News | Change of Name for Latest B&B Concepts Location

By | March 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm | No comments | Entertainment & News, Restaurant & Bar News, Restaurant & Bar Openings, Restaurants + Bars | Tags: , ,

The latest endeavor by Bread & Butter Concepts owner Alan Gaylin is changing its name.  The restaurant group that has brought the KC dining scene Gram & Dun, BRGR, and Urban Table over the last few years is slated to open a taco shop at the corner of 47th and Mission Rd. in Roeland Park.  Located across the street from the world famous Oklahoma Joes BBQ restaurant, the latest concept from Bread & Butter has had a couple of challenges as of late.

Originally slated to open as Big Papi Taco spring 2013, the restaurant group found out that this name may infringe upon the nickname of baseball star David “Big Papi” Ortiz.  To avoid potential legal issues or trademark infringement, the new restaurant will be known as Taco Republic.

Here is the official press release on the matter:



Big Papi Makes Name Change Prior to Opening

Kansas City, KS (March 27, 2013) – Big Papi Taco, the upcoming fourth restaurant in the Bread & Butter Concepts restaurant group, will now be called Taco Republic. Due to trademark issues with the Big Papi name, owner Alan Gaylin has decided that the name change is a necessary step. “We were informed by US Patent & Trademark Office that ‘Big Papi Taco’ would  be disallowed because [baseball player] David Ortiz’ celebrity status is too recognizable. This is a very unique ruling as Ortiz does not own the trademark ‘Big Papi.’  They said it would be approved with permission personally from  Ortiz,” said Gaylin, “which would invite further possible complications.” Gaylin, his partners, and marketing team decided on Taco Republic for the name change. Taco Republic will be located at 500 County Line Road in Kansas City, Kansas, and will be opening in late Spring of 2013.


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