I wasn't sure I understood, so I asked again. "What is this place called?"
Well, needless to say, I found the place and took a pick of the sign:
|It was almost named "Restaurant", but they were feeling creative.|
Ah, I see. In fact, I was so stunned that I couldn't help but wonder about what the owners were smoking when they were deciding on what to name the place. I mean, I imagine that there is some poor immigrant family that is struggling to open a place to get their piece of the American dream. They have the plan, the location, the expertise... all they needed was a name... what could they possibly call the place?
After many late nights and even more arguments they finally settle on the perfect name and the rest is history.
I told the story to several of my friends and family when I got home and I was kinda sad that I didn't see any awesome names like that for places of business here in Knoxville. I guess all the really cool names were taken by a bunch of big city places. Oh well, you can't have it all.
Then, just a few days ago I was sitting in a fast food place in the most popular shopping district in the city and there it was. A name just as good... no, even better than the little Mexican place in Atlanta.
|Take that, Mexican Restaurant!|
Entrepreneur: "Have you ever provided a business name for any other clients?"
Name branding firm: "Yes, we named a Mexican Restaurant in Atlanta."
Entrepreneur: "Fantastic, you're hired!"
So, it makes me think, should my current work in progress ever get picked up by a publisher I will strongly recommend it be titled, "Science Fiction Novel."