In-N-Out Slaps Smashburger With Lawsuit Over ‘Triple Double’ Burger

August 29, 2017

The CA-based chain says it’s too similar to its Double-Double and Triple Triple

In-N-Out Burger has filed a lawsuit alleging competitor Smashburger’s latest menu item infringes on the Southern California-based chain’s burger menu trademarks, according to the Orange Country Register. The complaint filed on August 28 in California claims that Smashburger’s “Triple Double” burger is too similar to In-N-Out’s Double-Double and Triple Triple (trademarked without the hyphen) burgers.

In-N-Out was founded in 1948 as a quick-service burger stand. While the chain is only found in six states, it has developed a cultish following worldwide. According to the filing, In-N-Out