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McDonald's Chicken Purity Consumer Fraud Class Action Filed

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New York, NY: McDonald’s is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit brought by consumers who allege the fast food chain’s claims that its chicken breast filet sandwiches, salads and wraps are made with 100 percent chicken breast filet, are false.

Filed by King Ho Yip and Anna Hennigan, the lawsuit cites McDonald’s advertising which states some of its sandwiches, such as the “artisan grilled chicken sandwich” and “bacon ranch grilled chicken salad,” are made with “100 percent chicken breast filet," when the meat in those menu items is actually a blend between breast and rib.

The lawsuit goes on the explain that the “100 percent chicken breast filet” labeling is being used in such a way as to indicate products that are superior to the McChicken sandwich, for example. Further, the idea that the product contains meat of perceived higher quality induces customers to spend more money on those items.

“Defendants’ schemes or artifices to defraud plaintiff and other members of the proposed class consist of systemic and continuing practices of disseminating false and misleading information [in advertisements], all of which are intended to trick unsuspecting consumers,” the complaint asserts.

McDonald’s allegedly advertises its artisan chicken and crispy buttermilk chicken sandwiches, salads and wraps with the “100 percent” advertising on television, in stores and elsewhere, the lawsuit states.

The consumers are represented by John Troy of Troy Law PLLC. The case is King Ho Yip et al. v. McDonald’s Corp. et al., case number 1:17-cv-06464, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Reader Comments

Misleading thought it was real chicken
Posted by SHUNDA WILKINS on

More Fraud! Imagine that!
Posted by Cherie Tullock on

When i get off work and pick my 3 kids up we hit mcdonalds for dinner on the way home.. we order ONLY 100% REAL CHICKEN BREAST off the menu, as chicken is part of our diet plan. And now to hear this infuriates me!! Cant even trust a multi billion dollar business like mcdonalds to not try to scam the public to make a buck. I hope they get what they have coming.
Posted by Steven triplett on

I am loving it at taking money away from Mc Donald's. Almost like stealing from my husbands relatives.
Posted by Vicki Neuleib on

I constantly have to watch my weight so the ONLY thing I can get at McDonalds is anything with the grilled chicken in it.
Posted by Barbara Lotz on

I buy McDonald's chicken for the very reason , it says 100%.. if it's not 100% then what the he'll have i been eating
Posted by Melissa walther on

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