I'm sure that after reading the headline you probably thought:

  • There was something wrong with his food (No)
  • There was something wrong with his drinks (No)
  • He was denied service for some reason (No)
  • He was grossly over-charged (No)
  • He has a problem with chicken wings, and he doesn't think that boneless wings are really wings at all (Nailed it!)
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Chicagoan Aimen Halim Has Brought A Class Action Lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings And Their Parent Company, Inspire Brands, Inc. For False/Deceptive Business Practices

What are the false/deceptive business practices that Buffalo Wild Wings is allegedly practicing? I'm glad you asked.

Basically, Mr. Halim is claiming that he just found out that boneless chicken wings are not actually chicken wing meat, but rather processed chicken breast meat---also known as...chicken nuggets.

Fox8.com:

Filing in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois earlier this week, the lawsuit, obtained by FOX Television Stations, stated he ordered the boneless wings in January but would have made another choice had he known what was inside them.

“This clear-cut case of false advertising should not be permitted, as consumers should be able to rely on the plain meaning of a product’s name and receive what they are promised,” the lawsuit states.

Marinated Chicken Wings,Adobado,Chicken Wings in Hot Sauce,
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This Got Started At The Mount Prospect Buffalo Wild Wings Back In Late January Of This Year

I've heard boneless wings described as "chicken nuggets with a better marketing team," but I'll admit that I never thought those boneless wings/nuggets would need their own legal team, too.

But, here we are anyway.

WGNTV.com:

As a result, Halim said he suffered a financial injury due to the restaurant’s “false and deceptive conduct.”

Halim goes on to compare Buffalo Wild Wings to other fast food restaurant chains like Papa Johns and Domino’s in the complaint, noting that both companies sell products like Buffalo Wild Wings’ boneless wings, but they do not call them as such.

At Papa Johns, the product is called “Chicken Poppers,” while at Domino’s, they are called “boneless chicken.”

Mr. Halim is certainly not alone in feeling this way:

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