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Teenagers reportedly disregard calorie counts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 18 2011

A recent study claims that teenagers notice but ultimately disregard calorie counts on fast-food menu boards, ordering the same number of calories as they did before New York City's mandatory labeling laws took effect

Chicken chain claims “Eat More Kale” infringes its trademark

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2011

After Vermont-based folk artist Bo Muller-Moore decided to apply for a federal trademark to protect his “Eat More Kale” T-shirt design, fast-food chain Chick-fil-A reportedly accused him of infringing its “Eat Mor Chikin” trademark

Fast food workers vote against unionizing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2010

Employees at 10 Minneapolis-based Jimmy John's sandwich shops have reportedly voted against joining the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which has since alleged that the close election "was marred by misconduct."

Michelle Obama urges restaurants to offer healthier fare

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama recently urged restaurants to offer healthier fare to help reduce "obesity-related conditions" in the United States

Court denies temporary relief sought in challenge to foie gras ban, sets briefing schedule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2012

A federal court in California has denied the ex parte request of foie gras producers to temporarily halt California’s enforcement of a ban on the sale of any product that is the result of force-feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging its liver beyond normal size

Chipotle claims Kroger chicken product infringes and dilutes its trademark

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., which operates 1,250 “fast-casual” restaurants throughout the United States, has sued The Kroger Co. in Colorado federal court, alleging that the grocery store chain has infringed the CHIPOTLE trademark by using the descriptor on its spicy fried chicken take-out products

Insurers dispute coverage for food-related injury

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Seeking a declaration about respective indemnity obligations, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. has filed a complaint in a California federal court against several other insurance companies in a dispute stemming from a neurological injury allegedly caused by the mahi-mahi fish served in a fish burrito at a Rubio’s Restaurant

Olive Garden owner sues TGI Friday’s franchisee for trademark infringement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

Darden Concepts, Inc. has filed a trademark infringement action against a TGI Friday’s franchisee located in San Diego, California, alleging that its use of “Never Ending Shrimp” to promote one of its menu offerings infringes the “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” mark that Darden has registered and used in its Olive Garden restaurants for 15 years

FDA issues terms for voluntary compliance with menu labeling regulations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a notice specifying the terms and conditions for voluntary compliance with section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which established nutritional labeling requirements for chain restaurants with more than 20 locations and vending machine operators with more than 20 machines

Non-natural meat claims against Chipotle survive motion to dismiss

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

A federal court in California has denied Chipotle Mexican Grill’s motion to dismiss putative class claims alleging that the company fraudulently represents that it uses only naturally raised meat in its menu items