“Buy one, get one free” offers are not uncommon restaurant promotions, and the terms would seem to be pretty obvious. If a person buys one item for the regular price, that person would normally expect to receive two of the items for the price of buying one, under a BOGO offer. But now a woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King on the grounds that the chain allegedly inflated the price of a Croissan’wich when a customer used a BOGO coupon.
According to The Miami Herald, Koleta Anderson from Maryland says that on multiple occasions, at multiple different Burger King locations in different states, she paid more using a BOGO coupon to buy two Croissan’wiches than she paid for one.
Anderson’s lawsuit alleges that at one Washington, D.C., Burger King she paid $4.19 for two Croissan’wiches, using a BOGO coupon, but buying a single Croissan’wich at the same restaurant was just $1. She says she found similar discrepancies between the single price and the BOGO price at different Burger Kings in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
“Burger King’s nationwide BOGO scheme is deceptive to reasonable consumers who expect that, when using a BOGO coupon at any retail store or restaurant, absent any exclusions or other terms and conditions, they will pay the same regular price for two identical Croissan’wiches as they would pay to purchase a single Croissan’wich,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit is a class-action suit that extends to anybody who bought two Croissan’wiches using a BOGO coupon in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. It’s reportedly seeking more than $5 million in damages.