Truck + BBQ = Name?
April 25, 2011 6:09 PM   Subscribe

Challenge: The BEST name for a food truck serving excellent BBQ?

So my much beloved, adopted sister has started a food truck company and has nailed a contract with a purveyor of really excellent Southern BBQ. Could not be more proud.

Now, all she needs is the catchiest name on the planet. So, hivemind, what would you call the best food truck on the planet serving some of the best BBQ on the planet?
posted by kjs3 to Food & Drink (56 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Meat Wagon

Bonus points if she paints it to look sort of like an ambulance. Tasteless name, tasty barbecue.
posted by cosmicbandito at 6:15 PM on April 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Chuckwagon.
posted by apparently at 6:17 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Food Truck Serving Excellent BBQ
posted by The World Famous at 6:21 PM on April 25, 2011


Heart-a-truck

Oil and Gas

fRide

Darnell's Rolling Palace of Eats
posted by knilstad at 6:22 PM on April 25, 2011


Pig Heaven
posted by likeso at 6:23 PM on April 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Q Crew
posted by Aquaman at 6:24 PM on April 25, 2011


Rolling Ribs
Boogie's BBQ -- reference. To boogie means to be in the highest gear.
Sweet Street Meat(s)
Ribs to Roll
My BBQ Truck
Pick-um Up BBQ
Meat Wagon reference

A sample of the aforementioned "really excellent Southern BBQ" would be inspirational. PM for my address & I can certainly be of more assistance.
posted by bricksNmortar at 6:25 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Belle on Wheels BBQ
posted by amyms at 6:25 PM on April 25, 2011


Southern style, you say? Bliss and Vinegar
posted by persona at 6:25 PM on April 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Q4U, CUE FOR YOU,
CueMobile
PortaQ
No Bread Alone
Lick my Tailpipe
Tangy Truck
Sauce on Wheels
posted by bhdad at 6:28 PM on April 25, 2011


CurB-B-Q
posted by pineapple at 6:33 PM on April 25, 2011


Truck full of Beef

Meat Wagon +1

BBQ Truck
posted by jchaw at 6:38 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The South Shall Baste Again
The Dukes of Bar-B-Q
Finger-Lickin' Dixie
posted by Bwithh at 6:40 PM on April 25, 2011


Transamerican Fats

Carbs 'n' an Oxhide

Barbie's Cube

Porque
posted by knilstad at 6:47 PM on April 25, 2011


Pork and Ride
posted by advicepig at 6:50 PM on April 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Whatever it is, it should be easy to remember. my favorite doner kebab place in London used to be called "Incredible Edibles". Which is a terrible, but easy to remember name. I could tell people - hey, there's this place across from King's Cross station, they do a good kebab (and at the time also fish & chips) and they're called Incredible Edibles. But they sold and revamped and the new owners have this very forgettable vaguely arabic name which I'm sure is much more classy but which I can never remember. And so I find it a lot harder to recommend to people.

most memorable hot dog stand at UofToronto is Mamma's. Mamma doesn't work it anymore, but we still go there out of loyalty/trust for quality. But we can never remember which Chinese Food truck is which, because their names are all vague like "Good eats" or "Mandarin Wok" or something.

So something simple, unusual - but also probably English, because foreign phrases are harder for anglophones to remember.
posted by jb at 6:52 PM on April 25, 2011


The BBQ Buggy!
posted by Gator at 6:52 PM on April 25, 2011


Pork and Ride
posted by advicepig at 6:50 PM


eponysterical!


How about Pork Mobile?
posted by special-k at 6:53 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Heartbreaking Truck (the Staggering Beanbus)

(I'll kindly escort myself out of this thread)
posted by knilstad at 6:54 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


3 knuckles deep.
posted by TheBones at 6:55 PM on April 25, 2011


Squeals on Wheels.
posted by special-k at 6:56 PM on April 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Midnight Meat Truck.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:02 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or The BBQ Bus (in case "Buggy" might have cockroach connotations).
posted by Gator at 7:04 PM on April 25, 2011


This Little Piggy
posted by munchingzombie at 7:07 PM on April 25, 2011


BBQ, Brought To You!
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:08 PM on April 25, 2011


Last ones I swear:

The Heat

Ooooo! (a.k.a the Five-O)
posted by knilstad at 7:12 PM on April 25, 2011


OMGWTTBBQ
posted by jozxyqk at 7:19 PM on April 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Well, the resonances of this are strange, but I would find it catchy:

Eve's Ribs
posted by jamjam at 7:19 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


PIG
Stickyfingers
(m)EAT
Oink
Smokies
posted by WickedPissah at 7:22 PM on April 25, 2011


Road Ribs
posted by Gator at 7:24 PM on April 25, 2011


The BBQ places that have impressed me the most have always been family or geographically named joints. Louie Miller's, Luling City Market, Snow's.
I'm told that Franklin BBQ is pretty good, but I haven't tried it yet. The rule still holds, though.
A cute name is just that -- cute. But call it something like "Decatur fine Southern BBQ" or "[Sister's] BBQ" and now you own that brand.
posted by Gilbert at 7:39 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


But call it something like "Decatur fine Southern BBQ" or "[Sister's] BBQ" and now you own that brand.

Actually, Sister's BBQ has a nice ring to it.
posted by The World Famous at 7:52 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Squeals



yes, that's riffing off of special-k's; I do think it's catchier, though; credit and a side of slaw to him
posted by Alt F4 at 7:53 PM on April 25, 2011


BBQube
posted by salvia at 7:56 PM on April 25, 2011


I like either Sister's BBQ or Belle's BBQ.
posted by belau at 8:17 PM on April 25, 2011


Moo and Oink
posted by astapasta24 at 8:22 PM on April 25, 2011


Easy Does It.
posted by at the crossroads at 8:23 PM on April 25, 2011


Street Meat
BBQ Near You
Smoke Wagon
Q to U
posted by mbx at 8:39 PM on April 25, 2011


Soo-wee!
posted by Alt F4 at 8:45 PM on April 25, 2011


Car-B-Q.

What do I win?
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 9:00 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


No Teef BBQ
posted by Pecantree at 9:09 PM on April 25, 2011


Truck-B-Q?

The Flying Pig?

Pig in a Box?

Q 2 U (or Cue to You)

Mess Kitt (paint a red line/get creative with red LEDs on the front of the KARR)

Sow you doin?

Yes, This Pig (apologies to Phillip Levine)
posted by Ghidorah at 9:16 PM on April 25, 2011


Pig Rig

But the name isn't essential. The best BBQ I ever had was at the least appealingly named restaurant (Sweatman's, in SC).
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:17 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pulled (Up) Pork?

Park'n'Gorge?

Pork and Mindy (if your sister happens to be a Mindy?)

Pork and Go

Porktopolis

Porktopia

Porktastic

The Aporkalypse

Aporkalypse Now

Swine for the Taking

A Smoke in Time Saves Swine (a little long)

The Tref-mobile!/The Tref-Truck!/No Way in Halal! (probably avoid these)
posted by Ghidorah at 10:26 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Rib Crib
posted by jamjam at 10:52 PM on April 25, 2011


BBQuck
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:31 PM on April 25, 2011


My vote, inspired by jozxyqk's comment: What The Truck BBQ
(I'm imagining a logo looking something like this)

The marketing could center around the silly phrase OMG What The Truck BBQ, which would still be funny and memorable even to those who aren't familiar with omgwtfbbq. The name "What The Truck BBQ" is unique enough for brand recognition, and the "BBQ" can be dropped to shorten the name in conversation:

"Dude I'm hungry"
"Let's go to What The Truck"
"Freakin amazing idea bro, their BBQ is so bomb"
"For real, let's cash this bowl and bounce"

posted by Rickalicioso at 1:39 AM on April 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


Sisters BBQ
StickyFingers

These both work for me. Or...

Best Damn BBQ on Wheels
Wheely Good BBQ
Southern Sisters BBQ
posted by Kerasia at 1:44 AM on April 26, 2011


What the Truck [BBQ] is very good.
posted by Kerasia at 1:46 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pig DeVille
posted by LonnieK at 3:47 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Porta-Pit

Smokin' Fast and Smokin' Slow
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:46 AM on April 26, 2011


I notice your profile says you are in Decatur. Please tell me this truck is also around here & I will call your sister's truck "Lunch" :)
posted by pointystick at 6:15 AM on April 26, 2011


That'll Do Pig
posted by pupdog at 11:02 AM on April 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Tender Vittles
posted by specialnobodie at 2:38 PM on April 26, 2011


I love BBQ Buggy. And What the Truck BBQ.

Rib Rage
Tar-B-Q
Highway Swine
posted by galadriel at 6:43 PM on April 26, 2011


Response by poster: Great ideas guys! She loves the creativity here and I'll let you know what she finally picks.

And, yes, pointystick, we're all in Decatur, and she'll be plying the area.
posted by kjs3 at 11:58 AM on May 23, 2011


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