Maryland Burger Joint "Livid" Over Trademark Infringement Lawsuit, Says They've Never Heard of In-N-Out
Aberdeen, Maryland's Grab-N-Go burger has gone all "how dare you?!" after SoCal burger chain In-N-Out Burger slapped them with a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement. An exec for the burger joint, Gus Siperko, says the folks at Grab-N-Go "are really rather livid over this," reports the OC Register.Oh, and, In-N-Out who? What? Apparently Siperko has "never heard of" the iconic and beloved fast food chain. His first introduction to In-N-Out was via the cease and desist letter sent to the Aberdeen restaurant--which many say has an interior that's closer to a Five Guys burger joint.
At issue is the Grab-N-Go logo, and its yellow swoop that In-N-Out says is too close for comfort to their big yellow boomerang. Siperko says Grab-N-Go offered to alter the font on their logo, but that In-N-Out said that simply wasn't enough.
Another claim by In-N-Out is that Grab-N-Go's "Wild Style" burger is an awful lot like their "Animal Style" burger.
In-N-Out has not commented about the Grab-N-Go suit. They've sued several other restaurants over the past few years over trademark infringement, and won every time. Siperko says they're getting a lawyer.