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Poll Results: Would you eat at a smoothie and sandwich place called "The Dirty Hippie"?

 
  • 32% (117)
    Yes! What an awesome name!
  • 38% (139)
    Maybe, but I think you'd be better off choosing a different name.
  • 25% (90)
    Ew, no! Why would I eat somewhere with the word "Dirty" in the title?!
  • 3% (12)
    Other
358 Total Votes  
post #21 of 113
Sorry but the name instantly conjured up the smell of really bad B.O. Just being honest! Some other adjective in front of Hippie would probably be better and equally catchy.
post #22 of 113
I voted that I might, but I think you'd be better served with another name. But I think a PPer was right that the atmosphere of the town/area would also make a difference. In a cool/trendy part of a big city, it might be okay. But in a smaller town or a suburban area, no way.
post #23 of 113
I think, initially, it would only appeal to a very limited segment of the population, depending on where you live. If the restaurant ended up having really outstanding food and/or service and your reputation spread by word of mouth then you would overcome that and people would find it cool to go to a place with that name.

I think there is way more power in the name and image of a restaurant than people believe. For example, in our town there used to be a restaurant called: "The XYZ Steakhouse" (not the real name but I don't like to identify myself too much online). The food was AMAZING. It was in a century home and really fit in with the neighbourhood. Had awesome potential. But the inside was decorated like an English tearoom right down to the Royal Doulton figurines. My mother is English so this style is normal for me but in a steakhouse it was just totally wrong. It only lasted a couple of years which was a real shame because it was really great food.

So, if you want to appeal to only "crunchy" types and your town can support that, I say "Go for it". But if you want to play it safe, I would go for something a little more neutral.

Martha

p.s. Just for the record, I *would* actually choose to try out a place with a name like that.

p.p.s. Like a PP, it does conjure up images of carob, tofu and hemp seeds for me.
post #24 of 113
Not without a really good recommendation.

Hippie, yes. Dirty, no.

There are plenty of other words that could go with hippie.
post #25 of 113
Depending on the neighbourhood I think I'd assume something other than food was being sold... magic mushroom burgers or something.
post #26 of 113
I would eat there but I could see where some people would have issues with the name.
post #27 of 113
I'm a vegan and used to tofu but I'm not a fan of dirty hippies and it makes me think of smelling patchlouli and BO and listening to The Dead while I eat. No thanks!
post #28 of 113
If you have a suggestive logo to go with the name playing on the word dirty in a sexual way it might just become my favorite restaurant.
post #29 of 113
The Hungry Hippie?

Or does that sound too much like the hungry hippos?


(btw, I would totally eat at the Dirty Hippie - I think it sounds awesome)
post #30 of 113
I am a child of the hippiest of hippies. My parents were serious back-to-the-land hippies.
I grew up in a ti-pi.
I drank only goat's milk...from our own goats.
We had an outhouse until my teens.
My mother made her own tofu and ground her own wheat berries.
My middle name is Moon.

I am a big fan of all things hippie. I hate the phrase "dirty hippie".

In fact, on second thought, even though I voted "maybe", I probably would avoid your restaurant if it was named that. Not because I would be afraid of the dirt, but because I find the name a bit offensive.

Sorry.
post #31 of 113
What about something that still conveys the hippie vibe while still being a little more mainstream friendly? Like Boho Bistro, or The Haight, or such. If you sold pie you could always go with just HipPie.
post #32 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessemoon View Post
I am a child of the hippiest of hippies. My parents were serious back-to-the-land hippies.
I grew up in a ti-pi.
I drank only goat's milk...from our own goats.
We had an outhouse until my teens.
My mother made her own tofu and ground her own wheat berries.
My middle name is Moon.
Can I just tell you how jealous I am?
post #33 of 113
I had a fabulous childhood. I am grateful for it every day.

Now, that doesn't mean I don't have a microwave or buy my tofu at the store. In fact we eat bacon and live in a house with two toilets.
post #34 of 113
At first I thought it said Dirty Hippo, which doesn't sound very appetizing... and then when I realized it was DIrty Hippie that seemed a little offensive.
post #35 of 113
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post #36 of 113
No way I know a few dirty hippies and I don't like to be even close to them, there is no amount of money in the world that could get me to eat any food prepared by them.

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Originally Posted by emmalizz View Post
How about The Hairy Hippie?
Yeah not so good either at least for me.
post #37 of 113
Quote:
In fact, on second thought, even though I voted "maybe", I probably would avoid your restaurant if it was named that. Not because I would be afraid of the dirt, but because I find the name a bit offensive.
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post #38 of 113
I liked the Hungry Hippie suggestion.
post #39 of 113
When I moved in with my sister in Montreal, she was begging me to go to this awesome place called "The Pita Pit." I kept saying "Enh, not really in the mood." She paused after the fifth veto and said "It's the Pit that's throwing you off, isn't it?" It occurred to me that it was.
post #40 of 113
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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
No. The psychology of semantics is real. Pick a different name.
Yep. You stole my post.
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