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DietStartsTomorrow Jul 29, 2011 07:32 AM

The post on fried chicken below got me thinking about unsuitable names for eating places.
Apart from Stepney/Alaska/Kilburn Fried Chicken, the worst place I've come across is a place called Greedy Cow in Mile End...not that I went in there...
Anyone else seen any horrors?

  1. EWSflash Jul 30, 2011 10:53 AM

    Aunt Chilada's. Gross stupid play on words.

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      WNYamateur Jul 30, 2011 11:36 AM

      Better pun: there's a resto in Cleveland called Harry Corvair's.

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      AlliterativeRevival Jul 30, 2011 10:48 AM

      When I was recently in Newcastle, UK, I saw a Chinese restaurant simply called "Poon's."

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        bobbert Jul 30, 2011 10:21 AM

        Tar Baby's Pancake House in Myrtle Beach. The sign (google it) is as appalling as it's name. I'm far from the most politically correct guy in the world but how this place can exist in 2011 is beyond me.

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          cathodetube Jul 30, 2011 10:28 AM

          Yikes. That is like the word golliwog over here.

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            Servorg Jul 30, 2011 10:30 AM

            If kaleokahu gets wind of this there will be hell to pay... ;-D>

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              JNUNZMAN Jul 30, 2011 10:30 AM

              On Sunrise or Oakland Park Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale there used to be a Thai restaurant called..................are you ready..........The Bangkok Inn..................I always chuckled when I drove by it..............and still chuckle thinking about it.

            2. coll Jul 30, 2011 09:39 AM

              A place just opened near here that decided to call itself Sloppy Tuna. Too weird.

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                Isolda Jul 30, 2011 09:36 AM

                Knowfat Lifestyle Grill, a chain in the Boston area. Most locations have closed. Wonder why?

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                  josephnl Jul 29, 2011 06:35 PM

                  Does Fatburger sound like something you would like to eat?

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                    nkeane Jul 30, 2011 12:21 AM

                    uhhh, YES! it's a burger!?

                    that said, if it were named "DietBurger" i'd walk around it like a pestilence ridden beggar asking me to pay his childs tuition outside a KFC!

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                    gore Jul 29, 2011 01:53 PM

                    I hate to be unravel your thread so quickly but the worst restaurant names for me are bland, unimaginative, unGoogleable -- recent examples close to home (that have closed) include "Three" and "Grill Art Cafe" and a place just opened called "Cafe Gourmet" . Cafe Gourmet, that's it's name. It's name is Cafe Gourmet.

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                      Servorg Jul 29, 2011 05:02 PM

                      Out here on the Left Hand Coast in the Land of Los(t) Angels we have "Bar Food" as an example of the same ilk.

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                        smartie Jul 30, 2011 11:07 AM

                        sounds like Barf Food!

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                          Tripeler Jul 30, 2011 05:29 PM

                          Do they serve Barfy?

                           
                    2. Paprikaboy Jul 29, 2011 11:17 AM

                      There's a place in Tulse Hill called Thaicoons.
                      Not been, don't think I ever will.

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                        emusinthezone Jul 29, 2011 10:35 AM

                        Roganic. It's a bad pun, an anagram and a reference to 'organic' all in one.

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                          Haverfoodie Jul 29, 2011 10:19 AM

                          There's a Chinese takeaway in Clapham called Hoover. And in terms of cheesiness, there's a cupcakery (awful word) called Cake That near me.

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                            themags Jul 29, 2011 09:46 AM

                            Chickpizz in Stoke Newington

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                              tavegyl Jul 29, 2011 07:35 AM

                              The Buttie Boys (Grey's Inn Road, London). I think I win the thread.

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                                cathodetube Jul 29, 2011 09:56 AM

                                Not sure what is wrong with The Buttie Boys, considering Buttie (Butty) means sandwich. Is it a cafe or sandwich place?

                              2. zuriga1 Jul 29, 2011 07:34 AM

                                I don't much like all those pubs called The Slug and the Lettuce.

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