A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 10, 2012
Bubba Dump (Bubba Gump Shrimp Company nickname)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company takes its name and inspiration from the movie Forrest Gump (1994); the characters Forrest Gump and Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue went into the shrimping business together. The name Bubba Gump Shrimp Company has been trademarked since 1996.

The obvious Bubba Gump derogatory nickname of “Bubba Dump” has been cited in print since at least 2010. A waste disposal service company trademarked the name “Bubba Dump” from 2006.


Wikipedia: Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is a seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump. As of September 2010, thirty-two Bubba Gump restaurants operate worldwide. Twenty-two of these locations are in the United States, three are in Japan, two are located in Mexico, two are in Malaysia, and one each in the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The company is based in San Clemente, California, and has been a division of Landry’s Restaurants since 2010.

The first Bubba Gump restaurant opened in 1996 in Monterey, California by Viacom Consumer Products. That firm’s parent company, Viacom, is owner of Paramount Pictures (the distributor of Forrest Gump“Bubba” Blue and Forrest Gump. In the film, Bubba suggested the shrimping business and ultimately Forrest pursued the idea after Bubba’s death in the Vietnam War.

Webeneezer Scrooge
“Halliburton of a mess you’ve gotten us into, Oily”
PUBLISHED IN: UNCATEGORIZED ON MAY 1, 2010 AT 8:43 AM
(...)
And even Forrest himself wants you to know that they’re changing the name of the company to The Bubba “Dump” Shrimp Company to more accurately reflect the current condition of The Gulf of Mexico after the British Petroleum Oil Rig blew up this past week.

PJNet Malaysia Forum
Rice_Owl84
30-Jul-2010, 01:33 PM
Go to the Curve. Lots of good western food there all pact in one place. You can try Bubba Dump Shrimps, Marche etc. Go try one restaurant every weekend!

Serious Eats
Restaurant Nicknames
AUG 3, 2010
12:37 PM
(...)
philandlauren
2:06PM ON 08/03/10
Bubba Dump (bubba gump shrimp)

tripadvisor
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: Restaurant Reviews
401 Biscayne Blvd, Ste R100, Miami, FL 33132-1954 (Downtown)
jrtraveler07
“Run Forest Run, away from here!!”
Reviewed 27 August 2011 via mobile
While I was in Miami for the Finals I went to Bubba Gump’s with a buddy of mine. (...) Do not come here this place should be called Bubba Dump!!

tripadvisor
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: Restaurant Reviews
700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
Travelmess
“Bubba Dump”
Reviewed January 11, 2012
Sorry, when they count the shrimp out in a shrimp restaurant, you know you’re in the wrong place.....

Yelp
Elite ‘12
7/12/2012
Bubba Gump is really more like Bubba...Dump.

What an awful tourist trap.  I went here with two friends who were visiting from out of town and were actually stopping at all of the Bubba Gumps in CA.  I had never been but wanted to see my friends so we went to the Long Beach location.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. RESTAURANT & MARKET
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Apparel, namely, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pajamas, boxer shorts, baseball caps. FIRST USE: 19960323. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960323
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.19.09 - Crawfish; Crayfish; Crustaceans; Lobsters; Prawns; Shrimp
03.19.26 - Costumed fish and other sea creatures with human attributes; Costumed sea mammals; Costumed seals
06.03.03 - Ocean; Ripples (multiple waves); Waves, open sea (multiple waves)
09.05.02 - Top hats
24.09.07 - Advertising, banners; Banners
26.01.17 - Circles, two concentric; Concentric circles, two; Two concentric circles
Serial Number 78918916
Filing Date June 28, 2006
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition December 12, 2006
Registration Number 3213538
Registration Date February 27, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) Paramount Pictures Corporation CORPORATION DELAWARE 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood CALIFORNIA 90038
Attorney of Record Scott Martin
Prior Registrations 2424865;2646170
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “CO.” and “RESTAURANT & MARKET” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark BUBBA DUMP ROLL-OFFS AT YOUR DISPOSAL!
Goods and Services IC 037. US 100 103 106. G & S: Waste disposal services. FIRST USE: 20060609. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060609
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.03.02 - Ovals, plain single line; Plain single line ovals
26.03.08 - Letters, numerals or punctuation forming the perimeter of an oval or bordering the perimeter of an oval; Ovals having letters or numerals as a border; Ovals having punctuation as a border
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code NOTATION-SYMBOLS Notation Symbols such as Non-Latin characters,punctuation and mathematical signs,zodiac signs,prescription marks
SHAPES-COLORS-3-OR-MORE Design listing or lined for three or more colors
SHAPES-OVALS Oval figures or designs including incomplete ovals and one or more ovals
Serial Number 77100952
Filing Date February 6, 2007
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition February 19, 2008
Registration Number 3523095
Registration Date October 28, 2008
Owner (REGISTRANT) Bubba Dump, Inc. CORPORATION LOUISIANA 2160 Mars Court Bakersfield CALIFORNIA 93308
Attorney of Record James M. Duncan
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “DUMP” AND “ROLL-OFFS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The color(s) red, black and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the words BUBBA DUMP which appear in red stylized block letters outlined in black and white. The words contained within a red and black oval outline, where the bottom of the oval is completed by the words “Roll-offs at your disposal!” appearing in black
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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