The first item in your business plan should be to name your restaurant with a catchy and memorable name like the ones on this list of name suggestions.
As an entrepreneur planning to open a new restaurant, you know that great names and cool logos whet your customer’s appetites for your delicious dishes, craft beer, and coffee drinks – even before they arrive at your restaurant!
Any of these names can be modified by adding words such as these: restaurant, cafeteria, bar, diner, coffee shop, dining room, inn, joint, place, eatery, drive-in, grill, hideaway, lunchroom, pizzeria, cafe’, luncheonette, and nightclub.
Ways to Customize the names from this list of ideas to make it your own: Add Your Name
NAME + Cafe, + Kitchen, + Place
Add Descriptive Adjectives
Absolutely — Delicious — Dine — Divine — The Golden Spoon — Decadent — Desire
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|La Dolce Vita||Little Italy||Olivewood Grill|
|Juan in a Million||Burrito Belly||La Mesa (the table)|
|El Toro (the bull)||Mucho (too much)||La Taberna (the tavern)|
|La Olla (the pan)||Delicioso||Sabroso (tasty)|
Here are more Mexican restaurant name ideas Also, get inspiration for naming your Spanish restaurant
Are you considering opening a French restaurant – fancy fine dining or casual cafe bistro? Think about using some commonly understood French words in your restaurant name, such as these naming ideas:
|French Quarter Cafe||Le Fromage Bistro||Escargots Brasserie|
|Bearnaise||French Dip Cafe||Cul de Sac Bistro|
|Baguette Cafe||Crepe Savant||Dijonaise Restaurant|
|Dished Paris||Divine French Dining|
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French bakers be sure to check out my list of these beautiful French bakery name ideas
|Catching Fresh Everyday||Crabby Dick (change to your name)||Clam Chop (fish and steak)|
|City of Fish||Crab and Prawn||Prawnscape|
|Mutton Chops||Central Pork||Eatmore Fried Chicken|
|Mad for Chicken (or Crazy for Chicken)||Belly and Snout (good for BBQ)||Meat U There|
|Meatatarian||Beef Blackout||Beef Storm|
|Bob Mutton||Carver’s Cut||Friendly Fire (for grills or BBQ)|
|Mad Beef||GeekChicken||Iron Bone|
|One for the Road Hog (BBQ)||onFire BBQ||Pork Digest|
Big list of Barbeque restaurant name ideas (plus proven tips for creating cool BBQ names)
|Spice House||Nin Com Soup||Wok This Way|
|Curry Favor||Spice Mystery|
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|Beyond the Eggroll||The Sumptuous Banquet||The Feast of Lu|
|The Peanut & the Prawn|
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|Atomic Sushi||Emperor’s Sushi||House of Bamboo|
|Sushi Junkies||Love Sushi||Samurai Sushi|
|Ramen & Rice||Miso Hungry||Edamame|
|Ahi||The Noodle Exchange|
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|Lettuce Eat||Banana Cabana||Budda Bite|
|Call it Green||Celery Dreams||Celestial Pudding|
|Caio Buddha||Cool Tofu||Dandelion Greens|
|Earth’s Salad||Figure Lean||FoodBowl|
|Freakin’ Planet Eats||Muscle Bar||Naked Lunch|
|Nanna Banana||Organic Cannibal||Power Potato|
|Brewed Awakening||Common Grounds||Love You a Latte|
|Bean Around the World Coffee||Chai Tea Shop||Get Baked (also good for a bakery)|
|Coffee Nut||Latte Da||Club Coffee|
|Cup O’ Joe||Uncommon Grounds||Dream Bean Coffee Shop|
|Grinders Cafe||Mugs Coffee||The Friendly Bean|
|Atomic Coffee||Brewed Attitude||Coffee King|
|Coffee Patch||Coffee Zone||Doctor Coffee|
Are you opening a new bakery and need cute bakery name ideas? Well then, check out my big list of hundreds of catchy bakery names complete with inspiring logo examples to name your baking business.
Get inspired by this ultimate list of memorable bakery names that is filled with hundreds of creative, cute, unique, edgy, funny, and cute bakehouse name ideas!
Now selecting a good bakery company name is a piece of cake! Sweet!
Examples of great bakery names
You’re Sweet As Pie
Flourishes Custom Cakes
Pound Your Dough
Sugary Sweet Bakery
Spiraling Caramel Dessert Shop
Biscuit’s Corner Homestyle Baked Goods
|Comfort Food||The Dinner Table||Two Men (or Women) and a Griddle|
|Dinner Plate||A Food Affair||The Eatery|
|Bellyful||Cafe Teria||The Supper Club|
|Al Fresco||Pass the Thyme||Sunshine Diner|
|A Taste of Heaven Diner||Dine Right Diner||Over Easy Diner|
|Famous Lunch||The Crispy Biscuit||Good Eats Diner|
|No Wait Diner||Grab N’Stuff Diner||Bacon Bros. Diner|
|The Great Breakfast Diner||Break the Fast||The Sizzling Grill|
|Butter and Grace||Dream Cafe||Electric Waffle|
|Hungry Head||Bite Me Sandwich||Munch Box|
|Lox Stock & Bagel||Award Weiners||Pita Pan|
|Burger Glory||Bagel Brain||Jelly Roll Deli|
|Sunshine Diner||A Taste of Heaven Diner||Dine Right Diner|
|Downtown Diner||Over Eas Diner||Famous Lunch|
|The Crispy Biscuit||Good Eats Diner||No Wait Diner|
|Grub N’Stuff Diner||Bacon Bros. Diner||The Great Breakfast Diner|
|Break the Fast||The Sizzling Grill||Butter and Grace|
|Dream Cafe||Electric Waffle||Hungry Head|
Starting a rolling restaurant? A food truck or cuisine cart? You want a name that is memorable and will get customers lining up.
Below are a few food truck naming suggestions – read my big list of food truck name ideas here
|Bacon Buggy||Anywhere Eats||Drive and Dine|
|Bite Me Sandwich||Munch Box||Lox Stock & Bagel|
|Award Weiners||Pita Pan||Burger Glory|
|Bagel Brain||Jelly Roll Deli|
Check out this list of hundreds of creative bar names
|Mixers||Neon||Planet of the Grapes|
|American Winery||Chops and Hops||Bluez|
|Royal Lush||Leprechaun’s Table||Blarney Stone Cafe (bar)|
|Limerick Buffet||Luck of the Irish Cafe||Shamrock Inn|
Find name suggestions on this list of catchy bar names
Modern Look with a retro feel using an old neon road sign image for Mad Eats, American Diner
Logo design of BBQ restaurant called Smokin Swine. Circle, badge type design with a funny pig. Both the company name and the fun vibe make me want to eat at this place!
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Two Bucks Brewing picked this design as the winner of their logo contest. It works well in both green or white. I like the strong graphic lines and stylized hops, the main ingredient in beer, incorporated into the design.
This name and logo communicate clearly what I can expect at this restaurant – a natural, fresh and sweet dish. The colors are pretty and will print beautifully on t-shirts and aprons. Even though it is a colorful logo the design is so strong that it will also work in black and white.
The logo, or the pictorial image that conveys the title of the restaurant, will be a part of your brand and so a significant identifier for your clients. Though your tastes and preferences will inevitably become involved, you also should adhere to some fundamentals of superior logo design to choose the one which will indeed set your restaurant apart from the competition.
Step 1 – Simple is Good Select a logo that’s easy, with few complicated or intricate specifics. It needs to be simple to discern with just a quick glance. A symbol that contains three colors is on the point of becoming too active; a logo that includes no more than two colors is better.
Step 2 – Big is Beautiful Make sure that your simple emblem may be resized — created larger and more prominent — and still seem attractive. Additionally, it should seem impressive in color or black and white. Bear in mind that your logo will look in various sizes and color formats, based on where it is used, such as on hints, your menu, your site and other promotional materials.
Step 3 – Conveys Your Restaurant Mood Select a symbol that matches the idea of your restaurant. It should communicate a relationship, even in a subtle manner. By way of instance, a casual family restaurant ought to have a symbol with a casual look and texture while an elegant restaurant ought to have a much more upscale, sophisticated logo.
Step 4 – Test of Time Prevent trendy emblem designs or the ones that might unwittingly date your company. The top logos endure the test of time.
Step 5 – Expand Your Vision Widen your perspective, recalling that lots of small business logos don’t portray what the company sells or does. Most automobile manufacturers don’t have logos that represent vehicles; a few exact well-known computer business logos don’t represent notebooks or notepads. Similarly, your restaurant logo doesn’t need to depict spices, food, utensils or other pictures which are all about restaurants.
Step 6 – Free Stock Logos Look & Taste Bad Reject a symbol that seems cheap, comprises clip art or which looks like additional well-known emblem designs. Your logo needs to be as distinctive and impressive as your restaurant.
Step 7 – Get Customer Input Consult trustworthy friends and colleagues on your logo, but do not expect to achieve a consensus. Some logo designers prefer to state that “anybody can be a critic” of the job because everybody has two eyes and may consequently render an impression. Follow audio logo-design selection fundamentals, but hope your great instincts, also.
When you are considering possible designs of logos, ask these questions to make sure that your new design is right for your company and passes this logo use test. If you answer, “no” to even one question – just start again and pick a different winner from your logo contest submission ideas
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