Restaurant logo design

Great food and great service are the key ingredients to creating a successful restaurant. But before you can start taking orders, you need a brand that gives customers a taste of your unique flavor. With an appetizing restaurant logo, your customers will be hungry for more—before they even open a menu.

If you’re looking to start cooking up a logo for your restaurant, we’ve got the perfect recipe. Explore our tasting menu of restaurant logo ideas and designs from eateries of every cuisine, to see the ingredients that go into creating a five-star restaurant logo. To make sure your logo isn’t all sizzle and no steak, read through our best practices for logo design. When you're ready to order up a logo for your restaurant, Looka’s logo maker is at your service. It’s easy to use and free to try—no reservations necessary.

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Restaurant logo best practices

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As you start selecting your restaurant logo's color palette, you'll want to consider your customers palates. You’ll want to use colors that convey the kind of atmosphere your restaurant provides, while also providing a taste of what you have on the menu. Green hues are associated with healthy eating, where red tones convey passion and tradition—like a wine bar or Italian eatery. A vivid color can entice passersby, but you want to keep your color choices simple to avoid overcomplicating your printing needs.

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Today’s restaurants need to market themselves across a wide variety of mediums. Gone are the days where your logo would only appear on your restaurant’s sign and menu. Now, your restaurant’s logo might appear on everything from social media, to booking websites, to takeaway packaging, and decals. Opt for a clean layout that looks great at different sizes, to ensure customers can always identify your restaurant’s brand.

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Give customers a taste of your brand’s personality, by choosing an adventurous font for your restaurant logo. While some restaurants create custom typefaces to stand out from the competition, you don’t need to go this route. Instead, look for fonts that reflect your personality—whether that’s traditional, experimental, or irreverent. If no one font seems to fit your restaurant’s name and brand, try combining multiple fonts in your logo.

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Consider the style of food you offer, the cultural significance, and the atmosphere when picking a symbol for your restaurant logo. Don’t worry about incorporating every aspect of your restaurant into your symbol—only the most core traits you want to highlight. Remember: treat your symbol as an appetizer for your brand, not the full meal. As you select a symbol, make sure it complements your other restaurant design elements, to create a balanced look for your logo.

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Special Features

How do you elevate your restaurant logo from homemade to haute cuisine? Looka’s special features offer the secret ingredient. They say you eat with your eyes first, so an impactful first impression is key for culinary logos. Stacking your text and symbol adds vertical visual interest, drawing the eye to the center of your logo. Want to spice up the look of your logo even more? Font and color pairs can provide a dash of variety to your logo’s text. Finally, plate up your logo in style with a container. Choose from classic squares and circles, or experiment with more abstract shapes. After seasoning your logo with a selection of special features, you’ll be ready to serve it up to customers.

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