To ban DP from calling a food van this

(174 Posts)
KnittedC Fri 24-May-13 16:42:22

DP, a chef, is looking into opening a food business; and thinking about a gourmet food van selling hot and cold sandwiches etc. He has mooted the following as a potential name... 'In Bread'.

I think (hope!) he is joking as it's the worst name I've ever heard, but he thinks it's funny. WIBU to LTB if he ever actually did it?

BrianButterfield Fri 24-May-13 17:05:42

I've seen one called Brimful of Rasher, which I love.

Also the one in the B&Q car park near me is called the Paddy Shack and the sign outside says "Quick snack? Paddy Shack!" which always makes me smile!

I like the name, but wouldn't associate it with gourmet food, more sort of greasy spoon stuff.
Nowt wrong with that, just the name doesn't match the food.

namechangeofshame Fri 24-May-13 17:10:01

It's a given sandwich vans have shit joke names so fine.

If he's genuinely trying to go gourmet with attached prices then no!!

GoodbyePorkPie Fri 24-May-13 17:10:31

I really like it BUT it definitely doesn't scream 'gourmet'.

bootsycollins Fri 24-May-13 17:10:53

grin that's comedy gold

What's 'gourmet' about hot and cold sandwiches? It's a butty van! Ooooh auto correct just suggested bitty van, sandwiches for the lactivists grin

Sounds catchy and memorable!

bran Fri 24-May-13 17:16:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GinOnTwoWheels Fri 24-May-13 17:19:44

In Bread - I like it. Gourmet food vans are the latest thing. Something to do with avoiding the massive start up costs associated with 'real' restaurants - here.

There are some with wood fired ovens, gourmet pizzas, fancy puddings, stuff like that. They use social media to publicise their offerings and schedules and get a real following.

OP - Good luck to your DH, I hope it does well for him!

PollyPlummer Fri 24-May-13 17:31:31

It is funny. I would definitely wander over to have a look at his sandwiches.

I like it too.

Alternatively lovecat's Hamwidge van would be great. He could advertise the naice ham he uses and get the staff to wear MN scarves - I'd love to see a van that did that!!! grin

GilmoursPillow Fri 24-May-13 17:46:45

Surely Upper Crust would be more of a gourmet name?

In Bread did make me snigger though.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:50:51

Funny-but I wouldn't want to try anything.

Gourmet food from a van-where will he be parked-who is he aiming at?

nkf Fri 24-May-13 17:53:56

It's funny but, humour is always subjective. It doesn't suggest gourmet to me.

monsterchild Fri 24-May-13 17:59:09

I think its ok. Better than Roach Coach. House about"Hauling Buns"?

nothruroad Fri 24-May-13 18:02:17

There's one I drive past every day called 'Roll with it' - makes me laugh every time!

whattodoo Fri 24-May-13 18:13:42

I think it's funny, but the joke would soon wear off.

Will he park it outside your house when not trading?

His business cards will be amusing.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Fri 24-May-13 18:27:25

nothruroad - I was just about to suggest "Roll with it" lol.
It covers hot and cold food, refers to soup and sarnies wink .

I like "in bread" but not sure it is gourmet enough. I guess it all depends on the signage and branding.

Jsa1980 Fri 24-May-13 18:33:27

There is a kebab van in Bristol called Jason 'Doner'van.

I like In Bred.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 24-May-13 18:43:23

InBread sounds naff. Howzabout
The Earl Of Sandwich- provided there is no longer an Earl of Sandwich. grin

SanityClause Fri 24-May-13 18:46:48

I hate it, too, OP.

MiaowTheCat Fri 24-May-13 18:48:47

I love slightly naff pun-named food outlets (although The Codfather's been done to death by now)

SoleSource Fri 24-May-13 20:54:09

Simply Bread?

Leeds2 Fri 24-May-13 21:15:25

Wouldn't be my choice. And certainly wouldn't suggest a gourmet menu!

ElectricSheep Fri 24-May-13 21:17:26

wrong for gourmet food

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 21:18:28

Nothing wrong with vans, really well rated restaurants like Meat Liquor started as vans.

In Bread is pretty good I think.

There is a chip shop round her called For Cod's Sake which makes me smile.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now