As a result of the lawsuit between barbecue sauce company Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and barbecue restaurants and music venue Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, the latter changed the names of three of its Austin-area locations to Do-Rite Barbecue.
The Stubb’s-Do-Rite name change, which happened sometime in mid-November 2018, applies to Stubb’s locations at Brentwood Christmas-forever dive bar Lala’s Little Nugget, downtown dive Mean Eyed Cat, and far southwest convenience store/gas station/restaurant/bar Graceland Grocery. The original restaurant and music venue on 801 Red River is still called Stubb’s Bar-B-Q though, as of now.
One World Foods, Inc. and its parent company McCormick and Co, which owns Stubb’s retail barbecue sauce bottles, sued Stubb’s the barbecue restaurant, which is run by FBR Management, in 2016, over the potential name confusion as a result of the group’s expansion into bars.
As part of the settlement deal in 2017, Stubb’s the restaurant had to change its name and One World Foods Inc. owns the name and the trademark.
Do-Rite’s menu is essentially the same, with smoked meats offered by the pound or plate, from brisket, turkey breasts, sausages, chicken, and pork spare-ribs. Then there are barbecue snacks like nachos, sliders, tacos, and queso, plus desserts like banana pudding and pecan pie
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q opened in 1968 by original owner C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield. One World bought the branding in 1991, and there was an oral contract in 1996 which allowed the restaurant to use the name while One World produced the bottled barbecue sauces.
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