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No pro athlete is more dedicated to "Taco Tuesdays" than LeBron James. The NBA star has made Taco Tuesdays a family tradition in the James home. So it's only fitting that he apply to trademark the name. Right?

But one Mexican restaurant is protesting LeBron trademark filing because it might hurt their business.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, a company named Taco Tuesday, Inc. filed a letter of protest against James after he tried to trademark "Taco Tuesday."

Taco Tuesday Mexican Grill is located in Wood Dale, Illinois and has been serving up delicious Mexican food since April 2016.

In a letter filed with the trademark office, TTI claims the restaurant "specializes in taco sales," and has spent a significant amount of cash operating and marketing their business under the Taco Tuesday name.

The restaurant's marketing efforts paid off with featured appearances on the "Chicago's Best" TV show and social media shout outs.

TTI is worried that if LeBron trademarks the name they may lose their restaurant and their livelihood.

"Protestor's company would be crippled if precluded from using its own business name in Internet marketing channels," the letter stated.

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A group of armed men and women pointed a gun at Popeyes workers and demanded an order of spicy fried chicken sandwiches. The perpetrators, which consisted of three men and two women, were reportedly hungry and angry when workers told them the restaurant was out of sandwiches.

KTRK in Houston reports that a baby was with the group.

Popeyes reportedly ordered all franchise restaurants to stop serving the coveted sandwiches after a series of violent incidents at inner city locations put customers and workers in danger.

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The Popeyes chicken sandwich craze took off after the restaurant's rival, Chic-fil-A, challenged them to a chicken sandwich duel on social media.

Black Twitter took sides in the Popeyes/Chic-fil-A memes war and customers stampeded into Popeyes restaurants to sample the sandwiches for themselves.

But police say Monday night's holdup at a southeast Houston Popeyes drive up window was no laughing matter.

After workers informed the "mob" that there were no sandwiches, the group tried to enter the restaurant, but workers locked the doors. One of the men pulled a gun and threatened to open fire.

Police say the aforementioned baby was left alone in the car to fend for itself.

Police are looking for the group who fled the restaurant empty handed.

Last week, Popeyes released a statement saying the high demand for their product resulted in the sandwiches being sold out everywhere.

In the statement, Popeyes said, "We, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible."

But Black Twitter is not buying the story. They say chickens and bread are plentiful in grocery stores all over the country. And there have been no reported shortages of supplies at Chic-fil-A or other fast food restaurants.

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A mouse startled customers when it jumped into a deep fryer at a Central Texas Whataburger restaurant. The incident happened in full view of paying customers at a Whataburger in Bastrop, Texas on Sunday morning.

A Facebook user shared video of the mouse running around on a countertop near the deep fryer station. The Facebook user provided narration as a customer went behind the counter to trap the mouse.

As the customer attempted to catch the mouse, the terrified critter leaped into the deep fryer full of hot grease.

Brushawn Lewis, who uploaded the video, wrote, "This s--- is crazy I'm at whataburger in Bastrop Tx. It's a damn rat just out in the open!".

"Oh, he went in the grease! That h*e is fried!" said Lewis. The video was viewed over 1 million times.

A restaurant worker offered refunds to customers who waited patiently for their orders.

A spokesman for Whataburger restaurants responded to the Facebook post, saying the particular Whataburger location was shut down and "sanitized".

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us. In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized. We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members. While we'll continue to be very diligent, it's important to know there was no history of this type incident at this unit and there is no ongoing issue. A member of our team would like to reach out and address any concerns. Can you please share your contact information with us?"

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Popeyes' viral marketing campaign for its chicken sandwich is a huge success. Lines were wrapped around the block for the new spicy chicken sandwich at many Popeyes locations. But hungry customers are accusing the fast food giant of deliberately running out of the sandwich in restaurants nationwide.

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Popeyes crispy chicken sandwich is still all the rage in Black communities. The sandwich is in such demand that lines queue down the block and chair throwing brawls have broken out inside restaurants. Janet wanted to see what the hoopla is for herself. But she's Janet Jackson, so she needed a police escort to jump the lines.

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It looks like Popeyes is the clear winner in the fierce battle of chicken sandwiches with rival Chic-Fil-A. Popeyes Chicken racked up $20 million in sales since introducing its new spicy fried chicken sandwich this month. Black Twitter users who raved about the new chicken sandwich triggered stampedes at many Popeyes locations.

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U.S President Donald Trump turned to his friends at McDonald's to cater lunch as he welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to celebrate their national football Championship at the White House in Washington, DC on January 14.

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Hartford, Connecticut police arrested a fast food restaurant manager who allegedly shot and killed a cook during an argument over negative Yelp reviews.

James Goolsby, 28, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with the murder of fry cook Norris Jackson following an argument at Bonchon Chicken in Manchester, CT on Saturday. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Goolsby's girlfriend, Leanne Robitaille, 23, who also worked at the restaurant, turned herself in to police on Tuesday and was charged with hindering prosecution. Her bail was set at $100,000.

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A North Carolina woman confronted a Steak n' Shake worker who allegedly drained her bank account of $600 in fraudulent debit card charges. Courtney Parks, 27, posted a video of the confrontation on Facebook.com where it went viral on Thursday.

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The Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept. arrested a suspect seen brazenly robbing a Jimmy Johns restaurant in a video that has since gone viral.

The suspect, a black male, is seen in surveillance footage placing an order at a Jimmy Johns location at 3900 Broadway Blvd on Wednesday, April 26.

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More bad news for local businessman Raymond Scott, aka Benzino. The former reality TV star closed down his poorly-rated fast food restaurant Crab Trap, apparently after receiving too many bad reviews online.

Meanwhile, his ex-fiancee and baby mama Althea Heart is on an extended vacay in Dubai with yet another baller with deep pockets.

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Reality TV couple Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna were spotted picking up some fast food at the McDonald's drive thru window. Chyna bowed her head in shame when she spotted the paparazzi. Clearly she was embarrassed. She promotes herself as Rob's personal trainer and savior, but it looks like she needs a personal trainer herself. Why are they in the McDonald's drive through? Isn't she supposed to be helping Rob lose weight? The 27-year-old former stripper is gaining weight due to the stress of trying to sell her and Rob's engagement as authentic. So far, not one cable network producer has offered the duo a reality TV deal.

Do better, girl.

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A DeKalb police officer responding to one of over a dozen false burglar alarms at a DeKalb Church's Chicken Restaurant finally caught the culprits.

Shining his flashlight through a window, the officer spotted rats enjoying a chicken buffet inside the restaurant after hours.

The health department is not amused.

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New surveillance video from a fast food restaurant seems to support incarcerated hip hop executive Suge Knight's claim that he was ambushed and attacked by two former friends. Knight said he was fleeing for his life when he accidentally ran over both men with his red SUV. At least one of the men appeared to have a gun in his hand. Knight was later arrested after he turned himself in to the LAPD.

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