The Tragic Tale Of A Man Who Tried To Copyright A Sandwich

In 1987, Norberto Colon Lorenzana had a minor brainwave. A new employee at fast food outlet Church’s Chicken in Puerto Rico, Lorenzana realized there was no simple fried chicken sandwich on the menu. After a few years, he convinced management this was a huge mistake, and the Pechu Sandwich was born. A basic chicken sandwich, it was such a hit that Church’s Chicken’s profits soared. Lorenzana, however, didn’t see a penny, a fact that triggered his doomed attempt to copyright his creation.