Chicago Man Sues Buffalo Wild Wings For False Advertising, Argues Their “Boneless Wings” Are Just Chicken Nuggets

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Did Buffalo Wild Wings just get exposed?

According to WGN-TV, a Chicago man filed a class-action lawsuit against the popular wings chain, aruging that Buffalo Wild Wings falsely advertises its boneless wings claiming they’re real wing meat, when he believes that they’re actually just chicken nuggets dipped in sauce.

Court documents state that the plaintiff is Aimen Halim, who filed the complaint this past Friday in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois against the brand and Inspire Brands Inc., the Atlanta-based parent company.

The complaint alleges that Buffalo Wild Wings is guilty of:

“The false and deceptive marketing and advertising of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Boneless Wings”

The complaint continues:

“Specifically, the name and description of the Products (i.e., as ‘Boneless Wings’) leads reasonable consumers to believe the Products are actually chicken wings.”

Halim states that Buffalo Wild Wings convinces their customers that their boneless wings are actually deboned chicken wings made up of chicken wing meat, when they’re actually slices of chicken breast deep fried like chicken wings, more like chicken nuggets.

WGN sent out a request for comment, and Buffalo Wild Wings provided a tweet saying:

“It’s true. Our boneless wings are all white meat chicken. Our hamburgers contain no ham. Our buffalo wings are 0% buffalo.”

I mean, that’s one hell of a comeback.

This suit dates back to January, when Halim brought boneless wings from a Buffalo Wild Wings in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and thought that the boneless wings he purchased were just straight chicken wing meat.

However, when he learned that they actually weren’t deboned chicken wings, he said he wouldn’t have purchased them.

That’s when he said he suffered a financial injury due to the restaurant’s “false and deceptive conduct.”

Halim compared the product to chains like Papa Johns and Domino’s that sell similar products, but don’t refer to them as boneless wings.

He’s suing for relief from violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA), Breach of Warranty, Common Law Fraud and Quasi Contract/Unjust Enrichment/Restitution.

Man, people just sue for anything these days.

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