We've been open since 1990. We serve American diner style breakfast, American and Greek lunch (burgers, gyros, salads), and American and Greek dinner (Greek specialties, steaks, seafood). We're only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings so we don't want anything too elegant looking. Our food is homemade, fresh, and delicious, and a lot of it is our own family recipes.
We're located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, so we have mostly tourists stopping in to eat for their first time while they're on vacation. We also have several hotels surrounding us, so we want something bold that will capture their guests attention and invite them in. We want a logo that has a homestyle feel, but a little more modern-looking than your average "mom and pop" place since we are also open weekends for dinner.
Cape Canaveral is known for our Port (Port Canaveral) where many cruise ships come and go daily, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle and rockets, beaches, fishing, surfing, and seafood. We're thinking we might want to incorporate "Cape Canaveral, Florida (or FL)" in there somehow. At least for our merchandise we plan to create and sell soon.
We are a Greek family, so Greek references would be ok, but if so, not many. We've used Greek Key in a few designs... for example, our menu has a (blue) Greek Key border on every page. We don't want the logo to look "too Greek" because then people might think we are only a Greek restaurant which we are far from.
We think we want a more simple logo that we can use for our menu cover, t-shirts, mugs, business card, etc. But feel free to be creative and give us options, because this is our first real logo and we don't really know what is out there and what can be done. We are open to your ideas and we want to be wowed! We definitely want "Zachary's" to be the most bold and clear, and legible from our business sign from a distance.... Sometimes people even just stop in just because of the name Zachary!
Thank you for your time!