Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-22-2016, 04:59 AM
Fear Itself Fear Itself is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Flavortown
Posts: 34,324
Is this a good name for a restaurant?

I ran across this place and the name seemed odd for a restaurant:

Logan's Run
"Family Fare, Friends and Fun"


Considering the source of the name, state-sponsored murder is not what I associate with friends and fun. Or is there some other, less dystopian, use of the phrase Logan's Run?
__________________
“If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go, because man, they're gone.” ~~Jack Handey
  #2  
Old 08-22-2016, 05:14 AM
cochrane cochrane is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Nekkid Pueblo
Posts: 19,224
The site says the restaurant is owned by a man named Scott Logan. The name "Logan's Run" may indeed be a play on the movie title, but I wouldn't have any second thoughts about eating there based on the name alone.

My hometown had a restaurant called the Terminal Cafe. Now that's an unfortunate name.
  #3  
Old 08-22-2016, 05:18 AM
steatopygia steatopygia is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Idaho mostly
Posts: 1,200
The movie is the only time I've heard that phrase.
But that movie came out 40 years ago.
A 50 year old may have never heard of it.
  #4  
Old 08-22-2016, 06:30 AM
hogarth hogarth is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 6,649
It's better than the donut shop around here that's named Glory Hole.
  #5  
Old 08-22-2016, 07:53 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 27,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by hogarth View Post
It's better than the donut shop around here that's named Glory Hole.
Is that the place where guys are constantly walking out of the restroom with a puzzled look on their face?
  #6  
Old 08-22-2016, 07:55 AM
Zeke N. Destroi Zeke N. Destroi is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Not A Real Country
Posts: 1,020
Most of the general public have likely never heard of Logan's Run so it probably has no associations.

Me, I'd eat there just because of the name and associations - especially with the tagline "friends, Family, Fun." Too perfect.
  #7  
Old 08-22-2016, 08:03 AM
Hypno-Toad Hypno-Toad is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: By the Caloosahatchee
Posts: 11,445
Just don't go looking for sanctuary in there.
__________________
This is my signature. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
  #8  
Old 08-22-2016, 10:42 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 27,021
If they ever have a problem with food-related gastroenteritis I can imagine people thinking of the place as Logan's Runs.
  #9  
Old 08-22-2016, 10:50 AM
Eonwe Eonwe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Burlington VT
Posts: 8,022
Do they serve fish, plankton, sea greens and protein from the sea?
  #10  
Old 08-22-2016, 10:51 AM
running coach running coach is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Riding my handcycle
Posts: 32,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypno-Toad View Post
Just don't go looking for sanctuary in there.
"Eat at Logan's Run and feel Renewed."

"End your meal with a treat from our Carousel of Deserts."

"We're right next door to the New You beauty salon."

And the place is overrun with cats.
  #11  
Old 08-22-2016, 12:28 PM
terentii terentii is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Moscow/Toronto
Posts: 14,427
Quote:
Originally Posted by cochrane View Post
My hometown had a restaurant called the Terminal Cafe. Now that's an unfortunate name.
[Whacks Cochrane with umbrella]: Don't say "terminal" to an old person!
  #12  
Old 08-29-2016, 03:42 AM
Snooooopy Snooooopy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Charlottesville, Va.
Posts: 10,137
Are people older than 30 even allowed to go inside the restaurant? Or, if they are "the book is always better than the movie" snobs, people older than 21?
  #13  
Old 08-29-2016, 03:55 AM
Grrr! Grrr! is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 14,546
Kind of reminds me of "Old Yeller" dog food.

Why the heck would you name your dog food that?! That's gotta be like the saddest dog food in the world!
  #14  
Old 08-29-2016, 04:06 AM
RivkahChaya RivkahChaya is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayaker View Post
If they ever have a problem with food-related gastroenteritis I can imagine people thinking of the place as Logan's Runs.
My first thought too.

Worst restaurant name, as far as I'm concerned, is a place of the far Northeast side of Indy (past the ritzy side, where it gets seedy again) called D&C Pizza. "The secret's in the sauce." No, it doesn't really have that motto, but I can't help adding it mentally every time I see it, or an ad for it.

Last edited by RivkahChaya; 08-29-2016 at 04:07 AM.
  #15  
Old 08-29-2016, 04:08 AM
RivkahChaya RivkahChaya is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grrr! View Post
Kind of reminds me of "Old Yeller" dog food.

Why the heck would you name your dog food that?! That's gotta be like the saddest dog food in the world!
Yeah. I never, ever bought that. Bad dharma.
  #16  
Old 08-29-2016, 04:36 AM
cochrane cochrane is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Nekkid Pueblo
Posts: 19,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by terentii View Post
[Whacks Cochrane with umbrella]: Don't say "terminal" to an old person!
Sorry, Aunt Blabby.
  #17  
Old 08-29-2016, 02:41 PM
drad dog drad dog is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 4,610
It's better than Soylent Green.


"Come on down. We're all about people!"
  #18  
Old 08-29-2016, 02:57 PM
Biggirl Biggirl is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right here
Posts: 17,968
I live in Elmont, home of Belmont, the race track. There is a steak bar and grill called Trotter's. There is no interpretation I can think of that's good.
  #19  
Old 08-29-2016, 03:47 PM
Johnny Q Johnny Q is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,731
I once saw a Greek restaurant called Tantalus.

Not sure if they were commenting on the food or the service, but a bad name all around.

Obligatory reference.
  #20  
Old 08-29-2016, 04:16 PM
Channing Idaho Banks Channing Idaho Banks is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: beautiful Idaho
Posts: 2,082
That's as bad as "Children of the Corn" brand corn bread.
  #21  
Old 08-30-2016, 01:34 PM
Peter Morris Peter Morris is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: ___\o/___(\___
Posts: 11,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by running coach View Post
"Eat at Logan's Run and feel Renewed."

"End your meal with a treat from our Carousel of Deserts."

"We're right next door to the New You beauty salon."

And the place is overrun with cats.
A perfect world of pleasure for any celebration ... except your 30th birthday.
  #22  
Old 08-30-2016, 01:45 PM
Richard John Marcej Richard John Marcej is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 870
Well, the restaurant Ruby Tuesday is named after a song that's nearly 50 years old (and is about a free spirit woman) and up until recently has been doing well* as a national chain, though personally I've never eaten at one.

* - I did read an article a few weeks ago that they're closing 95 underperforming restaurants nationwide.
  #23  
Old 08-30-2016, 02:01 PM
It's Not Rocket Surgery! It's Not Rocket Surgery! is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brownbackistan
Posts: 4,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggirl View Post
I live in Elmont, home of Belmont, the race track. There is a steak bar and grill called Trotter's. There is no interpretation I can think of that's good.
Especially since Belmont does not and never has hosted harness races.

Similarly, the shopping center on the grounds of Roosevelt Raceway, the former harness track further out on Long Island, has a sign showing a horse pulling a harness sulky...but has a jockey riding him.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright © 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017