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Burger King sued for “unrealistic” sandwich ads




  • Burger King is being sued for “consumer fraud” for their “unrealistic” sandwich ads.
  • The class-action claims that the company is misleading consumers, saying that the “burgers were much smaller than advertised.”
  • The class-action case includes at least 100 plaintiffs.

Burger King is accused of “consumer fraud” and is facing a class-action lawsuit because of the company’s “unrealistic” sandwich ads.

The U.S. District Court in Southern Florida received the 26-page document on this class-action lawsuit. The plaintiffs are represented by Anthony J. Russo and James C. Kelly.

“Burger King advertises its burgers as large burgers compared to competitors and containing oversized meat patties and ingredients that overflow over the bun to make it appear that the burgers are approximately 35% larger in size, and containing more than double the meat than the actual burger,” the complaint reads.

The class-action lawsuit’s goal is to force the fast-food company to advertise its menu items in a realistic manner.

“We are ultimately seeking changes to the photos for the materially overstated menu items and fairness across the industry on the issue,” Kelly said in an email.

Burger King’s Whopper, the King lines, the breakfast-time Croisann’Wich (loaded with egg & cheese) and Double Sausage sandwich, and other burger options that include bacon or cheese are among the menu items mentioned in the class-action lawsuit as “overstated” in the released ads in question.

Burger King responded to the request but declined to comment. The corporation said it “does not comment on pending or potential litigation,” in an email to FOX Business. 

The release of these misleading ads is a “deceptive trade practice” that could be interpreted as false advertising, the complaint said. 

Russo and Kelly said that this class-action lawsuit includes at least 100 plaintiffs, but only named four. Three of the named plaintiffs are from New York, and the other one is from Florida. 

The plaintiffs said that without the misleading advertisements, they would not have purchased sandwiches from Burger King.

“Burger King’s advertisements for its burger and menu items are unfair and financially damaging consumers as they are receiving food that is much lower in value than what was promised,” the complaint argues. “Burger King’s actions are especially concerning now that inflation, food and meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially low income consumers, are struggling financially.”

The complaint enumerated online content from food reviewers and other consumers who made similar suggestions: that Burger King’s advertised food items don’t match what’s advertised.


Source: Fox Business



  1. Robert D Christoffersen

    June 27, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I stopped getting the burgers because they are very small .
    not like they adver.

    • Rattlerjake

      June 28, 2022 at 1:04 am

      I can still remember when it actually took two hands to handle a whopper. I stopped eating fast food decades ago, I assume these burgers are now about the size of a yo-yo. I’ve seen Arby’s RB sandwiches that could be eaten in one bite! NEVER eat at McDonald’s, their food is all GMO and full of synthetic additives.

      • Chipper

        June 28, 2022 at 9:33 am

        I also remember my first Whooper. It cost me 39 cents and was as big as
        a saucer. Yeah I know, I’m an old geezer.

        • RockyMtn 1776

          September 9, 2022 at 6:38 pm

          LOL Those were the days, I remember them well. Fries were included in the price if I remember correctly.

        • Muriel Irvin

          November 16, 2022 at 8:46 am

          I remember being able to feed my 5 children and myself at McDonalds for $5.00. Total.

          • Paul

            November 16, 2022 at 4:57 pm

            And they advertised a whole meal (sandwich, fries & drink) and change back from your dollar.

  2. MikeW

    June 27, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Every fast food company is guilty of the same thing, showing meat 2x what you get, bigger slices of bright red tomatoes, and lots of deep green lettuce. None of that holds true of any of the companies. I have seen McDonalds show pix of hamburgers with the red tomatoes and green lettuce, and you end up with neither, not even unripe tomatoes and white lettuce. And some show pix of juicy, thick medium-rare hamburgers when you actually get thin, dried-out, overcooked meat. Honesty would be nice.

    • Recce1

      September 9, 2022 at 12:55 am

      I once asked for a medium rare hamburger at a well-know hamburger joint. They said they had to cook it to medium well done due to STATE law. And of course they had to fend off the pettifoggers running around in ambulances looking to sue if they found a fly in the joint, one they might have even brought in (it happened).

    • pinkSugar

      November 16, 2022 at 9:50 pm

      And don’t get me started! How many times do they hand you a bag and the fry box is literally half empty? Even if you actually pay for the extra large – its like – if you’re not gonna fill them, just be honest and make smaller fry boxes. They ALL do it.

      • Rick

        December 27, 2022 at 2:44 pm

        I seriously counted 8 French fries in my large frie. Along with a whopper with no onion or tomato. That ended my patriotism.

        • Don

          May 26, 2023 at 6:20 pm

          BULL SHIT!

        • Susan Becker

          May 29, 2023 at 5:11 pm

          It’s not even close to what it was years ago. The food is absolutely terrible regardless of the size. I won’t ever order another thing from Burger King.

  3. Anony Mous

    June 27, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    How is it that people ‘struggling to survive’ can even AFFORD to buy ANYTHING at a fast food restaurant???
    Are these people who are complaining the same one’s whose source of income, the Federal Government, allows them to purchase large screen tv’s, iPhones, and the like?

    • Rattlerjake

      June 28, 2022 at 1:06 am

      But they need their big screen tv’s so they can see what the fast food places are selling, and they need the iPhones to make an order.

      • Rasbazz

        November 16, 2022 at 10:41 am

        Maybe the problem is they see the burger on a 85″ govt subsidized so paid in full free flatscreen TV but think they are still watching the burger commercial on their old 19″ portable electron tube TV and on the official TV cart with wheels to boot. Newspaper and magazine shelf down below. Yes with space age channel clicker that you could hear across the house. I grew up with one. Desktop on line ordering is cool but cell phone ordering from home is 50% overweight even with the small diet coke to wash down the two Whoppers with cheese and XLarge fries. And pick up at the drive thru window so tac on another 5%. Or have it delivered so they can complain the food was cold when they got it but still ate everything. Add another 5% for that too. But they are saving the planet not using gasoline to drive there and pick it up. But the Uber driver that they never tip sure is. .lol

        • JACK TITTER

          November 16, 2022 at 12:03 pm

          I frequently eat at fast food places and have found that each and every one of them could be slammed for false advertising. I have also eaten at dine in restraunts and have observed that their menues falsely portray their food in a much better light then it truely is, the same with our local grocery or hardware stores. Business advertisers are all a bunch of liers in that sense. I suspect that Burger King should be sited for being the slowest of the group, but not the size of their Wapper.

    • PattyAnn

      September 9, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Hey Anony Mous, I look for coupons and I can buy 2 small burgers and 2 medium Fries for $4.99 + tax for me and my hubby………good enough for us….

  4. WonderHawg

    July 11, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I have, FOR YEARS, requested that the burger “king” order taker make my “whopper” look like the picture on the wall behind them. They look at me like I was speaking in Swahili !! I would always get a flat imposter of the burger rrpresented on the wall. I’ve not been to a burger “king” for over 2 years. I do remember my first REAL WHOPPER in 1968 !!! It was amazing!

  5. nans mc

    July 11, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Oh yes, another class action suit for the attorneys to make an outrageous amount, and the plaintiffs pennies. If you dislike the size of the burgers, etc., at Burger King, patronize another fast food. Cannot believe with all of the problems Americans are dealing with, people are
    concerned about the size of a burger. Get a life.

    • Melissa Edwards

      November 16, 2022 at 11:48 pm

      Exactly, the only thing that will happen in this (and every other “Class Action Lawsuit” is that the lawyers make MILLIONS & MILLIONS! The plaintiffs will get a free burger (if they are lucky). And the price of the Whopper will go up to cover the expense of the legal fees! Get it! Just like the politicians!

      • John Badley

        December 25, 2022 at 8:24 am

        That’s a great response, I couldn’t have said it better!

  6. Mary

    July 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    What happened to their chicken nuggets ? They used to be my favorite.. now their nasty.. I don’t even go to Burger King any more🤮

  7. Patty

    July 11, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Sorry, my last trip to Burger King was good. Big juicy burger with all the trimmings. No complaints. I live in Arizona, does that make a difference? I also like carvers, the food is always good. Don’t go to fast food places often, maybe once every six months, so i’m no authority on fast food.

    • PattyAnn

      September 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm

      Patty, I can’t complain either. My Burger King here in Greece, NY (suburb of Rochester) is very good. In fact the burgers are really big and more than I can eat. So lately I have been buying the smaller burger. It’s all good to me!!!!!

    • Recce1

      September 9, 2022 at 12:59 am

      Same here. Had a Burger King today. I might not have been as big as in their ad, but it was good. And their fries lasted more than five minutes.

      I also like Carvers. Just not one close to me so it’s inconvenient.

  8. Steve

    September 8, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Burger King hamburger meat is crap and the buns are mealy.

  9. CPO Bill

    September 8, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    What a Whopper!

  10. ARJAY

    September 8, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I rarely went to BK, but I haven’t been to a BK since they came out with the “rainbow burger”!

  11. Rattlerjake

    September 9, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I didn’t realize Burger King still existed.

  12. Janet Page

    November 16, 2022 at 7:11 am

    I love the char-broiled burger. I recently got a whopper-junior and it was tasty. Burger King will always be my favorite. I enjoy cooking & I am a widow living alone but I like to treat myself now and then and Burger King is my go-to.!

  13. Scott J

    November 16, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Bring back Gino’s and the Gino Giant, definitely need two hands to eat that one.

  14. Donald Cook

    November 16, 2022 at 8:33 am

    what about Sub-way, next?

  15. Grandpa

    November 16, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Someone should sue them for calling their taco a ‘taco’.

    • Grandpa

      November 16, 2022 at 9:31 am

      OOPs, I meant Jack In The Box.

  16. David

    November 16, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I had my very last BK whopper a few months ago, & it was nothing less than a hot mess ! That was the suckiest burger my wife & I have ever wasted good money on. There seems to be nothing going on with quality control anymore & that’s not gonna be good for the burger chain. I have noticed that as inflation rises, product shrinks & prices rise. Thank God we have options though, when I want a good burger I just drive past the new BK near my home & head over to to Culver’s that is located over in the next county….
    Yum Yum !

  17. Alice Blice

    November 16, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Under the provenly most failed admin in American history, w/ our borders intentionally flooded w/ cartels, traffickers. gangs, terrorists-for illegal votes-,w/rising crime, rampant Recession, our children being shamed for their skin color, their heads filled w/ the Left’s sexual perversions, & test scores dropping-while our enemies’ are rising-there are those who want to tie up courts, & those w/ REAL problems-for a frivolous suit over a hamburger that’s not to their liking?
    This is America! You still have a choice- at least at this moment. And getting yourself tied up in knots over a sandwich is helpful…….how?
    If you buy something you don’t like—register a complaint to the company & then if they don’t fix the problem, don’t go back! Money speaks louder than words, & they’ll get the message! W/ burger, fast food places practically on every corner, it shouldn’t be difficult to find something to your liking!
    But in all this hoopla do remember that, just as Americans are struggling to pay for food, housing, other essentials they need, so are restaurants-w/ lack of help, supplies,ingredients!
    Especially as Govt. has made it so employees make more $ to stay home, & receive unemployment! But some restaurants have been forced to close during unnecessary Covid lockdowns, leaving even more w/o jobs—& not enough in their budget for even one of those burgers you deem so crummy! I believe most businesses are doing the best they can under way less than optimal conditions. So, put the blame on those actually responsible-those who were handed one of the safest, most prosperous economies in our history & in less than two years has almost brought our beautiful,generous country w/more opportunity than any other, to her knees, Sue THEM! That would be a blessing to all the 340 million currently struggling to make ends meet!
    I have lived a very long life, & I have NEVER seen this nation in such frightening shape,
    divisiveness! I’m sorry, but your not liking your burger is the last thing most Americans are worried about!
    Many would love that sandwich— as they’re always hungry! So, please think about what you’re doing, & know that the only people who will come out ahead are your lawyers! And if frivolous lawsuits force more businesses to close, then you’ll suffer as much a loss as those doing the best they can in very hard times- that are about to get much, much worse!

    • OutToLunch

      December 25, 2022 at 7:16 am

      Oh please, give it a rest.

  18. Grandpa

    December 25, 2022 at 7:15 am

    I don’t eat at Burger King…their food is crap.

  19. John

    December 25, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I’ve noticed their burgers have shrunk in size over the years and I stopped going to Burger King, McDonalds and most fast food places unless I’m traveling but I don’t get personal about it.
    These 3 or 4 people probably are friends with the lawyers and they all got together and decided to sue Burger King. I can’t imagine why people would want to sue a fast food restaurant over the size of a burger.
    What are their damages, maybe $15.00-$20.00 and everyone is exactly right, the freakin Lawyers are the ones who are getting the Big$$$$$$

  20. Michael Pinkston

    December 25, 2022 at 8:54 am


  21. Jaydeezer

    December 25, 2022 at 9:32 am

    The food, the (when they show up) employees, AKA Zombies, the service, the cost, the expensive drive to get there, should be enough to boycott the joints. Agree? It is better and less expensive to eat at home and not put up with all the B/S out there. Grab a bottle of vino, BBQ with some phonies that hate you anyway, and enjoy your backyard once again people. Deal with the 95%ers and thank our God for your next breath.. Stand tall, f**k em’ all..!!
    *Count your blessings that you have while we can before it’s all over — AND it’s close!..

  22. Doug Litchfield

    December 25, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Size of the portion is relative to the artificially inflated wages democrats lavished on zip heads who have been hired. Lettuce choppers and burger flippers was not designed to be a top paying position.

    • Tom

      December 25, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      Campaign paybacks.

  23. Jude

    December 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Good grief, of all of the problems in our country and these two are worried because a burger appears larger in an ad than it actually is. Most of us could make do with a burger a bit smaller since probably 70% of us are overweight. Get a life & work on the REAL problems in our country why don’t you? Use your time & energy to help people in need. Pay attention to things you could improve ( maybe elect people to Congress that loves our country. There are any number of things to chose from, Merry Christmas to all!

  24. Tom

    December 25, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Wow. They really did this? Jeepers that means they joined EVERY person advertising and selling ANYTHING for as long as man has walked on Earth. This suit should be turned around and the money lusting attorneys behind the suit should be sued for everything they own.

  25. JP

    December 25, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    There BK Big Fish was the best fish sandwich anywhere back in 1998. Now they are so small and aren’t any better than McDonald’s fish sandwich .
    They used to make extra large shakes but not anymore

  26. La migra

    December 25, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Eat somewhere else.

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Lactose Overload: Russian Cafe’s Breast Milk Latte Prank Stirred More Than Just Coffee



In a Nutshell:

  • Coffee Smile, a cafe chain in Perm, Russia, caused a stir by advertising that they would serve coffee made with human breast milk, which resulted in widespread social media attention and mixed reactions from the public.
  • Owner Maxim Kobelev clarified that it was a marketing hoax intended to promote the business after the buzz escalated, attracting national interest and prompting investigations by the local food safety authority.
  • Despite the controversy, Kobelev reported an uptick in business, with patrons curious to try the unusual beverage. He served them a blend of goat and almond milk instead, stating that it had a similar taste to breast milk.

In the world of oddities, this one might make you squirm in your seat.

A cafe in Perm, Russia, recently created a frothy buzz after suggesting they were planning to add a rather controversial ingredient to their lattes: human breast milk.

Yep, we’re not kidding.

Coffee Smile, a local cafe chain in Perm, sparked a national uproar after posters advertising the unusual new addition to their beverages started popping up around their stores.

Soon after, the chain’s owner, Maxim Kobelev, released a promotional video.

In the video, a young mother and breast milk supplier for the café says, “I recently went on maternity leave and saw that a lot of breast milk is required.”


“I have a lot of it. The child eats just a little, so I thought: why not earn extra money? I even made coffee with breast milk for my husband, he liked it.”

Talk about mixing business and motherhood!

Kobelev assured intrigued (and perhaps horrified) customers that the breast milk would be safely sourced, with all mothers tested for health assurance.

In the early stages, only about 40-45 breast milk-infused drinks were planned to be served.

However, they aimed to foam up the production to around 1,000 beverages by year’s end.

A drink would set you back 650 rubles, or about $8.

Once the video went viral, social media blew up like a well-steamed milk frother.

Many wondered if it was a hoax, or if Russia’s food safety authority, the Rospotrebnadzor, was going to get involved.


A local deputy even conducted a poll asking if people were game to try these unique coffee drinks.

The results were frothy: 46% said ‘never,’ while 23% admitted they were ready to give it a try.

Just as things were beginning to boil over, Kobelev revealed the truth behind the entire spectacle.

There would be no breast milk lattes.

It was, in fact, a gimmick; a marketing ploy whipped up when a breastfeeding mother appeared at a company meeting.

“We did not prepare or sell coffee with breast milk,” Kobelev clarified in a press release, likely easing a few jittery nerves.

He added that using breast milk for coffee production was illegal, a handy fact he probably should’ve brewed on earlier.

As it turns out, the scandal was a good brew for business.


Kobelev confessed that people started visiting his cafes asking for the unusual drink.

For those genuinely interested in the brew, Kobelev prepared a drink with a blend of goat and almond milk.

“The taste is very similar,” he stated, a knowledge he acquired as a father of two children.

While no actual laws were broken, this quirky news story has undoubtedly left a strong aftertaste in the public’s mouth.

At least for now, Coffee Smile has decided to stick with the usual milk options.

We’ll raise our plain, old lattes to that!


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  • An old high school in Burbank, Oklahoma, originally built in 1924, is listed for sale as a single-family home for a remarkably low price of $60,000.
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In the realm of unusual real estate listings, a peculiar gem has emerged in the form of an old high school in Burbank, Oklahoma.

This historic 17,408-square-foot building, originally known as Burbank High School, has hit the market as a single-family home, listed for the surprisingly modest price of $60,000.

If you’ve ever dreamt of living in a quirky space with a rich history, this might just be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Constructed way back in 1924, this former educational institution has since transformed into a potentially unconventional living space.

The listing on Zillow proudly boasts of the property’s five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and, most intriguingly, an indoor basketball court.

Yes, you read that right—an indoor basketball court!

It seems the spirit of athleticism has lingered long after the school’s closure in 1968.

According to the real estate listing, the old high school presents a myriad of possibilities for its future owners.


“There is plenty of opportunity to make this property your own,” the listing gushes.

“The large lot size and open floor plan provide endless opportunities. With some imagination, this could be the perfect home for you.”

Imagine the creativity that could be unleashed within those spacious walls—a home theater, an artist’s studio, or perhaps even an eccentric museum of oddities.

Not limited to residential use, the realty firm behind the listing suggests that the versatile structure could easily be converted into a commercial space.

So, for those entrepreneurs out there seeking a distinctive building to house their business, this peculiar property might just be the answer to your offbeat aspirations.

Situated at 450 McCorkle Ave. in Burbank, OK, this extraordinary residence has been on the market since May 19, beckoning curious buyers to explore its unconventional charm.

The listing emphasizes that the property remains active on multiple listing services, ensuring its continued presence in the real estate spotlight.

If you’re looking for a conversation starter or a home that breaks the mold, this old high school turned single-family home is a rare find.


With its intriguing history, spacious rooms, and the potential for imaginative transformations, it holds the promise of a truly one-of-a-kind living experience.

So, if you’re in the market for a dash of quirkiness blended with an affordable price tag, this Oklahoma oddity might just be your dream come true.


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In a Nutshell:

  • Nianan, a 40-year-old woman in China, traded her high-stress news agency job for the role of a ‘full-time daughter,’ accepting a monthly allowance of 4,000 yuan (US$570) from her parents and sparking substantial discussion on social media.
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The day in, day out 9-5 grind can be too much to bear.

But have you ever considered becoming a professional family member?

One woman in China did just that, and it’s ruffled some feathers.

Nianan, aged 40, chucked in her stressful job at a news agency after a reshaping of her role left her on-call 24/7.

Finding solace in her parents’ words, “Why don’t you just quit your job? We’ll take care of you financially,” she stepped into a new, unconventional career.

With a monthly allowance of 4,000 yuan (US$570) from her parents’ pension, Nianan took the plunge and became a ‘full-time daughter.’

This isn’t a euphemism for her sitting on the couch all day, munching on snacks, and binge-watching dramas, though.

Nianan has embraced a routine chock-full of familial bonding.


Mornings are spent dancing and grocery shopping with her parents, while evenings are reserved for communal cooking with her dad.

She’s the go-to tech guru in the house, the family chauffeur, and the organizer of monthly family outings.

Despite the laid-back lifestyle, the lure of financial independence is still a potent call.

Nianan acknowledges that her “biggest source of pressure is still the desire to earn more money.”

But her parents continue to offer comforting advice: find a more suitable job if you wish, or just enjoy being home with us.

Nianan’s ‘full-time daughter’ role offers a fresh twist on the pursuit of financial independence, voluntary employment, and liberation from the infamous ‘996’ grind (9am-9pm, six days a week) in China.

It’s a route that’s gaining traction with the digital nomads and the financially independent youth, in a society where the labor market is brutally competitive.

Of course, the internet’s verdict on this novel profession is a mixed bag.


Critics label it as ‘ken lao,’ a Chinese term translating to ‘eating the old’ or relying on one’s parents.

Some argue it’s a euphemism for a cushy lifestyle, with one contrarian noting, “If evaluated in the labor market, the daughter’s [salary] would be overpaid by 4000 yuan.”

Yet, there’s a cohort that applauds Nianan’s decision.

If it brings joy to both the parents and their children, why not embrace it?

“If some people consider it ken lao, then why not exchange children to take care of the elderly in each other’s families?” one supporter commented.

In this case, the ‘job’ of a daughter takes on a whole new meaning.

With love as the primary KPI, and happiness as the ultimate ROI, perhaps we should be looking at our family roles through a different lens.

Now, would anyone like to join Nianan and start a ‘full-time son’ gig?



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