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Hooters Sues Rival

Alleging Breastaurant Knockoff

9/30/2011 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hooters
claims another restaurant chain stole its trade secrets ... no, not chicken wings ... it's another part of the bird.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ, Hooters claims a former VP defected to a competing company -- La Cima Restaurants, LLC  which is now developing a competing boob-intensive chain called "Twin Peaks" -- but before he left he allegedly pilfered some highly-sensitive documents which serve as a business road map.

Hooters contends Joseph Hummel, the alleged Benedict Arnold of large and often artificial brests, is now in possession of plans related to management, recruitment, distribution and sales.  As for recruitment, we're thinking it should be kinda obvious.

Hooters wants a judge to order La Cima to fire Hummel and to ignore whatever they now know about Hooters based on the sensitive documents.  Good luck with that one.

Breast wars ... sounds delicious.

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Cap10John    

"Brests?" Get a spell-checker!

1034 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Sounds like a titillating story.


Keep me abreast of further news updates.

1034 days ago
3.

McG    

Put you "brest" foot forward. Or wing? Leg? TMZ typos are funny.

1034 days ago
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Mark    

haha twin peaks was an awesome show... and a great name for a titty resturant

1034 days ago
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longagain    

"wants a judge to order La Cima to fire Hummel and to ignore whatever they now know about Hooters". Most companies are run by men so this will be impossible to implement.

1034 days ago
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anony    

"Breastaraunt"--don't tell me that TMZ actually came up with that.
If I wanted to get into that business, that's EXACTLY what I'd call my restaurant.

1034 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Maybe you should get a spell checker. Spell-check is hyphenated. Spell checker isn't.

1034 days ago
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Vagitarian    

I want to be Twin Peaks' new "talent" recruiter.

1034 days ago
9.

Missy    

I think this theme is a bit played out!

1034 days ago
10.

YourMomsMan    

There is a knock off hooters near my house called KNOCKERS!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/knockers-sports-rock-cafe-rancho-cucamonga

1034 days ago
11.

asstird    

This isn't fair!You can't trademark bOObs.
I am starting a camplain called "freedom for bOObs"tm

1034 days ago
12.

TMZebra    

I hope they serve chicken wings at the court hearing.

1034 days ago
13.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm waiting for someone to start up a chain called 'single dingle' or something like that, where you can see clearly the boners of the wait staff through some real tight short shorts! now THAT! would make me huuuuuungryyyy!!! yummy yum. i don't think i'd ever want to eat anywhere else from then on!!

1034 days ago
14.

Brandon    

These what ever you want to call them are closing down everywhere there is so much garbage it ha***** its limit

1034 days ago
15.

Simon P. Bedard    

C'mon you think just because it is the same in your minds,it's the same in everyone's mind?Get real and into the 21rst century!..I say rock on !

1033 days ago
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