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Man sues Taco Bell for $5 million and accuses them of falsely advertising their wraps

Charisa Bossinakis

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Man sues Taco Bell for $5 million and accuses them of falsely advertising their wraps

Featured Image Credit: Taco Bell. Reddit/webbedgiant

Taco Bell is being sued over false advertisement after a customer said the food shown in ads looks nothing like the real product.

They say the customer is always right, and one New Yorker will seemingly stop at nothing to prove this.

According to CNN, Frank Siragusa has filed a lawsuit against the fast food chain after he claimed that the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza he purchased only contained half the amount of beans and beef advertised.

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However, it’s not just the Mexican Pizza that has come under fire.

Credit: US District Court
Credit: US District Court

Siregusa has alleged that other popular items, such as Crunchwrap Supreme and Grande Crunchwrap have ‘at least double the amount’ in their promotions.

Siragusa accused the multinational fast food chain of being ‘unfair and deceptive’, especially as the cost of living has increased.

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The lawsuit added the company misled 'willfully, wantonly, and with reckless disregard for the truth.'

Never have I seen such a creative use for the phrase ‘reckless regard for the truth’.

It's giving Ja Rule's 'I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!'

Something makes me think that Siragura was a theater major in high school.

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“Meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower income consumers, are struggling financially,” the lawsuit continued.

Credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
Credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Siragusa included photos in his lawsuit showing generous portions of beef, cheese and bright red and green vegetables alongside displeasing images of the food he received in person in-store.

Siragusa is seeking $5 million for customers who purchased Taco Bell menu items and were deceived by their advertisements.

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However, this isn’t the first time a consumer has attempted to be handsomely compensated over false advertising from a fast food company.

Last year, a South Florida lawyer filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that Burger King had misled customers by portraying its food as much larger in ads than in real life.

The suit, filed by attorney Anthony Russo, alleged that Burger King began embellishing the sizes of its Whoppers over the past few years, as per NBC News.

Before 2017, Russo’s plaintiffs claimed that images of burger sizes were a lot more accurate.

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The lawsuit also pointed out an advertisement for the notorious burger, claiming the food item was 35 per cent larger than what was actually served in person.

The suit also included multiple YouTube users specialising in food reviews and Twitter users complaining about their orders from the hamburger restaurant.

Topics: News, Food and Drink

Charisa Bossinakis
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