Taco Bell sued for deceptive ads as customer Frank Siragusa claims food doesn't match promotions, seeking $5 million compensation, mirroring previous cases against fast food chains like Burger King.
Man Sues Taco Bell For $5 Million And Accuses Them Of Falsely Advertising Their Wraps
Taco Bell is being sued for false advertising after a customer claimed that the food portrayed in advertisements looked nothing like the real thing.
They say the customer is always right, and one New Yorker appears to go to any length to prove it.
According to CNN, Frank Siragusa has filed a complaint against the fast food business after claiming that the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza he ordered only included half the amount of beans and beef promised.
However, it is not just the Mexican Pizza that has come under fire.
Other popular goods, such as Crunchwrap Supreme and Grande Crunchwrap, have 'at least double the amount' in their promotions, according to Siregusa.
Siragusa accused the worldwide fast food giant of being 'unfair and dishonest,' especially given the rising cost of life.
According to the lawsuit, the corporation lied 'willfully, wantonly, and with reckless disdain for the truth.'
I've never seen such a unique application of the phrase 'reckless regard for the truth'.
It's giving Ja Rule's 'I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!'
I have a feeling that Siragura pursued theater during their time in high school.
“Meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower income consumers, are struggling financially,” the lawsuit continued.
Siragusa's lawsuit contained photos depicting big amounts of beef, cheese, and vibrant red and green vegetables, as well as shots of the food he received in-store.
Siragusa is seeking $5 million in compensation for customers who purchased Taco Bell menu items after being misled by their ads.
However, this isn't the first time a consumer has attempted to be generously reimbursed for a fast food company's deceptive advertising.
Last year, a South Florida attorney filed a federal lawsuit saying that Burger King misled customers by depicting its food in advertisements as considerably larger than it is in reality.
According to NBC News, the action, filed by attorney Anthony Russo, claimed that Burger King began enlarging the proportions of its Whoppers in recent years.
Prior to 2017, the plaintiffs in Russo's case argued that photographs of burger portions were much more accurate.
The lawsuit also included an advertisement for the notorious burger, which claimed the food item was 35% larger than what was actually given in person.
Multiple YouTube users specializing in meal reviews and Twitter users complaining about their hamburger restaurant orders were also named in the action.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the outcome may reverberate far beyond Taco Bell, setting precedents for transparency and accountability across the fast food industry.