At The Behest of In-N-Out, The Kettle Renames Its Double-Double

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The Kettle's former "Double-Double"
The Kettle's former "Double-Double" Photo: The Kettle via Facebook

The Kettle has been serving burgers 24/7 to Manhattan Beach for 40 years. But it’s not slipping under the radar of In-N-Out, who will threaten to sue anyone that gets too close to its turf. Manhattan Beach Patch reports that the Bible-thumping burger chain has asked The Kettle to cease and desist in calling one of its burgers a "Double Double," the same name as In-N-Out’s trademarked, stacked staple. How is the restaurant reacting?

The Kettle's former "Double-Double"
The Kettle's former "Double-Double" Photo: The Kettle via Facebook

Rather than get all defiant about it, The Kettle is agreeing and furthermore, an owner says she’s actually "flattered" that the big boys at In-N-Out have given them some attention. Kettle owners are wisely making the most of the challenge, holding a contest to rename the burger. Current frontrunners include The 6 Man Burger and The Highlander, both in honor of its South Bay location. You can follow the voting on Facebook this morning, while we keep our eyes peeled for In-N-Out’s next target. [Patch via LAist]