No cheese, please: McDonald's faces lawsuit over quarter pounder
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) —
Hold the cheese.
A class action lawsuit against McDonald's about the famous quarter pounder is moving through the civil courts system.
The suit says those customers -- and maybe millions more -- are forced to pay for something they don’t want.
So Lavin Law Group P.A., a Miami-based law firm, is suing the corporation on behalf of two Florida customers.
It gets more complicated when you look at prices on McDonald’s website and their mobile app —or ordering through a third-party delivery service.
McDonald’s says prices are determined by local owners and management to keep them competitive in their own markets.
CBS12 found a quarter pounder with cheese for $4.29 and the quarter pounder hamburger for $3.29.
That’s $1.00 more for the cheese.
McDonald's sent us a statement:
"We do not believe the claims in this lawsuit have legal merit. The advertised Quarter Pounder Burger comes with cheese. We try to accommodate our customers’ requests by allowing them to customize their orders such as a Quarter Pounder with no cheese."
“I know you would like to have it without the cheese, but it’s not worth the class action,” customer Heddy Park said.
The lawsuit has been filed in federal district court in Fort Lauderdale.