McDonald's Sued For $5 Million By Two Customers Due To Unwanted Cheese
Cynthia Kissner and Leonard Werner are suing McDonald's to the tune $5 million because they believe that they have been charged for unwanted cheese.
The lawsuit, which was filed on May 8 in Fort Lauderdale, notes how the company once sold their Quarter Pounder without the addition dairy, and cost around 30 to 90 cents cheaper. However, at some point, the restaurant stopped "separately displaying these products for purchase on menus, and currently lists the availability Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese."
The lawsuit claims that "customers have been forced, and continue to be overcharged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices cheese, which they do not want, order, or receive, to be able to purchase their desired product."
As a result, the plaintiffs have reportedly "suffered injury as a result their purchases because they were overcharged, and were required to pay for cheese, which is not a component either a Quarter Pounder or a Double Quarter Pounder, that they did not want and did not receive."
A spokesperson for McDonald's responded to this latest legal quarrel by stating how the company does not "believe the claims in this lawsuit have legal merit. The advertised Quarter Pounder burger comes with cheese. We try to accommodate our customers’ requests by allowing them to customize their orders, such as a Quarter Pounder with no cheese."