K & F Restaurant Management LLC is set to invade Texas and they reckon they might as well make as grand an entrance as possible.
The method they chose? Slap a lawsuit on local food trailer Izzoz Tacos due to an alleged trademark infringement. K & F Restaurant Management LLC owns Izzo’s Illegal Burritos and they want to bring their corporate, chain, Mexican food to our state. They’re already established in Louisiana and Alabama and are hoping to set up shop in Texas too. As if Chuy’s wasn’t bad enough, now we’ve got the Chuy’s imitators slipping along the I-10 corridor with dollar signs in their eyes.
As a “hey Texas we’re eager to earn your business” they hired Anderson L. Cao of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC who filed suit on Austin Tasty Tacos, Inc. and Jessica Winters. We reckon that’s the company name for Izzoz.
Winters is the sister of the man who originally started Izzoz years ago, John Galindo
Judge Sam Sparks will preside over the matter.
Now let’s pass the mike to our man Jason Cohen over at Texas Monthly who had this to say about the Galindo’s in a recent piece in that publication “The Galindo family’s history with food in Austin goes back 50 years. They ran a restaurant called Casa Loma at E. 7th St. and Lydia.”
Nothing will warm up a community to you faster than gunning for an historically significant, food family in that particular town.
Why didn’t they just jump Eddie Wilson in the parking lot at Threadgill’s?
Izzo’s Illegal Burritos was started 10 years ago in Baton Rouge by Ozzie Fernandez and his business partner Gary Kovacs.
First Voodoo Barbecue started threatening to come to town http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/8/16/New-Orleans-Comes-To-Austin-Voodoo-BBQ-And-Grill-Plans-Texas-Expansion-Austin-Yawns
and now another Louisiana “concept” restaurant is planning on making some Texas money.
Why can’t we coax the guy who owns Casamento’s into coming to Austin? http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/?p=614
We’ll just keep on eating at La Fruta Feliz and El Taco Rico. And don’t mistake us as Izzoz Tacos lovers http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/?p=758
We’re not. We just found the whole lawsuit thing to be an odd way to introduce yourself to a new market. Plus side for Izzoz? Austin has a tendency to bullishly protect its own so this could be a nice little marketing gimmick for them to play up.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the affair.