News – “Nathan’s sues fired hot dog vendor for selling wieners at ‘Natten’s Famous’ cart”

nydailynews.comTo be frank, Nathan’s might have a case.

A fired Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs vendor is in hot water for operating a “Natten’s Famous Hot Dog” cart at Central Park South and Sixth Ave.

Photos of the “Natten’s” cart present a clear link to the lettering of the roughly 35 Nathan’s carts in the city. Papers allege that Samir Ibrahim used to sell legit Nathan’s hot dogs only 13 blocks south.

“He not only copied the name but the presentation: script lettering, green color, swirl underneath,” the suit says.

“After he was terminated, of all the available ways to make a living, he chose to operate a food cart that was nearly identical to a Nathan’s Famous food cart.”

A hearing regarding the sizzling case of wiener impersonation is set for Friday in Manhattan Federal Court.

The sausage scofflaw relished the fight.

“I don’t give a s–t about the lawsuit,” Ibrahim, of Astoria, Queens, told the Daily News.

Samir Ibrahim is pictured with a new non-Nathan's related food cart on June 7, 2018.
Samir Ibrahim is pictured with a new non-Nathan’s related food cart on June 7, 2018. (Irene Spezzamonte for New York Daily News)


A cease and desist letter notes that Ibrahim is familiar with the licensing agreement in place for Nathan’s carts.

My dude Samir aint here for the bullshit, he’s here to sell wieners and he’s going to sell them no matter what. I’m not gonna lie, I giggled at the simple name change to “Nattens” and his quote. This is a man who has run out of fucks to give.

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