[Ads-l] Xstaurants

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 22 17:30:30 UTC 2019

Hooters and its ilk have been known as “breastaurants” for a couple of


On Sat, Dec 21, 2019, 7:55 PM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Within the last 18 hours I came across two articles - one from British GQ
> and one from CNN - that utilize portmanteau of "restaurant" and something
> else. The British piece is several months old but I don't think either of
> these is the author's coinage, even though both put the term in quotation
> marks (at least, initially).
> I haven't done the background on these - just reacted to seeing two of them
> in close proximity. There may be others.
> VS
> ===================
> The rise of 'grocerants': Grocery stores that cook you dinner - CNN
> https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/20/business/grocery-stores-restaurants/index.html
> For decades, grocery stores have included hot food and salad bars, delis
> and sandwich stations. But in recent years, many grocers have started
> adding sit-down restaurants, food halls and craft beer on tap, giving rise
> to the term "grocerants."
> "The grocerant game is something that almost every retailer with larger
> stores should be playing," said Diana Sheehan, vice president at marketing
> research firm Incontext Solutions. "Restaurants have become one of the most
> successful ways for retailers to stand apart."
> ===================
> Bagatelle London: Inside the rise of the clubstaurant | British GQ
> https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/lifestyle/article/bagatelle-london-clubstaurant
> It wasn’t the first to marry the traditional restaurant experience with a
> club or party atmosphere (let’s call it a “clubstaurant”), but the concept
> has certainly refined what steak joint STK started over ten years ago, also
> in Manhattan (essentially sticking a DJ into a slick
> restaurant-meets-lounge). Fast-forward to 2019 and a new wave of
> restaurants providing all-out extravaganzas has hit the capital.
> ...
> Clubstaurants are simply the loudest, brashest realisation of a wider
> movement towards what the industry is calling “performative dining”.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list