Word of Mouth

Did Oklahoma City's Tucker's Onion Burgers steal the Steuben's logo?

An Oklahoma City restaurant slated to open its doors this week will feature gourmet onion burgers, "vintage modern decor" (according to EatAroundOKC) -- and, as pointed out by the Oklahoma City Egotist, a logo that looks like it was blatantly ripped off from one of this city's busiest restaurants: Steuben's.

Tucker's, which opens tomorrow, defended itself by telling the Egotist that Korn Design, the designer of the Steuben's logo, "pulled from the same inspiration our designer did: vintage signs/ads & vintage autos."

Steuben's is keeping mum on the issue for now and hasn't indicated what, if any action, it might take. "We're looking into it," says Josh Wolkon, the owner of the five-year-old spot, as well as Vesta Dipping Grill in LoDo.

If anything develops, we'll keep you posted.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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