Who felt “excessively full” after the Thanksgiving meal? Then you can relate to how some Chipotle customers felt after consuming a 1,000-plus calorie burrito that was advertised as a mere 300 calories. A few in California felt so misled that they recently filed a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to a report on MyNewsLA.com, David Desmond, Edward Gurevich and Young Hoon Kim are suing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which has already faced a series of other lawsuits, for misrepresenting the nutritional value of its food products and delivering consumers more calories than they ordered. The three each ordered the chorizo burrito at a different Chipotle location in LA on separate occasions and had the same overly filling experience.
The lawsuit also alleges breach of warranty and violations of the state’s Business and Professions Code. It not only covers Chipotle’s in-store signage, but also online nutritional information. The trio is seeking unspecified damages and an injunction that would prevent the company from further using the alleged misleading information.
Chipotle customers who gobbled food at the chain over the past four years up to the filing of the suit are eligible to join the class action.