My sister has two restaurants in Dongguan, Guangzhou. One a chachannteng (Hongkong style bistro) and the another a roomier fine dining establishment selling traditional Cantonese food.
Both are losing money. First the location is bad and second the food is good but not great enough and the third thing is the lack of gimmick. Sometimes, we have to admit, a publicity stunt or two is all you need to let people start talking about your place and put it on the map, especially when your food isn't talking loud enough, right?
Guess that's exactly what the owner of this restaurant in Changchun is thinking. All the waitresses in her store are asked to pin written menu on their fettering uniform. As you can see from the pictures, all the male clients were chanting Pointer Sisters' "Slow Hands" when they order, like they can understand the pied menu with their pointing fingers and decide what dish they want...
Anyway, no need to worry for my sister. The catering business for her is only a sideline of passion anyway. But do let me know next time you're in Dongguan so that I could ask her to treat you a meal. She will be very cheerful about this: with the size of crowds her restaurants are waiting, even one or two guests will be enough to make it a whole lot more rumbustious.