How to save a failing restaurant can be serious business and sometimes by putting it in perspective with a sense of humor from others can lead to valuable tips. We found one blog writer whose cartoon outcome, although somewhat drastic and ominous, clearly provides readers some useful recommendations about preventing restaurant failures. The posting, and not by professional restaurant consultants per se, is by someone who eats out in restaurants and other foodservice establishments often. Who better to advise an eating and drinking place than its patrons? In fact, there is one suggestion about creating a “maid café” (a popular concept in Japan) that is one alternative to think out-of-the-box so-to-speak. Here are other excerpts from the punny.org blog on how to save a failing restaurant that I hope you find useful: – “Keep ‘em coming back with deals like “pay 5 times, get the 6th meal on us.” Little rewards like this that make frequent customers feel special can help even the most budget-minded ignore rising food and fuel prices and sit themselves at your table week after week.” – “Put your imagination to the test and see what you can come up with to help revitalize your restaurant’s image. Invest in your storefront, make Wednesday nights ’80s Karaoke Night, put in new dining furniture—the possibilities are only as endless as your savings account.” Note: Restaurant turnaround services to avoid failure may require rethinking service procedures, such as a maid café or cosplay service concept. Maid cafés are adaptations of in-home service staff such as butlers and maids. The concept takes on the same style of service for public restaurants including wearing the outfits as well. Want to share your ideas on how to save a failing restaurant? Please post your creative and innovative tips below. Our readers appreciate it!