CBS Minnesota reports that the Minneapolis-based Twisted Sister House of Hunger food truck, known locally for its deep-fried hot dogs and Philly sandwiches, was served (this summer) with a cease and desist letter from TS guitarist and manager, Jay Jay French and his attorney.
“It is the opinion of our client, with which we concur, that your use of the name Twisted Sister will cause dilution of our client’s famous mark and will cause confusion among consumers,” stated the letter.
“I cried. I really did. I was just in shock,” said food truck owner, Wesley Kaake. “They want us to pull all existence of ourselves from the Internet, all advertising…It’s a big list of demands.” Kaake says his business isn’t the only one and that six other businesses, including Twisted Sisters Cupcakes in Virginia Beach, have also received cease and desist notices.
“After talking with five other companies across the country as well as one in Serbia who have received a letter from them, we may not be so eager to back down and take it,” said Kaake, who’s hired an attorney. If push comes to shove, he says may just rename the truck after his mom Kathy, who died a couple weeks before he bought it last spring. Kaake noted that TS singer Dee Snider did tweet that it’s out of his hands and he has nothing to due with the legal moves – check out the full article here. Where do you think they came up with that “House of Hunger” name? Just saying…