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Top 40 Restaurant Branding Ideas in October

From Branded Chocolate Museums to Bright Blue Burgers

— October 9, 2016 — Marketing
The top October 2016 restaurant branding ideas follow two interesting themes -- pop-ups that have very specific purposes or inspirations, and menu items that would likely surprise consumers.

The Powamekka Cafe in Fresno, California is an example of a themed pop-up that consumers are unlikely to forget. Created to honor Tupac Shakur's death, the pop-up restaurant's menu references some of the iconic rapper's songs. The pop-up will unsurprisingly play only Tupac's music while it is open.

Another common theme that has become apparent is "shock food." This can be viewed in a variety of examples, such as the vivid blue burger buns inspired by the movie X-Men that a restaurant in Australia offers. Another surprising menu item is Wendy's Truffle Bacon Cheeseburger, which is a burger that is made using truffle aioli -- an unusual item when compared to what the fast food chain generally offers.
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National Restaurant Reviews
National Restaurant Reviews
The New York Times is Set to Begin Reviewing Resturants Across the US
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Dip-Focused Eateries
Dip-Focused Eateries
The GUAC Tacos + Tequila Restaurant is Dedicated Entirely to Guacamole
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All-Natural Restaurant Bacon
All-Natural Restaurant Bacon
Panera Bread's New Clean Bacon is Free from Artificial Ingredients
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Botanical Macaroon Packaging
Botanical Macaroon Packaging
This Vibrant Packaging Was Designed to Appear As Whimsical
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Premium Truffle-Topped Cheeseburgers
Premium Truffle-Topped Cheeseburgers
Wendy's Truffle Bacon Cheeseburger Features High-End Toppings
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Bite-Sized Pizzas
Bite-Sized Pizzas
These Homemade Miniature Pizza Cookies are the Size of a Single Pepperoni
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Geometric Social Clubs
Geometric Social Clubs
This Space Provides Food, Music and Encourages Socialization
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Student-Targeted Restaurant Promotions
Student-Targeted Restaurant Promotions
Chipotle is Celebrating Back-to-School with Free Drinks
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Nutritious Pizza Restaurants
Nutritious Pizza Restaurants
This Restaurant Allows Customers to Build Pizzas on Their Own
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Non-Dairy Smoothie Menus
Non-Dairy Smoothie Menus
Planet Smoothie Now Offers Vegan Smoothies Made with Almond Milk
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Artisanal Hot Dog Stands
Artisanal Hot Dog Stands
arquimaña Modernized Traditional Hot Dog Stands for More Efficiency
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Sandwich Crisp Pop-Ups
Sandwich Crisp Pop-Ups
Walkers' Serves Sandwich Clubs and Sandwich-Inspired Crisps
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Sky-High Restaurant Dishes
Sky-High Restaurant Dishes
Outback Steakhouse's Menu Features Three New Towering Dishes
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Food Truck Trivia Promotions
Food Truck Trivia Promotions
This Dessert Truck Offers a Playful Experience for Its Customers
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State Fair Food Pop-Ups
State Fair Food Pop-Ups
The State Fair Treats Pop-Up Will Bring Deep-fried Creations to the Masses
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Monochromatic Baked Goods Branding
Monochromatic Baked Goods Branding
Keisari Bakery Bags and Branding is Focused on Simplicity
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Playful Bakery Mix Branding
Playful Bakery Mix Branding
The Invisible Chef Baking Mix Packaging is Inviting and Approachable
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Decadent Sushi Desserts
Decadent Sushi Desserts
California Sushi Donuts Eatery Recreates the Raw Fish Dish Using Sweets
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Sustainable Bar Bakeries
Sustainable Bar Bakeries
CLIF Bar & Company's Twin Falls Green Bakery Features An Eco Design
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Banana Burger Food Trucks
Banana Burger Food Trucks
The Tropical Point Food Truck Serves Banana Burgers and Egg-Topped Pizza
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Chimney Cake Food Trucks
Chimney Cake Food Trucks
'Chimney Stax' Brings a Traditional Hungarian Treat to Torontonians
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Artistic Artisanal Bakery Branding
Artistic Artisanal Bakery Branding
Black Isle Bakery Branding and Packaging is Chic and Refined
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eSports Restaurant Cafes
eSports Restaurant Cafes
'Storia' by Square Enix is a Destination for Viewing Video Game Contests
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Antiquated Bakery Packaging
Antiquated Bakery Packaging
Davies Bakery Bread Packaging Focuses on Time-Honored Tradition
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Contemporary Chinese Diners
Contemporary Chinese Diners
The Restaurant Little Bao Has a New Location Due to Its Cult Status
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Rapper-Themed Pop-Up Restaurants
Rapper-Themed Pop-Up Restaurants
Powamekka Cafe Memorializes Tupac Shakur with Food
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DIY Dining Pop-Ups
DIY Dining Pop-Ups
'The Dining Club' by IKEA Has Guests Prepare Their Own Meals
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Plant-Based Bakeries
Plant-Based Bakeries
'Sweets by CHLOE' is a New Vegan Offshoot from Chloe Coscarelli
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Branded Chocolate Museums
Branded Chocolate Museums
Tokyo's Kit Kat Museum Explores Confections from 1973 to Present
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Sushi Burrito Food Trucks
Sushi Burrito Food Trucks
The Sushiburri Truck in Toronto Serves Japanese-Mexican Fusion Cuisine
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Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
This Truck Reduces Food Waste by Creating Dishes from Unusual Animals
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University-Branded Food Trucks
University-Branded Food Trucks
The Gryph 'N' Grille is the University of Guelph's New Food Truck
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Diner-Inspired Playhouses
Diner-Inspired Playhouses
This Novelty Playhouse is Built to Resemble a Casual Restaurant
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Bangladeshi Street Food Trucks
Bangladeshi Street Food Trucks
The Puran Dhaka Food Truck Offers Classic Bengali Food & Beverages
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Industrial Burger Delivery Boxes
Industrial Burger Delivery Boxes
The Delivery Boxes for A-100 Burgers Feature an Unexpected Design
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Post Office Bakeries
Post Office Bakeries
The Margot Craft Bakery in London is in a Converted Post Office Location
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Robot-Run Pizzerias
Robot-Run Pizzerias
'Zume Pizza' Uses Robots to Makes Its Pies
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Modernized Rustic Cafes
Modernized Rustic Cafes
This Cafe Space Combines Contemporary Elements with Rustic Decor
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Burger-Free Fast Food Joints
Burger-Free Fast Food Joints
The Newest McCafé Restaurant Does Not Serve Burgers, Fries or Nuggets
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Bright Blue Burgers
Bright Blue Burgers
This X-Men-Themed Burger in Australia Features Unusual Blue Burger Buns
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