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Yankees Unveil New Milkshakes That Are Pretty Obvious Black Tap Knockoffs
Yankee Stadium concessions enter the Instagram-dessert copycat game.
New York’s Best Slice Shop Is Suing Copycat Pizzerias
If you’re knocking off Joe’s, probably need a better name than “Joe’s Pizza of the Village.”
Court Says Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Might Violate U.S. Laws
Bad news for the perennial thorn in the U.S. grocer’s side.
A Fake KFC in Iran Was Shut Down After One Day Because It Seemed Too Real
Reports called the opening of KFC Halal the “first sign of creeping US influence.”
Someone Opened a ‘Mash Donald’s’ for Big Mac–Deprived
“We are trying to get as close as we can get to the McDonald’s experience,” the owner says.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ Korean ‘Cronut’ Finally Invades America
The chain claims it had been working on this, you know, long before Dominique Ansel became a household name.
Grimaldi’s Shanghai Imposter Looks Pretty Horrible
The impostors even have a bright blue sign that reads, “I’m gonna make you a pizza you can’t refuse.”
Jack in the Box’s Cronut Knockoffs Get Improbably Good Reviews
“Be skeptical, by all means. I sure was.”
Café Behind Cronut Knockoff Was ‘Thrilled’ to Get Cease and Desist
“To think that the original creator of the cronut that is so popular cares what I’m doing in Shreveport baffles me.”
Halal Guys Sue Knockoff Gyro Cart Staffed With Imposter Halal Guys
The “spurious designation” causes confusion that puts their reputation “at stake.”
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Jack in the Box Test-Markets Its Own Lousy Cronut Knockoff
“Croissant Donuts” could be coming to the local drive-through.
11 Customer Reactions to Williams-Sonoma’s New Cronut Knockoff
The copycat market for Dominique Ansel’s cronut expands to the high-end retailer.
There’s a Ramen Burger Knockoff in the Philippines
Only one outlet is selling it with the tagline “disgusting and overhyped piece of shit.”
Taste-Testing Dunkin’ Donuts’ Korean Cronut Knockoffs
Beloved in New York, Dominique Ansel’s Cronuts are now being mass-produced by Dunkin’ Donuts Korea. So how do they taste?
Dunkin’ Donuts Figured Out How to Make Cronuts
Dunkin’ Donuts Korea puts a cronut knockoff into production.
How to Pretend You’re Anthony Bourdain
Six of Bourdain’s favorite things, for our consumption.
How Profitable Is a Crown Fried Chicken?
A glimpse at a KFC knockoff’s p&l.
Dunkin’ Donuts Soils Last Sacred Thing
They’ve got the street vendors now.
A Brief History of Restaurant Rip-off Lawsuits
Mr. Chow isn’t the first to sue for identity theft. But could he be the first to win?
Trader Joe’s to Trader John’s: Oh No You Didn’t
It turns out Gristedes is behind the mysterious Trader John’s. And the company is in trouble.