I’m not sure how it evolved, but over the years my friends and I have come up with Garbage-Pail-esque names for many of the restaurants around town. We generally use this alternative naming convention (ANC) when we’re trying to decide where to go to lunch. A typical conversation might sound like this:
“So where do you want to eat today?”
“How about Taco Smell.”
“Nahh…we ate there earlier this week…maybe Pizza Slut?”
This invariably goes on for 15-20 minutes before a decision is finally made, but I thought it would be fun to document all of our alternative restaurant names for your reading enjoyment.
- Of course there’s the afore mentioned Taco Smell and Pizza Slut
- Burger Schwing
- Up-Chuck E Cheese (let’s be honest…anyone that used “Chuck” in their restaurant name was asking for it)
- Scary Queen
- Barftic Circle
- El Pollo Grosso
- Grodey Yogi
- Papa Cajones
- Wienerschnitzel (no alternate necessary…I giggle every time I hear it)
- Appalling Burger (Apollo Burger)
Do you have any “pet names” for places you like (or dis-like) to eat?