Donut Mania, the doughnut purveyor from Tanked reality star Brett Raymer, closed all four locations on Sunday night. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a lawsuit by competitor Pinkbox Doughnuts LLC accused Donut Mania of “using that company’s trade secrets and intellectual property to copy various doughnuts, including some in the shape of a poo emoji.”
Raymer, who is a partner in Donut Mania, told the RJ that “negotiations with regard to the lawsuit are ongoing, but as for now Donut Mania is closed.”
Donut Mania opened three years ago. In 2017, Raymer told Eater Vegas that a project in Seattle turned him on to VooDoo Doughnuts. “The flavors just blew my mind. I got inspired. So, I got back to Vegas and tried every doughnut spot in the city. When I tasted Donut Mania, I knew they were the ones I wanted to partner with because they make the most amazing, flavorful doughnuts in Vegas.” At the time, he had plans to open five to six locations in Las Vegas, another in Utah, and franchises.
Liang’s Kitchen, the Taiwanese restaurant decorated with model planes and pilot’s gear on the walls and ceiling, closed last week. The restaurant featured dishes such as a pork-stuffed pocket bread, soup dumplings, pan-fried shrimp and chive turnovers, beef stew with hand-pulled wide noodles, tea-smoked or salted duck, and sweet and sour squirrel-shape fish.