Aimen Halim, a man from Chicago, has filed a class lawsuit against the Atlanta-based restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings, accusing the company of a “clear-cut case of false advertising,” multiple outlets reported.
The lawsuit was filed on March 9 in US District Court in Chicago.
Who is Aimen Halim?
Not much is known about the Chicago man, except for the lawsuit that he filed where he had detailed his problems with the fried chicken chain. He says while buying food at a Mount Prospect Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant he asked for boneless wings but got served meat from the breast.
“Unbeknownst to the plaintiff and other consumers, the products are not wings at all, but instead, slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like wings. Indeed, the products are more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing,” he said detailing his case.
“Chicken wings are a more premium and desirable product than a product made of chicken breast meat,” he adds.
In the lawsuit, Halim claims that the profits and “unjust enrichment” that the chain received by means of “unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices” should be returned to the buyers.
In a similar lawsuit from 2017, a man in California sued BWW after he claimed to have contracted Salmonella from eating contaminated chicken wings at one of their restaurants. The case was eventually settled out of court.
Similarly, in 2015, a woman in Michigan filed a lawsuit against BWW after she claimed to have gotten food poisoning from eating at one of their locations. The case was dismissed by a judge due to a lack of evidence.