Mitchells & Butlers

Design & Branding


Mitchells & Butlers came to APS after recognising a gap in the market for a quick turn around steak restaurant. Our task was to create a completely new restaurant name and brand identity as well as to design all of the supporting launch collateral that would ultimately help them really stake a claim in the crowded restaurant market.

Firstly, we needed to come up with a name – and out of a long list of suggestions, we hit on Son of Steak. From there we set about creating a refreshing personality that would inform the design, menu, and style of the restaurants, based on key insights on who the target audience would be.


Working with the Son of Steak chefs, we directed a photoshoot that would capture the food, environment and feel of the restaurant. We also developed a strong tone of voice for a variety of multi-channel communications to enable the restaurant to attract customers with a little disruption.


This complete top-to-bottom rebrand was handled on time and to budget, which allowed the first Sons of Steak restaurant to open as scheduled in Birmingham. The launch of the new brand was met with a huge amount of positivity by both Mitchells & Butlers and the people of Birmingham.

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