Audio: Texas Taco Tussle

AM 820 News interviewed ABC News Correspondent, Jim Ryan about the alleged “Taco Bible” theft:


The Dirty Sanchez. Mr. Pink. The Democrat. The Republican. Fans of Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos will immediately recognize these as some of the creative names the company has developed for its signature dishes. Now, a lawsuit alleges that a competitor has stolen the company’s secrets and opened a new restaurant that mimics Torchy’s distinctive items.

The alleged culprit? Texas Taco Company, a three-outlet chain that started in Baytown and has locations in Friendswood and Magnolia.

Chefs can’t trademark recipes, but do style and presentation make a recipe so unique that it’s a trade secret? That’s one of the issues at the heart of the lawsuit.

Source: Culture Map