Steak Lover Sues Dunkin’ Donuts Over Alleged Fake Steak
Before sinking your teeth in Dunkin’ Donuts Angus steak and egg sandwich, be warned that a lawsuit questions whether there’s any steak involved.
In a 40-page lawsuit filed in New York, plaintiff Chufen Chen cites three Dunkin’ Donuts television ads, including one for a Big N’ Toasted steak and egg sandwich, explicitly advertising “Angus steak”—a claim Chen argues is false. The Queens resident says the ingredients of the sandwich do not constitute steak, as it is legally defined, Boston.com reported.
Asserting in the suit that the meat is actually ground beef, Chen seeks monetary damages and a court order barring the company from “describing, labeling, marketing, and promoting” the sandwich as steak. One of Chen’s main criticisms is that Dunkin’ Donuts charges 50 to 60 cents more for steak than for its other sandwiches.
Dunkin’ Donuts spokeswoman Michelle King told Boston.com that the company could not comment on the lawsuit at this time. This is not the first time this year the Canton-based company has been sued over false advertising. In the spring, a Massachusetts man alleged 23 Bay State Dunks spread margarine on bagels that were sold as “buttered.”
Just to be safe, how about hitting up a sustainably sourced café tomorrow morning?