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Second Ave. Deli Vs. Heart Attack Grill: Who Owns the Triple Bypass?

Who can tell the difference between a “Triple Bypass Burger” and a “Triple Bypass Sandwich?” Everyone can, according to the owners of the legendary 2nd Avenue Deli.

But an Arizona restaurant seems to think that it has a lock on artery-clogging fare—or at least on the terms used to describe it. Deli owner Jeremy Lebewohl recently received a cease-and-desist letter from the Heart Attack Grill claiming that the deli’s plan to sell a “Triple Bypass Sandwich” violates the other restaurant’s “Triple Bypass Burger” trademark, NYMag’s Grub Street reports. Lebewohl and his co-owners have preemptively sued to declare that there is no trademark infringement.

The Heart Attack Grill’s food (which purportedly has a “taste worth dying for”) is served by waitresses who wear skimpy nurse uniforms and put hospital bracelets on the restaurant’s “patients.”

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Second Ave. Deli Vs. Heart Attack Grill: Who Owns the Triple Bypass?

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