NEW YORK (PIX11) — It has been considered the top of the pantheon of breakfast pastries: the cronut.
But like all good trends, the $5 savory treat has a copycat, the likes of which we haven’t seen Louis Vuitton bags started going for $20 on Canal Street.
City Eclair on Hester Street in Little Italy was advertising and selling “fake” cronuts for $2.
That didn’t go over well with Chef Dominique Ansel, that trademarked the croissant-doughnut hybrid in January.
Ansel is now planning on suing, according to the New York Post.
The bakery has since stopped selling the baked treat.