Can a “boneless chicken wing” truly be called a wing?
That’s the question posed by a new class-action lawsuit filed last week in federal court by a Chicago man who purchased a round of boneless wings in January at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Mount Prospect, Ill.
Based on the name and description of the wings, the complaint says, Aimen Halim “reasonably believed the Products were actually wings that were deboned” — in other words, that they were constituted entirely of chicken wing meat.
But the “boneless wings” served at Buffalo Wild Wings are not. Instead, they are made of white meat from chicken breasts.
Had Halim known that, he “would not have purchased them, or would have paid significantly less for them,” he claims in his lawsuit. Furthermore, he alleged, the chain “willfully, falsely, and knowingly misrepresented” its boneless wings as actual chicken wings.
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