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Who doesn’t love dining at a mom and pop diner? If you have a passion for customer service and food, combine these with management skills and open a diner!
Choosing the right name is a critical first step. Having a clever or catchy name might be key to helping you stand out from your competition.
Great Tips for Naming Your Business
You need to come up with some good diner names! Think about all the things that you would ordinarily look for in a restaurant: cleanliness, fast service, accuracy, professionalism. You want a name that stands out from the rest, a name that says why you should come in here instead of the other diner around the block.
Here are some things to consider:
- Location: Using your location in your diner name is helpful when it comes to advertising. People can know generally where you are located just by hearing your name. If you are located in a busy street downtown, such as 5th Street, an example would be “Diner on 5th.”
- Opening Hours: If you are open 24/7, this is an important factor to consider when naming the diner! Not many diners are open all the time and this can give you a leg up on your competition.
- Type of diner: Whether it’s a 1950’s diner or a modern diner, make sure the name suits it well.
- Theme: Likewise, if your diner will have a fun theme, the name should definitely match the theme!
- Your name: If you are the owner of a diner, you could consider naming it after yourself. This will almost certainly make your diner's name unique.
Now for some example diner names to get you thinking!
Cute and Catchy Diner Name Ideas
Diner on 5th
Late Night Dine Right
Dine Right Diner
The Sizzling Griddle
Morning Coffee Diner
Over Easy Diner
The Great Breakfast Diner
Diner the Great
The Golden Spoon
Roller Derby Diner
Bacon Bros. Diner
Roller Gals Diner
Two Men and a Griddle
Calendar Girls Diner
Sunny Side Up Diner
Pinup Paradise Diner
Greta's 24/7 Dine In
Happy Hostess Diner
Tiffany's (Yes, this is a Deep Blue Something reference)
Good Eats Diner
Barnyard Breakfast Diner
Grandma Susie's Kitchen
A Taste of Heaven Diner
No Wait Diner
Rascal Rally Diner
The Diner Train
Bourbon Street Diner
The Golden Biscuit
Urban City Kitchen
The Crispy Biscuit
Grub N' Stuff Diner
How to Open a Diner
Secure Licenses and Permits
When it comes to opening any kind of food service establishment, you need to secure the proper permits from the state, county/city, and through the local health department.
A good starting point would be contacting your state’s Division of Corporations to see about registering your business as a legal entity, and they may be able to advise you further as to your next step.
Find a Location
Once you have secured the proper licensing and permits, it’s time to look for a good location to start your business. You will want to find a place that is subject to a lot of traffic for maximum customer exposure. Downtown areas tend to be good, busy places for small, local restaurants to flourish and often have busy periods during festivals and local celebrations.
Shop for Furnishings, Equipment, and Suppliers
While searching for that perfect location, also be looking for your food supplier and equipment you will be needing to furnish the kitchen and dining lobby. You may be able to find much of what you need by searching Craigslist and from other restaurants who will be closing for whatever reason. Keep in mind that purchasing used furniture and equipment and refurbishing it is a lot cheaper than purchasing everything new, and all you need is some elbow grease and a few helping hands!
Craft Your Menu and Hire Help
One of your final steps would be drafting your menu and hiring a couple of people to help you in the early days of operation, then later expanding your staff as you see fit.
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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
aw man on August 29, 2019:
because yes me want yes no yes
susie on May 30, 2019:
these names aren't as good as I was expecting i am doing a business plan in school and can't find a name that fits a group of 4
ur mom on May 16, 2019:
Griddle man on March 21, 2019:
two men in and griddle is gay
Amie joy on January 14, 2019:
I cant think of a name for a snack,fastfood and sizzling.
Gaurav bagaria on January 13, 2019:
Hazel on January 08, 2019:
I cant think of a name for a snack/bakery/fast food restaurant.
prashant on September 09, 2018:
Kait on May 03, 2018:
femalestreetfighter on March 12, 2018:
i thought of a restaurant name.
'urban city delight" !
The Girl on March 06, 2018:
What would be a good name for a restaurant with a breakfast thyme... all I can think of is "Breakfast Break Fast" any other ideas?
jellybean on January 22, 2018:
what is a good name for restaurants and librarians
Dad and lela on November 26, 2017:
What is a good name for a breakfast delivery
Lisa Brauchle on June 10, 2017:
I am seeking a name for an appetizer and bakery shop. I need help
I heart gjk on May 18, 2017:
I cant decide what to name my restaurant.
HelLO on March 03, 2017:
and how is this supposed to help?
Tatiana (author) from Florida on February 05, 2017:
Dear "Someone Who Reads",
Thanks for commenting!
Someone Who Reads on April 22, 2016:
So . . . Tiffany's is a Deep Blue Something reference? And not, I don't know, a Truman Capote reference?