The Worst Restaurant Name of 2012

As a professional name developer, I am constantly struck by the “creativity” of small business owners. Sometimes the owners think they are being cute or clever. Sometimes they are just being stupid. Here are just a few examples of bad restaurant names I discovered in 2012. Which do you think is the “Worst Restaurant Name of 2012?”


B.A.D. Sushi ( – Apparently the owners think their acronym for “Best And Delicious” sushi is clever. While bad sushi is certainly memorable, I don’t see it generating a lot of positive vibe.


Crapitto’s ( – OK, I know this is a family name. But no matter how proud you are, I don’t think anyone wants to go to Crapitto’s for that special dinner.


Lick-A-Chick ( – OK, I dig the alliteration, but I’m pretty sure the owner is trying too hard to be clever.


Phat Phuc ( –   The name may translate as “Happy Buddha” in Vietnamese, but Americans might mistake this name of a London restaurant as meaning something derogatory.


Fu King Chinese ( – Yup. No mistaking what they sell here, eh?


Which name deserves the “Best Worst Name of 2012” award?


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