Buffalo Wild Wings sued over boneless wings: “false and misleading advertising and marketing,” man claims
Buffalo Wild Wings might not use precise wing meat for its boneless hen wings, however it apparently likes to work with a splash of sarcasm.
The favored quick meals chain appeared to show to Twitter to answer a class-action lawsuit filed by a Chicago man on Friday, alleging that their boneless hen wings represent “false and misleading advertising and marketing” as a result of they aren’t truly a deboned hen wing.
“It is true. Our boneless wings are all chicken hen. Our hamburgers include no ham. Our buffalo wings are 0% buffalo,” Buffalo Wild Wings tweeted on Monday.
The plaintiff, Aimen Halim, alleges that Buffalo Wild Wings knowingly misleads its prospects by advertising and marketing their boneless wings as wings, moderately than as glorified hen nuggets, and says that had he recognized the merchandise weren’t precise hen wings, he both won’t have bought them, or would have paid much less.
“Unbeknownst to Plaintiff and different shoppers, the Merchandise will not be wings in any respect, however as an alternative, slices of hen breast meat deep-fried like wings,” reads the swimsuit. “Certainly, the Merchandise are extra akin, in composition, to a hen nugget moderately than a hen wing.”
The swimsuit additionally features a picture of a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant menu, the place the “boneless” wing subcategory is discovered on a bigger “wings” menu that additionally consists of different non-wing choices resembling “cauliflower.” “Conventional” wings and “tenders” will also be discovered on the menu.
Halim’s swimsuit references a Nebraska man who made a speech to his metropolis council in 2020 about boneless wings, saying, “Nothing about boneless hen wings truly come from the wing of a hen. We’d be disgusted if a butcher was mislabeling their cuts of meats however then we go round pretending as if the breast of the hen is its wing.”
The swimsuit alleges that following the speech, Buffalo Wild Wings “refused to vary its practices,” and notes that Papa Johns and Domino’s Pizza promote “precise hen wings.”
Within the “About The Wings” part of the Buffalo Wild Wings on-line menu, the product is described as “juicy all-white hen.”
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