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Did you know that which big restaurants are sued and how much it cost them? No worries we will tell you in today’s facts. So let’s start today’s fast food facts in brief.
- A Deadly E.Coli Cost Jack in the Box Customers Their Lives
In 1993, four children died due to an E. coli outbreak at the burger chain, Jack in the Box. The restaurant was sued for $15.6 million in the resulting lawsuit. (Source)
- Burger King Phased Out Trans Fat After a Lawsuit
In 2007, the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued Burger King as a tactic for ending their use of trans fat. The burger chain eventually phased out trans fat by Nov. 1, 2008. (Source)
- McDonald’s Settled a Lawsuit with The American Heart Association
In response to a lawsuit saying McDonald’s failed to let the public know about trans fat in cooking oil, the fast-food giant gave $7 million to the American Heart Association for a campaign to educate the public about trans fats. (Source)
- A Woman Found Coffee Pot Glass In Her Chicken Sandwich
Vjolla Lecaj sued McDonald’s for $600,000 after eating a spicy chicken sandwich that contained glass from an exploding coffee pot. (Source)
- A Cop was Injured by a Big Mac Full of Glass
New York City police officer John Florio bit into a Big Mac full of glass in 2005, and sued McDonald’s for $5.5 million, with the worker who prepared the sandwich being charged with a felony. The case was eventually settled in 2014 for $437,000. (Source)
- Vegetarians Won a Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Fries
When vegetarians found out they had been eating McDonald’s fries cooked in beef tallow instead of vegetable oil as advertised, they sued. In 2002, McDonald’s doled out $10 million to groups affected by incorrect labeling. (Source)
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