A Massachusetts man who sued a pair of Dunkin’ Donuts owners because he said he was given a butter substitute when he asked for real butter on his bagel has won a settlement.
It immediately reminded me of this hilarious SNL skit with Chris Farley, when he learns that he is actually drinking Colombian Coffee and goes… well… apeshit for lack of a better word:
The Boston Globe reports that Jan Polanik’s suits name two companies that together own more than 20 stores.
Polanik’s lawyer, Thomas Shapiro, acknowledged that his client’s complaint is “a minor thing,” but they decided to sue “to stop the practice of representing one thing and selling a different thing.”
Shapiro did not disclose the settlement’s terms, because it hasn’t yet been filed with the court.
An attorney for one franchisee confirms that the case has been settled and the stores have changed their butter-serving protocol. A spokesman for the other franchisee could not be reached.
Here are some more bogus lawsuits that you’ll find relevant:
“More recently, Subway faced a widely mocked class-action suit by customers who said the chain’s heavily advertised foot-long sandwiches were not, in fact, a full 12 inches. Ten plaintiffs won $500 each, while attorneys were awarded more than half a million dollars.”
Well…maybe I’ll have cream cheese with my bagel.
“The legal action may resuscitate memories of past fast-food lawsuits, such as when McDonald’s was sued by a customer who said that its coffee was so hot it burned her.”
At least the Mickey D’s lawsuit was on the level. Apparently the coffee was served about 50 degrees over the normal temperature and basically destroyed her skin in seconds, badly scalding her. Plus, it wasn’t the first lawsuit for McD. along those lines.