Buffalo Wild Wings sued over ‘boneless’ wings

From NOTICE News Daily for March 15, 2023

Buffalo Wild Wings is facing a class-action lawsuit in Illinois for falsely advertising its boneless wings as wings, which the lawsuit claims are actually chicken nuggets. They say customers are misled into believing that the product is made of wing meat, when in fact, they are just slices of deep-fried white meat. While lawsuits like this are common in the United States, they slow down the legal system, even if they are settled out of court. 



Jonathan: What’s the difference between boneless wings and chicken nuggets?

A class action lawsuit has just been filed in Illinois against Buffalo Wild Wings over their boneless wings.

A class-action lawsuit is a lawsuit filed against a group or business on behalf of a group of people, in this case, customers of Buffalo Wild Wings.

The man who filed the lawsuit says describing the product as boneless wings leads customers to believe they are actual chicken wings that have been deboned, full of wing meat.

But the lawsuit says the products are not wings at all, they’re just slices of white meat that are deep-fried, making them no different from chicken nuggets, meaning the name is false advertising.

Lawsuits like this are actually fairly common in the United States.

For example, a man sued Subway in 2016 because their footlong sandwiches aren’t actually 12 inches long, and in 2006 a man who looked like Michael Jordan sued Michael Jordan because of the emotional damage he received being mistaken for him.

While they make for funny headlines, lawsuits like this actually slow down the legal system.

Even if they’re settled out of court, lawyers and judges have to spend time reviewing and filing the lawsuit, pulling them away from more serious cases.

Buffalo Wild Wings responded to the lawsuit saying “It’s true. Our boneless wings are all white meat chicken. Our hamburgers contain no ham. Our buffalo wings are 0% buffalo.”