A Hudson Valley, New York, woman sued Kentucky Fried Chicken, and sparked outrage across the country in the process.
Hopewell Junction resident Anna Wurtzburger filed a suit against the chicken restaurant after she bought a $20 bucket of chicken, only to discover that it had half the amount of food in it than the company advertised.
“I came home and said, ‘Where’s the chicken?’ I thought I was going to have a couple of meals,” she told the New York Post.
“They say it feeds the whole family … They’re showing a bucket that’s overflowing with chicken. You get half a bucket! That’s false advertising, and it doesn’t feed the whole family. They’re small pieces!”
Wurtzburger called the company’s headquarters and complained, and was told that the chicken appeared a certain way in the advertisements so that “the public could see the chicken.”
“If you want the public to look at your chicken, put it in a dish,” she said. “It’s a lot of BS. … I expect to get what you’re telling me.”
Ultimately, the woman was so upset that she hired a lawyer and filed a $20 million lawsuit against the restaurant.
KFC maintained that there are only eight pieces in a bucket of chicken. For Wurtzburger, however, that wasn’t the issue.
“It’s the principle of the matter,” she told CBS New York. “Sometimes you gotta hit people where they feel the hurt. For me, a corporation like that — would be in the pocketbook.”
Wurtzburger was offered $70 in free chicken from the restaurant, but she refused to accept. The company dismissed the claims as “meritless” and said they plan to request that the case be dropped.
Many readers cross the Internet expressed their outrage at Wurtzburger’s extreme actions towards the restaurant.
“What an idiot the bucket specifically says it contains a certain number of pieces of chicken for the price it doesn’t save a buck it’s going to be full. If the bucket contained the number of pieces of chicken that she paid for she has absolutely nothing to gripe about. This is about as frivolous lawsuit if I’ve ever heard,” one Newsiosity reader wrote on the site’s Facebook page.
“It’s advertisement at it’s best if she didn’t see the bucket overflowing when she got it then she should have said something at the restaurant it’s just like buying a bag of lays potato chips you think the bag is full but when you open it it’s only half full are you gonna sue lays potato chips company becuz you didn’t get a full bag of chips? It’s just plain out right stupid,” another added.
Sources: New York Post, CBS New York, Newsiosity/Facebook / Photo credit: Gangulybiswarup/Wikimedia Commons