Now McDonald’s Is Being Sued for Cheese-Less Mozzarella Sticks

A class action lawsuit has been filed against McDonald’s for repeatedly failing to cook their mozzarella sticks properly
Suing over fried mozzarella? That may be a bit of a stretch.


Suing over fried mozzarella? That may be a bit of a stretch.

After last week’s hullabaloo over claims McDonald’s new mozzarella sticks don’t seem to contain any cheese, someone’s taking the fast food giant to court. 

For fried cheese novices: If you cook mozzarella sticks too long, the cheese will melt out and leave you hungry and hopeless with a pile of hollowed-out fried shells.

Now, McDonald’s customers feeling cheated are suing for their lactose rights. A California man has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all duped customers seeking $5 million in damages (the price of 15 million mozzarella sticks).

These are pretty serious allegations too: The lawsuit claims that McDonald’s cheese isn’t just MIA; it’s also made from three percent starch and other filler ingredients, which makes McDonald’s “100 percent mozzarella” claim false.

"Its reasons for doing so are self-evident: inserting filler in its Sticks allows McDonald's to save money and increase its profit," the complaint says, according to CNN Money. “Consumers have been misled [into buying an] under-filled product containing cheap substitutes to give the appearance of bulk and real cheese.”

McDonald’s has responded to the allegations with the following statement:

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“Our mozzarella cheese sticks are made with 100% low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese. We intend to defend ourselves vigorously against these allegations.”

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