Woman Files $20M Suit Against KFC for False Advertising
Food photography is a complicated art, and everyone knows that the pictures on the walls of a chain restaurant don’t actually bear a huge resemblance to what the food looks like when unwrapped. Well, most people know that. One New York woman apparently had no idea, and she was so angry when she saw the chicken in her KFC bucket that she’s now suing the chain for $20 million.
According to the New York Post, Anna Wurtzburger, a grandmother from Hudson Valley, New York, thought her $20 bucket of chicken would be “overflowing,” the way it looks in KFC commercials. When she saw that her chicken actually fit in the bucket she was given, she was furious.
“They say it feeds the whole family … They’re showing a bucket that’s overflowing with chicken,” she told The Post. “You get half a bucket! That’s false advertising, and it doesn’t feed the whole family. They’re small pieces!”
Wurtzburger says she complained to the chain and was told that the chicken is shown in commercials coming out of the bucket so that people can actually see it, but she was not impressed or with the gift certificates she says the company sent her.
Wurtzburger reportedly hired a lawyer and is suing the company. She’s reportedly seeking $20 million in damages, but the company says the suit is without merit.