Taco Chon has experienced a swell of community support following news that the business owner was being sued by Taco John’s based on their name.
Taco Chon owner Juan Ramos said the business has seen many new customers who have come in wanting to express their support for the business.
According to a complaint filed in United States District Court in Minnesota, Taco John’s is asking for a permanent injunction to keep Taco Chon from using that name for any Mexican-themed restaurant; give Taco John’s all of Taco Chon’s profits while the business operated under the name Taco Chon; and that Taco Chon pays damages, attorney fees and court costs.
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Additionally, an acquaintance of Ramos’ started a GoFundMe for $150,000 that Ramos said would be used for legal costs. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than $2,400 had been raised.
Ramos said he wants to thank everyone who has come in to support Taco Chon.
Sarah Kocher is the business reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Reach her at 320-255-8799 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @SarahAKocher.
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