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Prices at Noble House Hotels & Resort Restaurants

July 17th, 2020

February 2019: A federal judge granted the restaurant’s motion for summary judgment concluding that menus are not advertisements. The judge also found that the restaurants adequately disclosed the surcharge and, therefore, reasonable consumers would not be misled. 2018: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Noble

Benihana Restaurants’ Crab Meat

May 13th, 2020

March 2020: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint similarly alleging that menus falsely advertise food as containing crab when they do not. November 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-2196, C.D. Cal.) September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Benihana, Inc. – a company that owns restaurants, including

Organic Representations at Bareburger Restaurants

March 28th, 2019

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bareburger Group for allegedly misleadingly representing that the food items sold at Bareburger restaurants are “organic” when, according to the complaint, several of the restaurant’s ingredients – including beef, lamb, bison, mayonnaise, and tomatoes – are not organic and are not adequately separated from the organic

Com Dev Fund Fees at Missouri Restaurants

November 21st, 2018

July 2018: A state judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which class members with proof of the amount of the Com Dev Fund fee that they were charged may receive a full refund of the additional fee while class members without proof of the amount of the Com Dev Fund fee may receive a

Prices at AppleBee’s Restaurants in New York City

November 21st, 2018

October 2018: This case was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. July 2017: This case was transferred to another New York court. (Case No. 17-cv-5723, S. D. NY.) March 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed regarding the allegedly deceptive pricing practices of AppleBee’s restaurants in Times Square and on Broadway in

Restaurants in the Mondrian South Beach Hotel

June 22nd, 2018

In June 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the owners of restaurants, bars, and other food service establishments in the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Florida for allegedly failing to adequately disclose that customers who purchased food and beverages would be charged an automatic gratuity service charge, in violation of Florida law. (Heckman et

Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants’ Use of Beef Tallow

March 29th, 2018

March 2018: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal. January 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case finding that the complaint failed to state a claim because it did not adequately allege that the plaintiffs suffered an injury as a result of the allegedly deceptive advertising. November 2016: A class-action lawsuit

Restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Hotels

November 30th, 2017

In November 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the menus for the restaurants in its hotels fail to adequately disclose that the restaurants add an automatic gratuity or service charge to a customer’s check, in violation of Florida law. (Fox et al v. The Ritz-Carlton

Service Charge at California Restaurants

August 30th, 2017

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against several owners and operators of California restaurants – including Cabo Cantina, The Sunset Trocadero Lounge, and Baja Beach Café – for allegedly failing to disclose on menus that customers are charged a service fee for each meal and drink purchased. The complaint was originally filed in June

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Kobe Beef

July 18th, 2014

In May 2014, a judge approved a settlement to a class-action lawsuit against McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleged that the restaurant claims certain menu items contain “Kobe” beef (beef from the “Wagyu” bloodline of cattle from the Kobe region of Japan) when they actually do not

Subway’s Tuna

November 18th, 2021

Allegations: Falsely marketing certain sandwiches and wraps as being made with “100% tuna” when they are not

SeaWorld’s All-Day Dining Deal

September 9th, 2021

Allegations: Marketing materials represent that certain restaurants participate in the dining deal when they don’t

Subway’s Tuna Sandwiches and Wraps

February 4th, 2021

Class-action lawsuit alleges products are missing a key ingredient. (Hint: It’s in the name of the sandwiches and wraps.)


July 19th, 2019

Arby’s has the meats … in its advertising.


May 31st, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Postmates (a food delivery app and website) for allegedly falsely advertising that its services deliver “Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.” when, according to plaintiffs, Postmates cannot make deliveries from certain restaurants because other delivery services have exclusive arrangements to make deliveries for them. In addition, plaintiffs claim that

Are Menus Ads?

March 25th, 2019

The ultimate question for one California court.

Hardee’s Frisco Breakfast Sandwich

October 19th, 2018

In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Hardee’s Food Systems for allegedly misleadingly marketing Frisco breakfast sandwiches as being full of ham when, according to the plaintiffs, the sandwiches have less ham than represented in the advertisements. (Holly et al v. Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc., Case No. 18-cv-453, M.D. Fla.) For more information

Le Cordon Bleu

May 22nd, 2018

In February 2018, a state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in 2008. The complaint alleges that Le Cordon Bleu represents that it prepares students to become chefs or own restaurants when, according to the plaintiffs, the school teaches

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