knew a little fish from an animated movie could have such a big impact on our taste buds?
But we have to hand it to them, this restaurant is definitely not clowning around when it comes to their marketing tactics. We can practically taste the crispy fish and tangy tartar sauce just by reading that sign. Finding Nemo has never sounded so appetizing! Wait, that didn't come out right...
Not Hiring Slackers
If you're the kind of person who, like me, spent a significant part of their 20s snoozing through their alarm or putting off what could easily have been accomplished in the morning until the afternoon, you may feel personally called out by the KFC sign that reads "Now hiring people who show up to work."
It's like they're speaking directly to us, right? Well, if you're looking to scrub your resume of all the past no-shows and last-minute callouts, KFC might be the place for you. Just remember, no matter how delicious the food may be, showing up for work is the most important part of any gig.
Moms, You're In Luck!
Now, we're no marketing expert, but we're pretty sure a sign that reads "Now Hiring Milfs" is not exactly what the doctor ordered for a fast food joint. I mean, what's next? A neon "Hot Dads Wanted" sign at the local Starbucks? But hey, maybe they're just looking for some experienced workers, if you know what we mean...
Moms are basically the CEOs of their households, so it makes sense that KFC and Taco Bell would want to hire someone who can theoretically handle a screaming toddler and a rush of hungry customers all at once. And who knows, maybe they'll even throw in some complimentary baby wipes to sweeten the deal. Either way, we'll be sure to let all the moms in my life know that there's a job opportunity waiting for them at the local greasy spoon joint...
So, let's talk about this picture we saw online the other day. You know, the one with the McDonald's sign advertising the new McCrispy Chicken sandwich right next to a sign pointing directly to a crematorium? You see the irony, right? I mean, we know McDonald's isn't exactly known for their classy advertising, but come on! This is just insensitive.
Unless they're trying to tell us something about the sandwich... We'd rather not think about it. But in a way, we can't help but find the humor in this situation. It's like someone just threw caution to the wind and decided to put up signs without any thought whatsoever. But hey, at least they're not trying to combine funeral services and fast food, right? Now THAT would be tasteless!
Ice Cream Works Hard
Let's talk about the McDonald's sign that is going viral for all the right reasons. This snarky, bitter, and frankly hilarious sign reads, "Our ice cream machine is working, why aren't you?" Talk about taking shots at the competition with a slice of humor.
While we're not sure what inspired the McDonald's location to post this sign, we do know that it's giving us all a chuckle. How many times have we been let down by the infamous "out of order" sign at places we've visited (we're looking at you, ice cream machine)? But McDonald's is the one complaining about "not working." And for that, we'll take one soft-serve cone, please!
Sometimes, ignorance isn't harmful, just hilarious! We stumbled upon this McDonald's notice that reads, "We are currently out of boy toys. Sorry for the inconvenience." Whoever came up with that sign is just ignorant enough to think it's funny, and we're not going to lie, it is! We won't bother explaining the joke... The people that get it, really get it. Plus, Google is free!
On a more practical note, how on earth could they run out of boy toys? Did they accidentally drop them all on the floor and they shattered into a million pieces? Did they think no boys would come to McDonald's that day? Who knows, but at least they had a sense of humor about it, even if it wasn't on purpose. Kudos to you, McDonald's, for the accidental chuckle!
The Unsinkable... Thai Tanic?
Have you ever seen a restaurant name that made you do a double-take? Well, we stumbled upon a picture of an Asian restaurant called the"Thai Tanic" and my funny bone got a good tickle. I mean, who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to name their restaurant after one of the most notorious maritime disasters in history?
We'd like to meet the owner, because they're a GENIUS! Despite the lingering feeling that they're just waiting for a tragedy to strike, it's a great marketing move. As proof, we're talking about it right now! But jokes aside, the name is pretty witty. I'd love to see what kind of food they serve up on that Thai Tanic. Hopefully, it's pad Thai, hold the iceberg.