Kruse Company president Nancy Kruse asks whether chefs should be able to legally protect their culinary creations. It has always been the case that restaurants are easy pickings for customers bent on larceny, the ones who make off with costly mementos of their visit. We’re not just talking sugar packets here: Restaurateurs regularly report the loss of everything from fine glassware and silver to artwork and even furniture. And the back of the house can harbor sticky-fingered ...

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