I have never been to a restaurant that spelled its name wrong. But I have seen many businesses that have misspelled their names. And it’s not just the sign outside or on their packaging, but even on their website!
If you’re one of those business owners who has decided to create your own brand, then you know how important it is to get everything right. You want to be consistent across all your marketing materials and branding elements so that customers can recognize your business easily.
The first thing you should do if you own a restaurant is make sure the name is spelled correctly everywhere it appears. This includes on your menu, any promotional materials, social media pages and even on websites like Yelp!
You might be wondering why spelling matters so much when it comes to restaurants? Well, there are two main reasons:
It’s an easy way for customers to find you online by searching for “restaurant” or “food truck” in Google or other search engines;
If someone searches for your restaurant by name and finds out that it doesn’t exist because it’s misspelled somewhere online (or even worse), they may think something else with the same name does exist nearby!
Is it spelled resturant or restaurant?
There are two official spellings of the word restaurant. The first is the French spelling, which is resturant. The second is the English spelling, which is restaurant.
The word has been in use since at least the 17th century, with both spellings being used interchangeably in written works until around 1900, when the French spelling became more popular than the English one.
Today, however, there are many people who feel that they should only be using the French spelling. These people often insist that resturant is wrong because it breaks one of the most important rules in English: etymology dictates spelling. In other words, it’s wrong because it doesn’t make sense and doesn’t follow historical precedent.
However, there are a number of factors that suggest that this rule should not apply here:
1) Etymology never dictates spelling: While etymology may provide clues about how words have evolved over time, it rarely dictates how they should be spelled now or in the future (and never for loanwords). For example:
- The word “napkin” was borrowed from French and originally had an -n ending like its French cousin “serviette.” However we no longer use this ending today because
Restaurant vs. Resturant: Which Is Right?
Both spellings are correct, but resturant is much more common. In fact, restaurant has been around since the 17th century, whereas resturant only caught on in the early 20th century and has never been as popular as its counterpart. Most dictionaries list resturant as the preferred form, but there’s no need to change your existing restaurant signs just yet; many people still use restaurant when referring to a place where people go for food and drink.
Is there more than one way to spell restaurant?
Yes, there are more than one way to spell restaurant. There are two spellings that are the most common: restraunt and restaraunt.
Restaurant is the preferred spelling in British English and the American English of the 21st century. Restraunt is preferred in Australian English, where it has become more common than restaurant since about 1900.
Restaraunt is an alternative spelling for restaurant that’s still used occasionally in American English. It dates back to at least 1856, when it appeared in a letter from Abraham Lincoln to a friend: “I am going to write as I please & if my enemies cant like it, I do not care a damn what they say.”
In British English, restaurant was originally spelled restrant (the final -ant being pronounced like the word ant). The word was formed by adding an -r- to the French word restaurateur (“restorer”). That -r- was added because English speakers often add -r- or -re- to French words ending in -ent (like entrant, entrée); that’s why you’ll also find words like “restraint” or “restroom.”