Burger King accused of whopper: Lawsuit claims chain’s popular burger is misrepresented

Have you ever opened a bag of fast food only to realize that the order you received bears little resemblance to the professionally shot, styled and color corrected images taped to the side of the restaurant? Well, Anthony Russo, a South Florida attorney, reportedly — and now he’s suing Burger King.

Russo filed a federal lawsuit seeking class action status, alleging the Whopper’s house misled customers by “presenting its food as much larger than what it served customers in real life,” according to NBC News.

Listed plaintiffs include Walter Coleman, Marco DiLeonardo, Matthew Fox and Madelyn Salzman, who are leading the lawsuit against Burger King on behalf of anyone who “purchased a Burger King menu item based on false and misleading advertising regarding the size and/or amount of ingredients contained in said menu item.”

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The complaint alleges that the current ads feature a 35% larger Whopper compared to the 2017 ads. However, “the recipe or amount of beef or ingredients in Burger King’s Whopper has never changed.”

The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and a court order requiring the fast-food giant to more accurately portray its menu items in future advertisements. Witnesses include several Twitter users who complained about the status of their orders, as well as several online food reviews specializing in fast food.

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“Big or small, justice is justice, and laws are laws,” Russo said in a statement to NBC, “and it’s not because something appears minor in someone’s opinion. that it is.”

He continued, “If I’m advertising a vehicle, you’re not doing it with Photoshop to enhance it. Sure, you might be photographing it looking its best, but you’re certainly not making it misleading. That’s really the basis of these kinds of pursuit vehicles.”

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