/ 31 August 2023

Telling whoppers


Burger King is facing a lawsuit claiming its famous Whopper burgers are smaller than they appear in ads. A bunch of hangry customers reckon the in-store menu pics show ingredients “overflowing the bun”, making it appear there’s a whole lot more meat and other stuff than there actually is. Burger King has tried to get the case thrown out – saying it wasn’t required to deliver burgers “like the picture”, but a US District Court Judge says a jury should decide. Maccas, Wendy’s and Taco Bell are also facing similar suits. The fast food giants might be heartened by the infamous Subway case from 2017 when the court said lawyers shouldn’t get paid for arguing the signature “footlong” sub pulled up an inch too short…

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