BALTIMORE (AP) — The popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out is suing a Maryland restaurant claiming its name, logo and menu is too close to its own.


The Irvine, Calif.-based chain filed an infringement lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The chain claims customers could be led to believe that the Aberdeen, Md., burger joint Grab-N-Go is related to In-N-Out, and is seeking a permanent injunction and unspecified damages.


The suit alleges that Grab-N-Go’s name and color schemes mirror In-N-Out’s signature style. In-N-Out also says that the “Wild Style Burger,” with two beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickle, grilled onions and “wild” sauce is too close to its proprietary “Animal Style” burger.


Grab-N-Go’s owners did not return calls from The Daily Record of Baltimore for comment.


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Comments (3)
  1. james says:

    This is life imitating art didn’t we see this comedic situation in the movie “Coming into America” whent here was a play on MC Donalds…too rich

  2. Anon says:

    I loves me some in-n-out burger (CA Only)

  3. d glen burnie says:

    are they that hard up for money they have to sue somone else be glad they think enough of you to mitate you. if it fact that is what they did .you are 3000 miles away they are not taking any of your business grow up and get a life

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