Man sues restaurant chain claiming boneless chicken wings are just chicken nuggets
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A man has launched a lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings because he claimed their ‘boneless wings’ are just nuggets.
According to a class-action lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, a man is suing the fast food chain for trying to pull the wool over his eyes, as per WGN-TV.
“This class action seeks to challenge the false and deceptive marketing and advertising of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Boneless Wings,” the outlet said of the lawsuit.
“Indeed, the Products are more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing.”
Please, no one tell this man that fries aren’t really French.
The lawsuit was filed after Chicago native, Aimen Halim, headed to the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Mount Prospect, Illinois, in January and ordered their infamous ‘boneless wings.’
"Unbeknownst to plaintiff and other consumers, the products are not wings at all, but instead, slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like wings," according to the lawsuit, obtained by USA TODAY.
It added that the ‘products are more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing’.
The lawyers who filed the lawsuit are also seeking other customers who have consumed the wings at various chains of the fast-food outlet.
"This clear-cut case of false advertising should not be permitted, as consumers should be able to rely on the plain meaning of a product’s name and receive what they are promised," the lawsuit reads, as per the outlet.
Following the lawsuit, Buffalo Wild Wings seemingly took a cheeky jab at the man's claim.
It’s true.— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) March 13, 2023
Our boneless wings are all white meat chicken.
Our hamburgers contain no ham.
Our buffalo wings are 0% buffalo.
They humoured their followers yesterday (March 14) and wrote: “It’s true. Our boneless wings are all white meat chicken.
“Our hamburgers contain no ham. Our buffalo wings are 0 per cent buffalo.”
Many were left quite amused.
One person wrote: “Perfect response to frivolous lawsuit ..”
Another said: “The fact someone is suing over the fact Boneless wings are breast meat just shows how litigious and dumb people can be. I hope @BWWings kicks their butt!”
A third commented: “I for one am outraged their Buffalo wings aren't made from Buffalo.”
While another shared: “Meanwhile, Buffalo Wild Wings' cheeky tweet reply highlights what we're all thinking: not every food term is literal, and consumers usually know without overthinking it which ones are and aren't.”
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