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The name refers to a chef who simply adds an egg to everything to make it better. The first public use of it was by chef Anthony Bourdain in Season 6, Episode 5, of his show No Reservations, which aired on February 2, 2009.
The restaurant's name has been included in a list of risqué names by KCET and the New York Times, with Eli Altman stating that having a boring name may mean that an advertisement doesn't attract attention, and 65 percent of respondents of a KCET poll stating they would be more likely to visit a restaurant with a "gross name". Samuel Muston wrote that "Eggslut" falls into a category of "quirky" restaurant names, but that "the collision of the word 'egg' and 'slut' doesn't exactly encourage the appetite".
- "Eat This Now: Eggslut's Coddled Egg in a Jar". LA Weekly. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- CBS Staff. "Bon Appetit's top 10 best new restaurants in U.S. - CBS News". CBS News. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Katherine Spiers (October 3, 2013). "Sexy Restaurant Names: Do We Like Them?". KCET. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- JOHN GROSSMANN (April 23, 2014). "Risqué Names Reap Rewards for Some Companies". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Samuel Muston: (12 June 2014). "What's in a name? If you're christening a restaurant, then quite a lot". The Independent. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Nell Casey (30 March 2017). "Here's What To Order At Eggslut, The Insanely Popular L.A. Joint Opening In SoHo". gothamist. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- Hannah Sparks (31 March 2017). "This LA import is changing the breakfast sandwich game". NEW YORK POST. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
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