Santa Clara, CA: Burger King is the target of a consumer fraud class action lawsuit filed by Koleta Anderson, who alleges the restaurant chain’s offer of Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) is misleading. She alleges that more than once she has paid more using a BOGO coupon to buy two Croissan’wiches than she paid for one.
Anderson asserts in the proposed class action that the BOGO price was higher than the regular price. According to the suit, at one Washington, D.C., Burger King Anderson paid $4.19 for two Croissan’wiches, using a BOGO coupon, but buying a single Croissan’wich at the same restaurant was just $1. She says she found similar discrepancies between the single price and the BOGO price at different Burger Kings in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Typically, “Buy one, get one free” offers, which are not uncommon in the restaurant business, would imply that if a person buys one item for the regular price, they could normally expect to receive two of the items for the price of buying one. However, that is not the case, Anderson asserts.
“Burger King’s nationwide BOGO scheme is deceptive to reasonable consumers who expect that, when using a BOGO coupon at any retail store or restaurant, absent any exclusions or other terms and conditions, they will pay the same regular price for two identical Croissan’wiches as they would pay to purchase a single Croissan’wich,” the lawsuit states.
The class-action suit seeks to represent anybody who bought two Croissan’wiches using a BOGO coupon in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Anderson is represented by attorneys William N. Sinclair and Steven D. Silverman of Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White LLC, and Stuart A. Davidson, Christopher C. Gold, Alexander D. Kruzyk and Roxana Pierce of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.
The Burger King BOGO Class Action Lawsuit is Koleta Anderson v. Burger King Corp., Case No. 1:17-cv-01204, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.