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In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash for Delivering Its Food Without Permission

The delivery service used a fake In-N-Out logo on its website.

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Loyal fans of In-N-Out Burger might be thrilled at the prospect of having a Double-Double and Animal-style fries delivered to their front door, but the iconic burger chain feels otherwise. The company has filed a lawsuit against popular food delivery service DoorDash, reports TMZ.

Similar to other third-party delivery services like GrubHub, DoorDash — which raised an additional $35 million last spring for a total valuation of around $600 million — offers customers the ability to order food from numerous restaurants via its website or mobile app.

In the complaint, filed November 6 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, In-N-Out accuses the California-based delivery startup of trademark infringement and unfair competition, and seeks a permanent injunction to get DoorDash to stop delivering its food. The lawsuit says that “despite the fact that [DoorDash] is in no way affiliated with [In-N-Out], [DoorDash] has advertised, and continues to advertise, that it delivers food from [In-N-Out]’s restaurants” — even displaying a fake In-N-Out logo.

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