Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate.
Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used to promote all manner of goods in the 1800’s. These human advertising hoardings have now largely been replaced, but sandwich boards, ‘A frame’ signs or chalk boards on walls or easels, continue to be a popular, simple and flexible advertising medium.
Restaurants and bars have always been a frequent user of the humble sandwich board, but in recent times, it has almost become an art form as more and more restaurants turn to humour to get some attention from a crowded marketplace.
In no particular order here is our top 10 to bring a smile to your face…