Thursday, November 5, 2009

Little Conquers Big

Once upon a time there was a really, really big burger place. They had restaurants all over the word. Big and powerful. You might recognize their logo.

....and once upon a time there was a really tiny little local burger joint. A mom and pop place in Eden Prairie, a place with the best burgers around. You probably won't recognize their logo! Anyway, the little burger place came up with a catchy slogan to advertise their burgers a few years back. Their slogan asked "WHO'S YOUR PATTY?"

Then all of a sudden, the big burger chain came out with a new burger, the Angus burger, and they started advertising it on billboards asking "WHO'S YOUR PATTY?" Eric and I started seeing the billboards all around town. First thing I said was...they can't do that! Next thing we hear is that our little burger joint is filing a lawsuit against the big burger joint for using their trademarked slogan. Really?? Could a small local burger place win against a world wide corporation?

You bet your burger they can!
The case has been settled...and while they didn't get into the details in the paper, it sure looks like the locals prevailed. Here's a link to the article. And while it might not be a big deal in the scheme of things, it some how gives a person a little hope that right is right and wrong is wrong no matter how big or little you are. I think that we need a little more of that in our world.
Man...I am hungry for a burger all of a sudden.

1 comment:

the Provident Woman said...

I'm glad they didn't get away with it.