Two South Florida customers are suing McDonald’s.
McDonald’s is trying to get a Quarter Pounder-related lawsuit dismissed, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel.
Two customers have sued the fast food giant because they cannot get a discount when they order a Quarter Pounder in-store without cheese.
Customers can get a discounted price if they order a Quarter Pounder without cheese via the company’s app, and they can also get it at self-serving kiosks in some restaurants, according to the lawsuit, but they do not always get the same discount when they order a Quarter Pounder without cheese at the counter in some restaurants.
The way McDonald’s sees it, menu options are left to individual franchisees.
“For purposes of standing, the question is not whether consumers can purchase a plain Quarter Pounder for a lower price at some McDonald’s restaurants,” Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez of the Miami-based law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. wrote in a response to the lawsuit, according to the article. “They can. The question is whether Plaintiffs have a legal right to purchase a plain Quarter Pounder that one McDonald’s franchisee has chosen not to offer on its menu just because other franchisees have chosen to offer that product. They do not.”