Steven, the original 'Hawgs', was given this nick name as a child by his Los Gatos family. He was named 'Hogs Jaws' due to having the fastest set of jaws among the 4 children at the dinner table. “When Matt & Steve were deriving the concept for their restaurant, they decided to change the name from “Hogs” to“Hawgs” . . . And the restaurant, as we know it, was born.