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EatBeat: Grease Burger Bar – What’s in a Name?

January 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Two big parties are slated Friday for the grand opening of Grease Burger Bar on Clematis Friday. Free burgers and beers are planned (what are they thinking?!) from noon to 2:30 p.m. and again, from 6-9 p.m.

This all-hand-made burger store concept is from the Big Time Restaurant Group (City Oyster, City Cellar), and Rocco Mangel, of the successful Rocco’s Tacos across the street.

Burgers, salads, sandwiches, rings, fries and the like are offered up in a casual, high-vibe setting with flat-screen TVs for the sports types. The long bar has an extensive beer list going.

But the name. . .  Seriously?

Grease Burger – Bar.

Todd Herbst, one of the owners, called it “edgy.” We figure it won’t matter once the downtown quaffing crowd hits it. Besides, it’s got people talking about it – and as they say — publicity is publicity.

We raised our eyebrows once before when the wildly popular Little Moir’s Food Shack called its Abacoa version Leftovers Cafe.

So the question of the day

Would a name put you off a restaurant? Give me your thoughts below in a comment.

Grease Burger Bar

  • 213 Clematis, West Palm Beach
  • 561-651-1075; www.greasewpb.com
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to close (1 a.m. or so at this writing.)

Tags: The Eat Beat: Restaurant News

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jordan // Jan 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I have to admit that I would try any decent looking burger place once, but I really do have to wonder what these restaurateurs were thinking when they picked this name. Seems very odd to highlight something that turns so many people off… although the thought of a grease on a greasy hamburger is not nearly as bad to me as the thought of grease only.

  • 2 Lurch // Jan 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Sounds honest and fun to me. You know it’s the kinda place nobody’s gonna try to inflict a tofu burger with sprouts on you. So many restaurant names like City Cellar don’t give you a clue about what their menu is like. I don’t think anyone will be surprised by the menu when they walk into a place called “Grease Burger Bar.”

  • 3 Charles Keefer // Jan 29, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I’m sure there are some names that would make me walk past a restaurant – see http://www.charles-keefer.us on fair food – but not this one.

    I eat a burger or so a week and I expect grease. It is part of what makes a burger so good. I’ll definitely try Grease Burger and if their burger measures up – fine. If not, the burgers at Kona Grill will continue to make me feel all warm – and greasy.

  • 4 LOU PORTMAN // Dec 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    ATE AT GREASE BURGER TODAY-DEC 21 . WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE BACON-CHEESEBURGER WITH A SIDE OF O-RINGS. THE BURGER WAS QUITE LARGE BUT VERY LITTLE FLAVOR. THE O-RINGS WERE A LITTLE SOGGY. TRIED CHEESEBURGER-CHEESEBURGER ON THE 20TH AND IT WAS MUCH BETTER. THEIR O-RINGS ARE OUTSTANDING. BUT, BEING A BURGER CRITIC, IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BURGER IN THE PALM BEACH AREA- THE VERY BEST IS THE BRASS RING ON US-1. HANDS DOWN-TRUST ME!!

  • 5 Jan Norris // Dec 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I love those Brass Ring burgers and live near there. Nice to try others, though I always come back to Brass Ring!

  • 6 sandy blue // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    i would eat here. i love the idea of a big fat greasy burger!!!

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