Here’s a new class action lawsuit for you to ponder.
According to the lawsuit, for years McDonald’s sold a Quarter Pounder, Double Quarter Pounder and the “with cheese” options as four separate menu items.
At some point, however, McDonald’s “ceased separately displaying these products for purchase on menus.” Instead, the lawsuit claims, in McDonald’s updated menu only the Quarter Pounder with cheese and Double Quarter Pounder with cheese were listed.
“A customer who wanted a Quarter Pounder was required to order and pay for a Quarter Pounder with cheese, which was given to the customer without cheese.” “Similarly, when a customer wanted a Double Quarter Pounder, the customer was required to order and pay for a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, which was given to the customer without cheese. This practice was also used when a customer wanted a value meal that included either a Quarter Pounder or a Double Quarter Pounder.”
The lawsuit further charges that customers “continue to be overcharged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices of cheese, which they do not want, order or receive, to be able to purchase their desired product.” This in turn, according to the complaint, is allowing McDonald’s to be “unjustly enriched by these practices because it receives payment for cheese it does not deliver to its customers.”
The named plaintiffs, to gather their evidence, ordered the offending quarter pounders without cheese and pasted in their receipts in to the complaint, and sure enough, the quarter pounders’ cost exactly the same, cheese or naught!
I bet this would not happen at IHOb.