Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, July 17

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Billy Goat Tavern, the grungy burger place that inspired the famous "Cheezborger Cheezborger" skit on Saturday Night Live, is suing a Florida based restaurant chain, called Cheeburger Cheeburger, for trademark infringement. The chain has existed since the mid-1980s, but a plan to open a store in Glenview spurred Billy Goat to sue. (In a related story, we neglected to report that Bill Churachas, the long-time cook at Billy Goat, died in late October. He will be missed.) [Trib. log-in: gapers/gapers]

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