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help me come up with a name for my restaurant

post #1 of 21
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I need help with coming up with a name for my restaurant, I would really appreciate it if you would help me brainstorm something I could use.

 

A bit of information on our concept: We will be making baguettes, wraps and toasties. I would prefer a French name, I would like something that connects rapid service, getting the food instantly with good, healthy food. Something that's easy to say wherever your from, it also need to be catchy. If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to write a private message to me.

Thank you very much for helping me!

 

We appreciate this more then anything.

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 21

Where are you opening your sandwich shop?

post #3 of 21

Paris Express ?

 

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post #4 of 21
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We will be making baguettes, wraps and toasties. I would prefer a French name (...) Something that's easy to say wherever your from

 

That's a tall order. Most non-French people can't pronounce French correctly... 

 

 

A name that would work in France would be "vite fait bien fait" - it's a French expression that means "done quickly, but well done". Not sure how difficult that would be for "foreigners" to pronounce. 

post #5 of 21

I was just looking at words and "Bon Minute" seemed decent, if it translates to good minute. Maybe that means a long wait. Oh well.

post #6 of 21

Dunno, FF...  To me, that kind of suggests over-cooking.

 

How about "done quickly, but done well"?

 

Mike   ;)

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post #7 of 21

ehh

 

Food Aller....

 

Food is food , and aller is " go " in french

 

 la nourriture sur le pouce ( food on the go ) i wouldnt use this , this is just more of an example on what not to use XD

 

thats my 2 cent , and if i think of anything ill come back. 

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post #8 of 21

KK< i read "food aller" and thought someone had written "food allergy" and had cut off the end of the word :) - i opened the thread and then saw what it actually meant. 

I think it might set off a similar association

 

you need some french words that would be understandable at first glance to an american- unfortunately with my high school french being fifty years ago, i can only give some approximate ideas, but then again, everyone else will have at most high school french, right? 

 

food a la main

repas volant

le snack volant  (i like the use of the english word, imported into french and then re-imported back into english!)

 

there is a british chain called "pret a manger" which is a great name, evoking pret a porter (i don;t know how to do the accents in this program, but of course you need a couple) but it's already been used. 

 

maybe just :

 

Pret

Expres    (both with their respective accents)

 

But check with a mother-tongue french speaker to see if you're saying what you want to say, don't rely on anyone who is not mother tongue.  I see so much bad english translation - one is on the door of every taxi on rome:  "close soft"  and even worse, the sausage and pork butcher supplier with trucks all over that say in big letters: "Pork's house" :lol: (they wanted to say "house of pork" and thought that using the possessive is the same as saying "of").   You don;t want to immortalize a mistake as the name of a business!

 

In boston there was a language school (maybe still is) that had funny ads on the subway - it would show a cartoon of a scene with a caption showing a misunderstanding of some idiomatic phrase and the embarrassment they can cause, and one was a business man in france, coming into the office saying "le bureau de paris est un maison de fou" (the paris office is a madhouse) and the french guy with an angry-offended expression saying "pardon?!"

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post #9 of 21

How about something in "franglais"; Le Munch-tout

(Sorry to kill the fun about this name by explaining it; there's also le mange-tout in french)

 

Other;

- Le Casse-croûte

- Le Fast Mangerie

- Repas/Repos

- Le Resto Pain

- Le coin franglais

post #10 of 21

How about "The French Bakery"

 

Be careful with those hard to pronounce or spell names----

 

No one is going to tell a friend about your restaurant if they can't pronounce the name---

 

How will they Google your reataurant if they can't spell the name----Just a thought---------

post #11 of 21

 

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"vite fait bien fait" - it's a French expression that means "done quickly, but well done". Not sure how difficult that would be for "foreigners" to pronounce. 

 

FF not bad could see a logo "VFB" or maybe  Bien Cuisine 

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post #12 of 21

La Grand Bouche.  May be "Le", can't remember for sure.

<[  : ^ )

post #13 of 21

Le coin des sandwhiches

La p'tite bouffe

La petite fringale

La petite faim

Petit appétit

L'en-cas

Casse-Croûte

Le casse-dalle

La fin de la faim

Le croque faim

La grignote

post #14 of 21

Maybe  "La Guele Farcie"?

 

Hey... I know!  how about

 

The French Laundry!  Doesn't it just sound mysterious and impressive??!

 

Mike  :smoking:

 

Oh, wait...

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post #15 of 21

Chez  (your name here)

 

But may not work if, for instance, your last name is: 

 

Chez Fenstermacher 

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post #16 of 21

Find something simply to remember! 

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Chez Fenstermacher 

LOL!! :lol: How about...

 

Chez Hiroto Takahashi

 

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Maybe  "La Guele Farcie"?

 

So funny, after my last post in this thread I stepped away from the computer thinking "how about something with farcie in it?" You'd have to spell it La Gueule Farcie though.

 

How about: L'amuse gueule (means amuse-bouche but less fancy, more casual - litterally it translates to The maw entertainer)


Edited by French Fries - 10/4/13 at 11:01pm
post #18 of 21
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How about: L'amuse gueule (means amuse-bouche but less fancy, more casual - litterally it translates to The maw entertainer)

 

FF , i actually agree with that choice. 

 

Great suggestion 

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post #19 of 21

nice! but as  mikeswoods says, will anyone be able to pronounce it?  spell it to be able to google it?  (remember if you spell one letter wrong you won;t find it) 

As in "Hey, someone told me about this great place to eat - check the address on your phone.  I think it's, ah, amuse gruel or something- hmm, no, amuse google, no, ah, i don't remember, amuse gueul?..." - get the picture? 

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post #20 of 21

La bonne bouffe

post #21 of 21

OP has not been online since they posted their question.

But how about "C'est bon" (It's good)

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