Fast food chain Burger King has been sued based on the allegation that its famous Whopper burger appears larger on its menus that what it is in real life.
The lawsuit accused Burger King of misleading customers by advertising the burger with a meatier patty and ingredients that “overflow over the bun”.
BBC reports that the class action lawsuit against Burger King alleged that the Whopper was made to look 35% larger, with more than double the amount of meat compared to what was actually served to customers.
Burger King isn’t the only fast food chain to be hampered by lawsuits. Both McDonald’s and Wendy’s are facing similar lawsuits in the United States.
Lawyers for the home of the Whopper argued that it wasn’t required to deliver burgers that look “exactly like the picture”.
Although Judge Roy Altman dismissed claims that Burger King misled customers with its advertisements, he said it should be left to jurors so “tell us what reasonable people think”.
A spokesperson for Burger King said: “The flame-grilled beef patties portrayed in our advertising are the same patties used in the millions of Whopper sandwiches we serve to guests nationwide.”
Anthony Russo, the plaintiff’s lawyer, was unavailable for comment.
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