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Buffalo Wild Wings admits boneless wings are not wings after lawsuit: 'It's true'

Buffalo Wild Wings admits boneless wings are not wings after lawsuit: 'It's true'

Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular American restaurant chain, has admitted that its boneless wings are not actually wings after facing a lawsuit in Lincoln, Nebraska. The lawsuit was filed by a customer who argued that the restaurant was misleading consumers by calling its boneless chicken pieces "wings."

In a statement to CNN, a spokesperson for Buffalo Wild Wings said, "It's true, boneless wings are not wings." The spokesperson went on to say that the restaurant has always been transparent about the fact that its boneless wings are made from chicken breast meat, and not actual wings.

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2020, argued that Buffalo Wild Wings was engaging in false advertising by calling its boneless chicken pieces "wings." The plaintiff argued that the term "wings" should only be used to describe the meat that comes from the wing of a chicken.

The lawsuit also alleged that Buffalo Wild Wings was engaging in deceptive practices by charging customers more for boneless wings than traditional wings, even though boneless wings are made from cheaper cuts of chicken.

In response to the lawsuit, Buffalo Wild Wings argued that the plaintiff's claims were baseless, and that the restaurant has never claimed that its boneless wings are made from actual wings. The restaurant also argued that its pricing was based on the cost of the ingredients and the preparation process, and not on any attempt to deceive customers.

Despite Buffalo Wild Wings' defense, the company ultimately agreed to settle the lawsuit for $1.5 million. As part of the settlement, the restaurant will be required to add a disclaimer to its menus and advertisements stating that its boneless wings are made from chicken breast meat.

The settlement also requires Buffalo Wild Wings to offer discounts on boneless wings to customers who order them alongside traditional wings, and to provide customers with a more detailed description of its boneless wings on its website.

The lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings is just the latest example of consumers taking legal action against food companies over labeling and advertising practices. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile lawsuits against companies like Subway and Chipotle over claims that their products are made with "natural" or "healthy" ingredients.

As consumers become more conscious about the food they eat and the claims made by food companies, it's likely that we'll continue to see more lawsuits and regulatory action in this area.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular American restaurant chain, has admitted that its boneless wings are not actually wings after facing a lawsuit in Lincoln, Nebraska. The lawsuit was filed by a customer who argued that the restaurant was misleading consumers by calling its boneless chicken pieces "wings."

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