Weekly Bites: Jack Daniel’s wants case to move to SCOTUS

Welcome to Week 43 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.


Right now the eyes of the nation are glued to the U.S. Supreme Court for a variety of reasons. But you probably wouldn’t have guessed that Jack Daniel’s is one of them.

The iconic whiskey brand is asking that the High Court take up its cease-and-desist case against the makers of a – wait for it – dog toy. Oh yeah – just be warned that there are actual, legal references to poop. Food & Wine has the story.

Jack Daniel’s has invested substantial resources into an image of sophistication,” the company’s attorney Lisa Blatt said. “Accordingly, Jack Daniel’s has a strong interest in protecting its trademarks and trade dress from association with juvenile bathroom humor […] In other words, because the court of appeals thought VIP Products’ notorious copying was funny, it held that the company has a First Amendment interest in confusing consumers into believing that Jack Daniel’s sponsors a dog toy spotlighting poop.

You can read the full report here from Food & Wine.


  • Houston’s Food Bank is distributing nearly 1 million pounds of food daily, per the Associated Press.
  • Chef Bobby Flay is closing his famed Mesa Grill, which has operated at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than 15 years. But don’t worry – there’s a new concept coming, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.  (By the way – if you want to know more about the Las Vegas dining scene, check out our Talk of the Town series for Las Vegas).
  • Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to more than 200 of its brands – most of them coming in “the hydration space” according to Fox Business.


Looking to socially distance this Halloween, but not sure on the etiquette or proper candy delivery system? Mashable has put together a collection of social media posts that offer tips.

Some are simple, while others are extremely clever.


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Get caught up on last week’s Weekly Bites here.

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