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How to name your BBQ restaurant

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your BBQ restaurant. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our BBQ restaurant generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. The Grill House
  2. Ribs R Us
  3. Broil & Glaze
  4. The Spicy Grill
  5. The Gazebo
  6. The Marinade Chalet
  7. Steak Nation
  8. BBQ King
  9. The Outdoor Kitchen
  10. Hometown Grillin’
  1. VitaGrill
  2. BBQ Industry
  3. Sweet Sauce
  4. BBQ Bake
  5. Split Ribs
  6. La Grande Grille
  7. BBQ Express
  8. Steakabobs
  9. Eternal Cookout
  10. The Fire Spot

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Four steps to naming your BBQ restaurant

This four-step process will help you name your BBQ restaurant. In this example, I’m creating a name for a BBQ restaurant that conveys the rich taste and sheer pleasure of their food. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Fire” “Spicy”, “Sweet” and “Marinade”. You can see that while these words can be related to a BBQ restaurtant, they also suggest that you can expect a wonderfully tasty experience here anytime that you visit. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.

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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

The Grill House

Ribs R Us

Broil & Glaze

The Spicy Grill

The Gazebo

The Marinade Chalet

Steak Nation

BBQ King

The Outdoor Kitchen

Hometown Grillin’

VitaGrill

BBQ Industry

Sweet Sauce

BBQ Bake

Split Ribs

La Grande Grille

BBQ Express

Steakabobs

Eternal Cookout

The Fire Spot

#2) Shortlist your ideas

Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.

Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:

  • Is the name simple and easy to remember?
  • Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
  • Is the name different from competitors?
  • Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
  • Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?

My Shortlist:

The Spicy Grill

The Outdoor Kitchen

Hometown Grillin’

BBQ Express

 

Removed Ideas:

The Grill House

Ribs R Us

Broil & Glaze

The Gazebo

The Marinade Chalet

Steak Nation

BBQ King

VitaGrill

BBQ Industry

Sweet Sauce

BBQ Bake

Split Ribs

La Grande Grille

Steakabobs

Eternal Cookout

The Fire Spot

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#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great BBQ restaurant names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.

Be sure to ask questions like:

  • What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
  • How would you spell it?

With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?

My customer feedback:

The Spicy Grill

This name lets us know that they serve spicy, grilled food. It sounds like the kind of restaurant that gives you exactly what you want when you are in the mood for barbequed food.

The Outdoor Kitchen

This name conveys an adventurous, outdoors feel to it. The use of the word outdoor lets us imagine an open-air restaurant where you can enjoy a traditional BBQ experience.

Hometown Grillin’

This name is fun and also lets us get a sense of the familiar, home-cooking style that you would imagine it offers. It sounds friendly and easy to enjoy.

BBQ Express

This name suggests a fast service that lets you eat great food without wasting a second. It makes you think that speedy service is their strong point and they won’t leave you hanging around.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great BBQ restaurant names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.

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Competitor Name Analysis

To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful BBQ restaurants and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

Smoke Daddy BBQ Logo

Smoke Daddy BBQ lets us imagine the chef as someone who is a BBQ expert and loves making food in this way. It also brings to mind a nice, homely feel that many people look for in this sort of restaurant.

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue Logo

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue sounds like an informal sort of place where everyone is welcome. In fact, it sounds more like a fun place to hang out with friends than a business.

Southern Hospitality BBQ Logo

Southern Hospitality BBQ is a name that promises us great food and a warm welcome. This sounds like a restaurant where they take great pride in looking after their diners in the best possible way.

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5 Tips for naming your BBQ restaurant

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

1. Do a Competitor Analysis

Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:

  • What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
  • Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
  • Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?

2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.

A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused BBQ restaurant terms like tasty or hot. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.

Let’s take for example a real honey business named “Southern Hospitality BBQ”.

This name lets us believe that we are going to be treated to the highest possible level of service. It also hints at good, old-fashioned values, which is also going to be very important to a lot of visitors who look more than just great tasting food in a restaurant.

3. How to make a more memorable name

Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:

  • Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (BBQ Brothers, Grilled Greatness)
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (ribs – this word lets us imagine a lovely, sticky set of barbecued ribs )
  • Keep it short and simple.

4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name

Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable BBQ restaurant names could be:

  • Babiqu BBQ
  • The Grillathon
  • 4UBBQ

You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com

5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.

Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Friendly BBQ and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like FriendsBBQ, BBQFriends or FriendsAndBBQs.

You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.

Business Name Ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to.

Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in BBQ restaurant names.

barons

grill

kings

box

brazil

bby

chef

dining

express

grill house

fuel

gourmet

bbq n bar

island

joes

jerk

kebab

korean

mates

monkeys

paradise

ribs

ribhut

smokehouse

shack

smokey

bull

bites

place

chicks

hut

turkish

backyard

barn

pit

boy

bones

brewhouse

bulgogi

flames

flamin’

 

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Words BBQ often describes

(“barbecue  ______”)

You can use these words to create BBQ restaurant names like ‘The BBQ Pit’ and ‘BBQ Express’.

sauce

night

smith

time

day

chicken

pit

flavor

style

country

hut

ribs

grill

pork

beef

burgers

drumsticks

express

gazebo

king

kebabs

lamb

marinade

nation

steak

salmon

How BBQ is often described

(“______ BBQ”)

Example BBQ restaurant names using these related descriptive words ‘The Smoky BBQ Company’ and ‘Famous BBQ Co.’.

great

outdoor

big

good

best

annual

style

huge

free

real

grand

southern

korean

hot

traditional

american

mongolian

fashioned

next

portable

western

poolside

giant

occasional

delicious

covered

famous

weekly

indoor

open

biggest

impromptu

fine

chopped

excellent

typical

night

informal

nice

authentic

wonderful

outside

cooked

enormous

regular

fired

tasty

immense

elaborate

prepare

day

spicy

republican

suburban

favorite

lavish

sumptuous

mexican

genuine

eat

veritable

smoky

electric

preheated

celebratory

permanent

home

mammoth

casual

festive

eastern

yard

raising

BBQ Adjectives

You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘The Big BBQ House‘ or ‘The Authentic BBQ Co.‘.

outdoor

big

great

best

annual

huge

free

Korean

hot

Southern

traditional

Mongolian

grand

portable

poolside

giant

occasional

covered

delicious

weekly

famous

authentic

tasty

lavish

spicy

suburban

BBQ Verbs

You can use a verb in your BBQ restaurant name to create business names like ‘BBQ Drips‘ or ‘Harvested BBQ Company‘.

ate

attend

attended

cook out

cooked

eat

eating

enjoy

going

grilling

having

held

hosted

invite

throw

light

planned

prepare

spit

served

Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new BBQ restaurant names.

Garbecue (grill + barbecue)

Grille (barbeque + grill)

Barbese (barbecue + house)

BBQn (BBQ + nation)

Outgrill (outdoor + grill)

Steakse (steak + house)

RibQ (rib + BBQ)

BBQ in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand. Barbecue is a fairly universal word so in some instances, we translated the word grill.

Latin: noun (craticula) adjective (torreo).

French: noun (le grilloir).

Italian: noun (la griglia, la grata, la bistecchiera, il cibo ai ferri).

Spanish: noun (la parilladda, el asado, la barbacoa), verb (asar).

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