A burrito is not a sandwich.

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And apparently this is a controversial statement.

A Worcester Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled that an exclusivity clause in Panera's lease restricting the White City Shopping Center from renting to another sandwich shop doesn't prohibit the mall from adding a Qdoba Mexican Grill. ...

Locke cited Webster's Dictionary as well as testimony from a chef and a former high-ranking federal agriculture official in ruling that Qdoba's burritos and other offerings shouldn't be considered sandwiches, The Boston Globe reported Friday.

The difference, the judge ruled, comes down to two slices of bread versus one tortilla. ...
In court filings, Panera argued for a broad definition of sandwich, saying a flour tortilla is bread, and that a food product with bread and a filling is a sandwich.

Does that make a pizza an open-faced sandwich? Next, look for Panera to sue the local Domino's for taking a bite out of its business.

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