Chipotle Wants Celeb Chef's Ramen Shop Idea Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. argued Wednesday that its dealings with celebrity chef David Chang of Momofuku fame aren't any of fellow celebrity chef Kyle Connaughton's business, urging a New York court to dismiss allegations Chipotle used Connaughton to steal Chang's ramen noodle restaurant idea.

British TV chef Connaughton has alleged in a June 3 lawsuit that Chipotle and its CEO Steven Ells lured him into an employment contract to develop a ramen noodle restaurant chain concept without disclosing that it had already had such a deal...
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