Celeb Chef Sues Chipotle Over Alleged Ramen Ripoff

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- British TV chef Kyle Connaughton sued Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and its chief executive officer Monday in New York state court, accusing them of duping him into a plan to steal the ramen-noodle ideas of David Chang, a prominent chef of the Momofuku noodle bar chain.

The complaint, filed in Manhattan, alleges that Chipotle CEO Steven Ells hired Connaughton to develop a chain of ramen-style restaurants similar to Chipotle's national chain of Mexican grills without informing Connaughton that he previously had signed a confidential agreement with...
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