Whopper is one of the most popular items on the menu of Burger King, worldwide. The name itself suggests the burger to be large and hefty. However, reality may be different. Some people in Florida, US, took note of the mismatch in the images put up in advertisement and the actual size of the Whopper. Soon, many food reviewers on YouTube and Twitter expressed similar opinion and all this led to a class-action suit being filed against the burger giant. The lawsuit stated that the Whopper, along with other products like Croisann'Wich and Double Sausage sandwich, are about 35 per cent smaller than what is shown in the images.
The federal lawsuit was filed by Florida attorneys Anthony Russo and James C. Kelly representing plaintiffs' complaint against Burger King Corporation in a Florida federal court, alleging deceptive trade practices. Anthony Russo also put up a post on Twitter declaring it and wrote, "Burger King Tempts People to Buy Overpriced Products, Lawsuit Alleges."
Here's the Twitter post:
Burger King Tempts People to Buy Overpriced Products, Lawsuit Alleges. The plaintiffs are represented by Anthony J. Russo, Jr. of The Russo Firm and James C. Kelly of The Law Office of James C. Kelly.
Click here to read morehttps://t.co/Ed8nWsRVXa#therussofirm#triallawyerspic.twitter.com/DXMz8UgVvV— The Russo Firm (@AnthonyJRussoJr) March 30, 2022
The class action alleges that Burger King began to misrepresent the size of its burgers in its advertisements in September 2017. The lawsuit further states that "Burger King advertises its burgers as larger burgers compared to competitors that contain oversized meat patties and ingredients that "overflow over the bun" to make it appear that the burgers are approximately 35% larger in size and contain more than double the meat than the actual burger."
The Twitter post attracted divided opinions on the lawsuit. While some agreed that the burgers were actually smaller than what they looked like in the advertisements, some said they were big enough, and some even praised the taste of the burgers, which made them ignore the size.
Take a look:
I believe it's true I ate there last week and the cheeseburgers and whopper were much smaller than they appear in the ads.— Coin Dude (@MarchlewskiRon) April 3, 2022
The burgers r smaller no doubt— missy maez (@MissyMaez) April 4, 2022
None of the fast-food restaurants produce burgers that look like the ones they advertise. To me, BK burgers are about the best of all the others so I don't care what their ads show!!!!— Barry D Buchanan (@bdb41850) April 3, 2022
I hate to say this, but it's not just BK who are doing this. Every corporation, every fast food or other restaurant is fleecing America. Toilet paper rolls getting smaller, protein bar sizes are shrinking, bags of chips now considered single sizes used to be $.25 , now $1.99+— PJFrahmArt@Gmail.com (@PjFrahmArt) April 4, 2022
Have you tried Burger King's famous Whopper or other burgers? What do you think of their size?
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