Sandwich Wars in Bangor
Bangor's Coffee Pot sandwich shop spawned several imitations when it closed in 2009. Now two of the stores — the Coffee Pot Cafe and the Legacy Sandwich Shop — are in a legal dispute over the rights to market a sandwich inspired by the Coffee Pot's most meal, an Italian sandwich with ham or salami, onions, cheese, and vegetables.
According to the Bangor Daily News, the owners of Coffee Pot Cafe LLC have filed a civil complaint in U.S. District Court, alleging that The Legacy Sandwich LLC infringed on its trademark names for its sandwiches and that it engaged in deceptive trade practices.
Down East reported on the sandwich's robust afterlife in North by East in June 2010.