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Man Sues Dunkin’ Donuts for Giving Him Butter Substitute

A man won a settlement from Dunkin’ Donuts after he sued over butter substitute
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A Massachusetts man sued Dunkin' Donuts after he asked for a bagel with butter and received a bagel with butter substitute instead.

A Massachusetts man who really, really wanted his bagel buttered has reportedly received a settlement after suing Dunkin’ Donuts for allegedly giving him butter substitute instead.

According to the Associated Press, a Massachusetts man named Jan Polanik sued two Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees who own more than 20 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Massachusetts because he says that several years ago he went to a Dunkin’ Donuts and asked for butter on his bagel, and he was given butter substitute instead.

Even the plaintiff’s lawyer said that the butter issue was not a particularly pressing one, but attorney Thomas Shapiro said that even though receiving butter substitute was a minor thing, “A lot of people prefer butter.”

The key point of the lawsuit was to “stop the practice of representing one thing and selling a different thing,” Shapiro said to the Boston Globe.

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The defendants have reportedly settled the lawsuit, but lawyers did not specify what the terms of the settlement were. One of the franchisees has changed the butter-serving protocol at those Dunkin’ Donuts locations, and the plaintiff reportedly says he is satisfied with the outcome.