Luling City Market vs. Luling City Market

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hermitt4d

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Sep 22, 2002, 3:27:17 AM9/22/02
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Does anybody know what the relationship is between the Houston restaurant
on Richmond and the original in Luling? We ate at the one in Luling recently
for the first time and found the BBQ and sauce far superior to what we had
ever had at the place on Richmond and it will be one of our favorite places
to stop when in Central Texas.

Albert Nurick

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Sep 22, 2002, 11:42:42 AM9/22/02
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I wondered the same thing, and asked on our last trip through the area.
According to the folks in Luling, Texas, there is no relationship,
except that the company in Houston is using their name. According to
my source, there is no agreement of any sort in place.

IMO, the establishment in Luling is one of the best in the state;
the one in Houston is simply trading off the reputation. A shame.

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Albert Nurick
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Kelly Younger

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Sep 22, 2002, 11:49:22 AM9/22/02
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And, in my opinion, should be illegal. I think I'll start a hamburger
stand and call it McDonald's...
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Kelly Younger

Albert Nurick

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Sep 22, 2002, 11:55:51 AM9/22/02
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Kelly Younger wrote:

> Albert Nurick wrote:
>> I wondered the same thing, and asked on our last trip through the
>> area. According to the folks in Luling, Texas, there is no
>> relationship, except that the company in Houston is using their
>> name. According to my source, there is no agreement of any sort in
>> place.
>>
>> IMO, the establishment in Luling is one of the best in the state;
>> the one in Houston is simply trading off the reputation. A shame.
>
> And, in my opinion, should be illegal. I think I'll start a hamburger
> stand and call it McDonald's...

Agreed. AFAIK, assumed names (DBAs) are local, so unless Luling City
Market (the real one in Luling) set up one a DBA in Houston under that
name, anyone else is free to do so.

I believe that this practice misleads the consumer. The Houston-based
Luling City Market may do a good job, but I'd rather spend my money
with a firm that's not engaged in this practice.

vonroach

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Sep 23, 2002, 6:55:28 AM9/23/02
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On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 07:27:17 -0000, "hermitt4d" <herm...@yahoo.com>
wrote:

They have the same name. An old story: The San Jacinto Inn and the
c;ones.

vonroach

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Sep 23, 2002, 6:57:58 AM9/23/02
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On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 15:49:22 GMT, Kelly Younger
<kyou...@houston.rr.com> wrote:

>And, in my opinion, should be illegal. I think I'll start a hamburger
>stand and call it McDonald's...
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>Kelly Younger

Be imaginative, call it Delmonico's.

Frank Matthews

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Sep 23, 2002, 9:38:56 AM9/23/02
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Kelly Younger wrote:
> Albert Nurick wrote:

>>hermitt4d wrote:

>>>Does anybody know what the relationship is between the Houston
>>>restaurant on Richmond and the original in Luling? We ate at the one
>>>in Luling recently for the first time and found the BBQ and sauce far
>>>superior to what we had ever had at the place on Richmond and it will
>>>be one of our favorite places to stop when in Central Texas.

>>I wondered the same thing, and asked on our last trip through the area.
>>According to the folks in Luling, Texas, there is no relationship,
>>except that the company in Houston is using their name. According to
>>my source, there is no agreement of any sort in place.

>>IMO, the establishment in Luling is one of the best in the state;
>>the one in Houston is simply trading off the reputation. A shame.

>>Albert Nurick
>>alb...@nurick.com
>>www.nurick.com

> And, in my opinion, should be illegal. I think I'll start a hamburger
> stand and call it McDonald's...

That's pretty much the way the folks from Clan McDonald see it but they
get no respect.

Frank Matthews

lance hirsch

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Sep 23, 2002, 11:46:22 AM9/23/02
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"Kelly Younger" <kyou...@houston.rr.com> wrote in message
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> And, in my opinion, should be illegal. I think I'll start a hamburger
> stand and call it McDonald's...

Reminds me of a story on Sixty Minutes (?) maybe ten years ago about
McDonalds (as in Big Mac) was suing a Scottish Tavern called McDonalds that
had been in business for hundreds of years.

Lance
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Jack Tyler

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Sep 23, 2002, 3:26:07 PM9/23/02
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"hermitt4d" <herm...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Kurt Craig, his Dad and Uncle have run the Luling City Market in Houston for
22 years and are also owners of the Houston Barbeque Company in the center
on Eldridge near The Cafe Red Onion.

Jack Tyler

Albert Nurick

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Sep 23, 2002, 3:49:19 PM9/23/02
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Jack Tyler wrote:
> Kurt Craig, his Dad and Uncle have run the Luling City Market in
> Houston for 22 years and are also owners of the Houston Barbeque
> Company in the center on Eldridge near The Cafe Red Onion.

Did they at some point have an arrangement with the restaurant
in Luling to use their name?

Jack Tyler

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Sep 23, 2002, 3:52:58 PM9/23/02
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"vonroach" <vonr...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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Actually, they don't have the same name. The one in Luling is named,
simply, City Market... people have stuck the name Luling in front of it.
The one in Houston is named Luling City Market.

Jack Tyler

Albert Nurick

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Sep 23, 2002, 3:56:15 PM9/23/02
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Jack Tyler wrote:
> Actually, they don't have the same name. The one in Luling is named,
> simply, City Market... people have stuck the name Luling in front of
> it. The one in Houston is named Luling City Market.

Yep. Seems legally clean (but IANAL), but ethically rather
shady; the intent is clearly to trade on the reputation of
the legendary BBQ establishment in Luling.

Jack Tyler

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Sep 23, 2002, 4:10:14 PM9/23/02
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"Albert Nurick" <alb...@nurick.com> wrote in message
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No. In fact, the one in Luling mentions the one in Houston in some of its
advertising as not having anything to do with it.

Jack Tyler


Albert Nurick

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Sep 23, 2002, 4:32:15 PM9/23/02
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Jack Tyler wrote:
> "Albert Nurick" <alb...@nurick.com> wrote in message
> news:3fKj9.516858$q53.17...@twister.austin.rr.com...
>> Did they at some point have an arrangement with the restaurant
>> in Luling to use their name?
>>
> No. In fact, the one in Luling mentions the one in Houston in some of
> its advertising as not having anything to do with it.

That's the story I got in Luling; I was wondering if it was a
relationship gone bad. Looks like a simple case of deceptive
marketing. Sheesh.

Hane

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Sep 23, 2002, 4:53:09 PM9/23/02
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"Jack Tyler" <market...@houston.rr.com> wrote in message
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Further, Houston's 22 years old is pretty old, but is beat by a long
shot by:
from http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/vol18/issue38/food.bbq.html

"The City Market has been open since 1930 (1958 in its current
location), and pretty much everybody swears that it hasn't changed much
in all those years. But then, why should it? This a truly elegant
operation -- beautifully simple in every detail -- a remarkable blend of
brilliance and consistency."


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