We’re going to try something new here at Brandings. While we’ve post onto FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest the catchy names of restaurants that we like before; we’ve never posted them here on our blog. We feel that we may have been leaving the great readers of this blog, who don’t follow us at the other places out; so we’re going to change all that.
Also, while those social media site are AMAZING and have changed the world we live in, they don’t necessarily allow us the opportunity to explain, in detail, what it is exactly that we like so much about the restaurant name; what makes it so catchy, why we think the name is successful, and heck we’ll even throw in some we don’t like (and hope we don’t get sued).
As we build this list you can learn how to develop a restaurant name of your own, or any other business name for that fact. So sit back and get ready for some great tips and please feel free to post restaurant names that you love below and we’ll be happy to discuss them as well.
Thanks for reading!
#5 Example of Creative Restaurant Name
We recently came across this great restaurant name in Chicago and instantly fell in love with their name. To be totally upfront, we didn’t eat at the establishment because we were just running past but, what stopped us was the name.
After a little investigation we found that Freshii is a new and exciting option for fast food but, we really should have guessed that from the fresh and exciting name they chose for their restaurant. Freshii is an interesting derivation on the word fresh with two additional “i’s” on the back.
We’re unsure if the “i’s” have a specific meaning or they just they’re just a fun and interesting addition. Either way, we love the logo, we love the fresh green color representing freshness, and we love this creative name for a restaurant.
We want to people to think, when you’re naming your restaurant or any business for that matter, you need to tell the world what kind of establishment you are with your business name. In this instance, Freshii is a fun twist and a new and exciting name and guess what? Freshii the company is a new and exciting restaurant with new kind of healthy, fresh, and exciting menu, which fits the name perfectly.
Well done Freshii on having a restaurant name and logo that perfectly fits your business!
#4 Example of Creative Restaurant Name
Well this example is a little different then restaurant names that we’ve commented on in the past. This time instead of being a restaurant name we want to talk about, here we were just overtaken by the tagline of this bar.
While the bar name is fun and clearly an expansion on the first bar they opened, when we saw “Warm Beer – Tasteless Conversation – No Food” we were struck by the creative, honest, and fun tagline of this bar.
Usually people are always promoting how cold their beer is, how great their food is, and the amazing and cool people you’ll meet at their establishment but, this place went for the exact opposite for this place and in doing so, grabbed our attention and businesses.
Sometimes going with the reverse of what others are naming their business, or developing a reverse or honest tagline, you’ll grab the attention of potential customers.
#1 Example of Catchy Company Name
The first restaurant business name that caught our eye is “Cos Bar.” This is just one of those great restaurants and bars that you just notice when you cruse by one day. You’re just walking around and suddenly this name and great place grabs your attention. You take a look at really get excited to go in there.
One thing that grabbed our attention about the name is that it is really only 3 letters long, six maybe if include the word “bar.” Either way you look at it, it’s really, really short.
Examples of Catchy Company Names from Our Inventory
Well it seams appropriate that first restaurant name we discuss should have our first tip and that is, to keep the name of your restaurant short. A short restaurant name like Cos Bar is going to easier to remember then say, Luigi’s Fabulous Delicious Organic Family Pizza Shop. The easier your name is to remember the easier it is to communicate. Short restaurants names are good restaurant names!
#2 Example of Creative Restaurant Name
We came across this interesting and forward sounding and looking name for a restaurant the other day. From the moment you see this restaurant name you know that you’re in for something new and different and a difference experience and the place did not disappoint.
GRK is short for Greek and they have added the tagline of “Fresh Greek” under the letters just to be clear about the kind of food that this restaurant is going to be serving but, from the moment you see the name to the time you walk into this restaurant, you know you’re in for something new and different.
This restaurant is not your Yia-Yia’s (Grand Mother in Greek) Greek restaurant. This restaurant is clean, modern, sleek and with a streamline menu and artisan sodas, the restaurant name is perfectly in line with what kind of restaurant they are as well as the type of food they serve.
We have to say, well done GRK Fresh!
#3 Example of Creative Restaurant Name
We came across this interesting restaurant and bar name the other day and it really made us take a step back and have a second look.
The fact that our jaded Business Naming Team (sorry team, but you know you’re hard to impress) stopped to get a better look then, began discussing the name certainly says something.
First, let us describe the restaurant a bit. Hoptron Brewtique (http://hoptronbrewtique.com/About.aspx) is dedicated to the “Beer Geek” who is well informed of micro-brews and is looking for a local place to hang out and try new micro-brews as well as people uninformed about micro-brews who are looking for a nonthreatening environment where to learn more and even sample a few.
There’s a lot of the word “geek” being thrown on their site and that shouldn’t have suprised us, because of the “tron” part of their restaurant name. For anyone not alive in the 80’s, Tron was a mega hit and quite possibly the first real movie about computers. The movie has entered geek cult status even being remade in 2010.
Anyone old enough to remember the movie, is old enough to indulge in a beer and the name may even rekindle happy feelings of their youth. The team really liked the exciting combination of “tron” and “hop” to create a new word “hoptron.” Hoptron is really telling everyone that the staff is beer nerds and well informed about the industry.
The one thing the crew had a little difficulty with was the “Brewtique” part of the name. This, we believe would be the combination of “brew” and “boutique.” Ask anyone what they associate with the word “boutique” and you’re going to get all sorts of answers but, they’re all going to be based around, a place where women go to get their hair done.
This is a surprising name for a beer based bar and restaurant, which is focused on men. Perhaps they didn’t want an overly masculine name to scare off potential female customers, or maybe they just loved the pun but, we think it would have an off putting effect on any man walking down the street or one looking to meet up with some friends.
Our team loves the creativity of the name but would have stayed away from the “botique.” Our Brand Development team would love to hear what you think of the restaurant name; let us know, post it below, and thank you for reading!