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McDonald’s customer misses the value in Extra Value Meal

McDonald’s customer misses the value in Extra Value Meal

A McDonald’s customer didn’t see the value in his $5.90 two-cheeseburger Extra Value Meal — so he is suing.

With french fries and a medium drink it cost 41 cents more than if he had purchased everything separately, so James Gertie filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Dec. 13 against Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald’s Corp. and multifranchise business owner Karis Management Co., according to the online legal news site Cook County Record.

Mr. Gertie, of Des Plaines, Illinois, is claiming consumer fraud class action against the suburban Chicago McDonald’s franchisee, alleging the restaurant group should be made to pay for allegedly false advertising on its menu.

According to media reports, Mr. Gertie and his lawyers are seeking to expand the lawsuit to a class action to potentially include hundreds of others who may have purchased the cheeseburger meals at Karis’ other locations.

The lawsuit asks the court to award plaintiffs the amount they were overcharged, punitive damages and attorney’s fees.