Where’s The Beef? Taco Bell Being Sued For False Advertisement
Where's the beef? A New York man has filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell, suing the fast food giant for allegedly skimping on its servings. The suit was filed in a federal court in New York on Monday, July 31, 2023, by Frank Siragusa, who is accusing the iconic food franchise of false advertising, among other things.
According to CNN, the lawsuit includes other Taco Bell consumers that were supposedly disappointed with their meals or lack thereof. They claim in the case that Taco Bell exaggerates the size and content of menu items in its commercial ads and marketing.
Pointing out that menu items appear full, or loaded with food, but when they get their order, the items are near empty. Siragusa said he paid $5.49 for a Mexican Pizza and when he got it, it only contained half of the beans and beef the food chain advertises comes on it.
Siragusa brought some receipts. Summiting photos to show a clear difference in what Taco Bell menu items look like in the restaurant versus what he received from recent orders. Basically, the lawsuit charges that what you see is not what you are getting. That Taco Bell customers are paying higher prices but receiving far less food, Siragusa's lawyer said.
Food is expensive, and people deserve to get what they pay for. This is especially true for customers on a fixed budget. The attorney stated,
These practices are “unfair and deceptive” and are especially concerning amid rising food prices, the lawsuit claims. The lawyer continued, “Meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower-income consumers, are struggling financially,”
So far, Taco Bell has not responded to the accusations.