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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sure, 'Chairman Bao' Is Punny, But Who Gets the Credit?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 6:50 PM

It's fun until somebody gets sued. - MEL B./YELP
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  • It's fun until somebody gets sued.

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Mobile Cuisine Magazine is floating an online poll, for what it's calling the punniest food truck name. There are 10 nominees, culled coast to coast, including L.A.'s Grill Em All, Miami's Miso Hungry, and Baltimore's Juana Burrito. The single San Francisco entry: Chairman Bao. As of 6:39 p.m. PST the L.A. truck Naan Stop was leading (with 133 votes), while the Chairman (16 votes) was tied for third. Ruh-roh: Considering allegations that MobiMunch ― the company that operates the bao truck ― has been accused of, um, being inspired for its name choice, and that the name's been trademarked by somebody else, this could get ugly.

Let's put it this way: We wouldn't want to be Eddie Huang's drywall.

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