The discrepancy between what you ordered and how it appeared in advertisements? A new lawsuit is taking action against fast food outlet owners who have been misleading their customers with unrealistic expectations.
— Kate Alstadt (@katealstadt) June 26, 2021
The lawsuit filed against McDonald’s and Wendy’s charges them with falsely advertising the size of their beef patties and how many toppings they put on sandwiches.
“Wendy’s advertises its burgers as large burgers compared to competitors and containing thick and juicy beef patties stuffed with toppings to make it appear that the burgers are substantially larger in size than the actual burger served to customers,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit uses Wendy’s Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger as an example, alleging that they exaggerate how many toppings are added to the burger and “materially overstate thickness of beef patty contained therein.”
The lawsuit says that the “beef patties that Wendy’s uses for its advertisements are not fully cooked to make it appear that they are approximately 15-20% larger than the beef patties that are actually served to customers.”
The does meat shrinks around 25% when cooked, and according to the lawsuit, a food stylist for Wendy’s admitted that she uses undercooked patties and overstates the number of toppings in burger advertisements.
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