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Taco Bell lawsuit

Frank Siragusa lawsuit vs Taco Bell

  • A New York man sued Taco Bell after he was fed up with the fast food company’s portion sizes.

  • In a proposed class action lawsuit, Frank Siragusa claimed that Taco Bell’s ads were deceptive.

  • He stated that the Crunchwrap Supreme, Mexican Pizza, and other menu items contained half as much beef as promised.

A New York man has big beef with Taco Bell — which he claims is skimping customers on the beef, beans, and other fixings.

In a proposed class action lawsuit, New York resident Frank Siragusa accused Taco Bell of deceptive trade practices, arguing that their online ads for their Crunchwrap Supreme, Mexican Pizza, and various menu items do not match the products.

The suit, filed in the Eastern District Court of New York on Monday, includes side-by-side photos of Taco Bell’s ads for their Crunchwrap Supreme, Vegan Crunchwrap, Grande Crunchwrap, Mexican Pizza, and Veggie Mexican Pizza, next to what he and other customers allege are actual photos of the items — illustrating a stark difference.

Siragusa claimed that the company advertised products with double the beef to customers, in a time where meat prices are steep.

“Taco Bell’s actions are especially concerning now that inflation, food, and meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower income consumers, are struggling financially,” Siragusa’s attorney wrote in the suit.

Taco Bell did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.

The lawsuit is hoping to recoup at least $5 million for New York customers who have eaten any of the five items listed in the lawsuit at Taco Bell within the last three years.

Taco Bell lawsuit

Frank Siragusa lawsuit vs Taco Bell

In April 2022, Taco Bell brought back the Mexican Pizza due to customer fanfare — and by June was already running out of the item.

The final straw was when Siragusa purchased a Mexican Pizza at a Taco Bell in Ridgewood, New York, for $5.49 on September 20, 2022, according to the lawsuit.

“If [Siragusa] knew that the Mexican Pizza contained half of the amount of beef and bean filling as advertised, he would not have purchased the Mexican Pizza and/or he would not have paid the $5.49 price that he paid for the Mexican Pizza,” his attorney wrote in the lawsuit.

According to Reuters, lawyers from the firm representing Siragusa have also sued Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King, on similar grounds, citing the deceptive differences between their advertised and actual products.

Siragusa’s attorney did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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