That call by Manhattan's Baohaus for a boycott
of S.F. food truck Chairman Bao
? Today Ray Villaman, a founder of Mobi Munch, the company that launched Chairman Bao, commented today on the so-called baocott by, well, refusing to comment.
Reached in Chicago, Villaman said he had no reaction to loud charges by Baohaus owner Eddie Huang that Mobi Munch had ripped off the name of Baohous's signature offering, the Chairman Bao pork belly bun. Huang has called for an apology, and for Chairman Bao to change its name. (Earlier today, Eater SF quoted a PR person
for Chairman Bao questioning Huang's grounds for a case. Call us plain old-fashioned, but since when do taco trucks have PR spokespersons?)
As for the baocott, Chairman Bao isn't moved. "I have no reaction," Mobi Munch partner Villaman told SFoodie. "It's not worthy of comment. There's no claim against us, we never received anything from them, there's nothing there."
Huang? Your move, sir.
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