The controversy in Fort Collins over the name of Illegal Pete's -- a Boulder-based company that's slated to open its seventh spot in that city next week -- got us thinking about restaurant names that have truly offended local sensibilities. And on Friday, we served up a list of our top ten awful names: some historic (Mao, The Hole), some still going strong against all odds. (Who wants Fuzzy Tacos?)
See also: The Ten Worst Restaurant Names in Denver
Readers agreed that Mao belonged on the list, and one suggested that Quaker Steak & Lube also deserved a place of dishonor . And a couple of people weighed in on our number one bad name, the unpronounceable FuNuGyz.
I worked for Buff Brothers many years ago, and I was told the acronym for FuNuGyz stands for F***ing New Guys! Same with Pifler's; Poker in the front, liquor in the rear!!
Hip Tip: if you have to instruct the public on how to pronounce -- and spell -- your made-up company name, you've FAILED at Marketing/Branding 101.
One of my favorite articles you've posted. Don't these restaurant owners have someone they bounce these names off of before registering the name of their business?
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