A New York resident on Tuesday filed lawsuits against McDonald’s and Wendy’s, accusing both fast food franchises of lying about the sizes of their burgers.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Justin Chimienti claims both franchises use undercooked hamburger patties in their ads, which make them appear between 15 percent and 20 percent larger than the product that’s actually sold to customers. Chimienti says the meet shrinks up to 25 percent when cooked. He also accuses Wendy’s of misrepresenting the amount of toppings included with its burgers. “Defendants’ actions are especially concerning now that inflation, food and meat prices are very high,” the complaint reads. “And many consumers, especially lower income consumers, are struggling financially.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, neither McDonald’s nor Wendy’s officials had responded to the lawsuit.