McDonald's And Wendy's False Advertising Lawsuit Was Dropped

Thick, juicy hamburger ads will continue to appear on TV and online. The October 4 story said a federal court rejected McDonald's and Wendy's false advertising complaint.

Justin Chimienti, the plaintiff in a May 2022 complaint, claimed two fast-food businesses of deceiving customers by inflating the size of their beef patties in marketing, making them look bigger than they are.

Gonzalez (September 30) ruled that Chimienti "fails adequately to make the claim that a reasonable customer might have been misled by them."

Many lawsuits have been filed against McDonald's and Wendy's for deceptive advertising. Burger King is the latest fast-food restaurant facing litigation, according to an Associated Press article dated September 1. 

Burger King was sued for falsely misrepresenting Whopper and other product sizes. The business is accused of tricking customers by advertising a "by approximately 35%" larger Whopper.

In September, a lawyer at Perkins Coie and UCLA Law lecturer projected a record amount of food litigation claims filed from 2020 to 2023, with hundreds of new actions filed year.

The A&W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. have settled a class-action lawsuit. 

In July, reported that the August 2020 lawsuit alleged the corporations of defrauding customers by calling A&W cream soda "made with aged vanilla" when it included artificial flavoring.