The famous "nooks and crannies" in Thomas' English Muffins -- and the closely guarded manufacturing secrets used to make them -- played a key role in a court battle over a top executive's decision to switch jobs and a federal judge's injunction barring him from doing so. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick ruled that former Bimbo Bakeries Senior Vice President Chris Botticella's extensive knowledge of Bimbo's trade secrets makes it substantially likely that he would disclose those secrets to Hostess.
Secret Muffin Recipe Prevents Executive From Switching Jobs
The Legal Intelligencer
February 17, 2010