Two People Are Suing McDonald’s For $5 Million Over A Slice Of Cheese

There is no amount of pettiness you can dream up that the American justice system hasn’t grappled with. A man was recently awarded $7.5 million from Walmart after he tripped on a watermelon and broke his foot and hip. Or there was that dude who sued his date for $17.31 for texting during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 in theaters

We have another doosie to add to the list.

A South Florida couple is suing McDonald’s in a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court for a slice of cheese. According to the Miami Herald, Cynthia Kissner and Leonard Werner are suing the fast-food giant for paying for cheese they never wanted on their Quarter Pounder. They are asking for a reasonable $5 million.

The suit claims that McDonald’s used to sell four different Quarter Pounder options, two of which came without cheese and cost between 30 to 90 cents less. But the restaurant stopped “separately displaying these products for purchase on menus, and currently lists the availability of Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.”

As a result, the suit claims, “customers have been forced, and continue to be overcharged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices of cheese, which they do not want, order, or receive, to be able to purchase their desired product.”

Kissner and Werner “have suffered injury as a result of their purchases because they were overcharged, and were required to pay for cheese, which is not a component of either a Quarter Pounder or a Double Quarter Pounder, that they did not want and did not receive.”The suit goes on to claim that “McDonald’s is being unjustly enriched by these practices because it receives payment for cheese it does not deliver to its customers.”
McDonald’s has yet to respond to the lawsuit, which was filed three weeks ago.
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