If you've ever found yourself hangry in an In-N-Out drive-through, bemoaning why you couldn't just order a Double-Double from the comfort of your home, you may have been ecstatic to find that, until recently, the delivery service DoorDash promised to bring the goods to you. In the wake of Taco Bell jumping on the delivery bandwagon, it seemed like a legit move—except it wasn't. In-N-Out never gave DoorDash permission to deliver its burgers.
The California-based chain went animal-style on the delivery service last week, serving DoorDash with a lawsuit on November 6. In-N-Out is accusing DoorDash of trademark infringement and unfair competition, saying that it never agreed to the partnership and that it has no control over how DoorDash's drivers handle the food. What's even crazier is that DoorDash has been using a fake In-N-Out logo to advertise the delivery, a move that they've already been reprimanded for in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In-N-Out is hoping to get a jury trial out of this suit; in the meantime, DoorDash has removed all mention of the burger joint from its website. And while the promise of a Neapolitan shake delivered to your doorstep was momentarily within reach, it appears we'll just have to continue waiting in line for our meal. Which we will. Because it's In-N-Out.