Restaurant Naming | Finding the Right Restaurant Name is a Tall Order!
Ultimately, successful restaurants come down to great food and service. But, an instantaneously recognizable name can sure bump your business to the next level.
We’ve Made Restaurant Name Much, Much Easier!
Shakespeare once said “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Well dear old Mr. Shakespeare has been dead for 395 years now and have things changed.
While, ultimately a successful restaurant comes down to great food and amazing service an instantaneously recognizable name can sure bump your business to the next level. With that in mind, the Brandings Team has developed the Restaurant Name Generator.
There are many different ways to create a catchy restaurant names but they take time and effort. And, just because you’ve developed a name for your restaurant does not mean that, that name will be available in the exact match dot-com domain.
One benefit of the Name for a Restaurant Generator is, that all 250 restaurant names come with the exact match dot-com domain name.
The first tip for developing a name for your restaurant is perhaps the obvious, name it after the owner or the chef. There are hundreds of restaurants that have done just that, and named the restaurant after their owner.
One of my personal favorites which comes to mind is Ruth’s Chris Steak House, founded by Ruth Fertel. This interesting restaurant name came when Ms. Fertel purchased Chris’ Steak house and hence Ruths’ Chris’ Steakhouse was born.
Thinking about restaurants named after the Chef (and possibly owner) there are hundreds and hundreds. Some of our favorites are Bourdain’s, Daniell’s and Chef Boyardee (ok just kidding on the last one!).
Available Names for a Restaurant or Food Product:
This is a quick, and catchy way to name a restaurant particularly if you’re already a celebrity Chef or famous. Where does that leave the rest of us? This method is not without it’s pitfalls. For example, what if something should happen to that person, be it death, scandal or just really fall out of favor? This may leave your restaurant may be in real trouble.
Second tip for naming your restaurant is consider naming it after your specialty or type of food you server. Think “Lobster Pot” if you are famous for your lobster or seafood in general. Naming your restaurant after a regional specific area “Cajun Sky” if you specialize in Cajun food might be a way to go.
Third tip for naming your restaurant is to consider where you’re going to be located. For example, if you’re going to open a cool line of restaurants near college campuses or focusing on college students, some thing like Campus Bistro might be the name for you.
Now don’t forget imaginative or generally catchy restaurant names. Suzy’s is cute and there doesn’t even need to be a Suzy. How about “Corner Bistro” or “Down the Road Cafe?”
At the end of the day, a catchy or interesting name for your restaurant is one that is meaningful to you. This “kind” of name will catch the eye of your potential customers. You want your restaurant name to peak someone’s interest and you need it to be easily communicated and easily remembered.
Recently we’ve come across a very hilarious list of restaurant names that grab attention. While some of them might be too risky for our taste, it’s a funny read non-the-less. If you want to check this list on the Delish website, just follow the link, don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Lastly, if you’ve seen any clever and attention getting restaurant names, please post a link or image below, we’d love to see them!