A man in Chicago is suing fast food giant McDonald’s because their ‘value’ meal did not not match up to its name.
James W. Gertie, from Des Plaines, filed a lawsuit against two McDonald’s franchisee’s stores for consumer fraud and deceptive practices after noticing that purchasing the ‘extra value meal’ containing two cheeseburgers, medium french fries, and a drink is actually 41 cents more expensive than buying the items individually.
Most people wouldn’t think to add it all up, and that’s what the operator, Karis Management Co. Inc is counting on.
Gertie, a bus driver, told the Daily Herald:
The reason that I am doing this is not about the 41 cents, it’s because of the principle.
A value meal is supposed to be a cheaper price. That’s the whole point of a ‘value’ meal.
I believe in the principle of true advertising. If a company advertises something to be a value, then that is what it should be.
The lawsuit aims to stop McDonald’s from pricing value meals equal to or more than the items are when purchased separately.
This is the first American suing that I think is legitimate.