Burger King has been hit with a lawsuit from consumers who are fed up with the exaggerated size of menu items compared to what they've actually received.
Miami's U.S. District Court received the filing alleging that Burger King has been deceiving patrons "based on false misleading advertising concerning the size and/or the amount of ingredients contained in said menu item."
The plaintiffs – Walter Coleman, Marco DiLeonardo, Matthew Fox, and Madelyn Salzman – included side-by-side pictures of two popular sandwiches and the purchased burgers are much smaller and less loaded than what consumers are initially promised.
"[Burger King] overstates the size of nearly every menu item in its current advertisements," the suit says, "Burger King’s actions are especially concerning now that inflation, food and meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower-income consumers, are struggling financially."
Monetary damages are being sought, along with an order preventing the chain from selling the aforementioned menu items, as they seek to "correct the deceptive behaviour" being exhibited.