Most of us don’t think to check a restaurant’s merch while we dine out, but we should. Certain chains and restaurants have put a lot of creative work into their attires or everyday employee “uniforms.” This new tradition has been popularized in most L.A-based shops, as we see more and more waiters and waitresses wearing cool concept tees that catch our eyes. We really think that this will eventually catch on and become the predecessors or companions to say, classic rock-band tees. We took a look at some of our favourite industry shirts, so you can purchase one today.


Artists Sean Ellingson and Ryan Broomberg were tapped to design merch for everybody’s favourite burger joint, In-N-Out. The tees pay homage to the restaurant’s West Coast origins with palm trees basking in the sunset at the back, along with their logo in the front. 


Burgerlords aims to be a space that fosters a burger-loving community. With that being said, they have a wide selection of merchandise, and they continually work with other creatives to release new pieces. This particular tee  is designed by Charlie Staunton of Virgil Normal, a menswear boutique that stocks their shelves with new and vintage items.


Momofuku is a culinary brand established by chef David Chang in 2004. Since opening his first Noodle bar in New York, it has expanded to cities like Toronto, Sydney and Washington D.C. One of our favourite shirts they’ve released is entitled “Hatched” drawn by artist, Jason Polan. The shirts were created to celebrate the  Noodle Bar’s tenth year anniversary and the portions of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.


Founded in Hawaii, Honolulu, Leonard’s bakery gained a reputation for  their savoury malasadas treats (a Portuguese tradition).This Happy Box T-Shirt features a box of malasadas on the back with Leonard’s logo on the front.

Other notable restaurant industry merchandise include: Trejo’s Tacos, Gourmand,The Good Stuff Cookie Co, Mikkeller, and Mission Chinese FoodLet us know which one you pick and share with us how you would style it!

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