Woman Is Suing KFC for $20 Million for a Ridiculous Reason
Well, this is finger lickin' absurd.
A Hopewell Junction, N.Y. woman is suing KFC for $20 million, claiming the $20 Fill Up bucket she bought over the summer was nowhere near as full as the buckets displayed in commercials.
Anna Wurtzburger said she was less than impressed by the offering:
I came home and said, ‘Where’s the chicken?’ I thought I was going to have a couple of meals. 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, 64,called KFC's corporate office with her gripe, but the company said the bucket in the ad had overflowing chicken to let the audience see the food.
"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."
Wurtzburger -- does anyone else think it's amusing someone with "burger" in her name is suing a chicken joint? -- also rejected KFC's offer of $70 worth of free chicken. KFC, meanwhile, says the meal comes with eight pieces of chicken, but she's having none of that, saying it's the "principle" that bothers her.
She does have a point, right? How many times have we seen food in commercials that looks fresh and perfectly prepared only to go to the restaurant and have it look nothing like it when we place our order? Still...$20 million? Is that excessive?
KFC has said the lawsuit is "meritless."