HOUSTON -- AnupscaleHouston restaurant has been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn't change the name of its Double-Double hamburgers.
The Underbelly Restaurant, located on Westheimer, received a letter from In-N-Out Burgers explaining it had trademarked the name Double-Double.
The burger chainordered Underbelly to stop using it.
Underbelly s Executive Chef and Owner Chris Shepherd said he s neverbeen to anIn-N-Out.
I thought it was pretty funny, Shepherd said.
So he decided to change the name of the burger to the Cease and Desist, in reference to the lawsuit threat.
I understand. We have things we don't want people using too, Shepherd said. I didn't know the words would be trademarked.
The Cease and Desist is made with double meat and double cheese.
It s great, juicy, full-flavored and the cheese is excellent and it s the right proportion, said diner Rob Walker.
The chef often changes the names of the burgers, depending on how they are made in order to keep the menu fresh.
He s not sure how long he ll keep the Cease and Desist burger on his menu, but they are sellinglike hotcakes.