Wing or Nugget – The Buffalo Wild Wings Lawsuit
As chicken is becoming increasingly popular with American consumers, restaurants and farmers are continuing to adapt to the growing demand. The wide variety of chicken items on restaurant menus is constantly growing for better or worse. Better, because these companies are bringing in increased profits as we’ve seen with things like chicken sandwiches. Worse, because there are some interesting lawsuits that are coming in.
One of these lawsuits is against Buffalo Wild Wings, where a hilarious case has been filed regarding their wings. Aimen Halim filed a lawsuit claiming that Buffalo Wild Wings is misleading consumers with their boneless wings, saying that it’s more of a chicken nugget rather than wing meat deboned from the chicken wing which the name implies. The legal aspect comes in as Halim claims that he would’ve paid much less if he knew they were chicken nuggets rather than meat from the wings. As hilarious as it sounds, there are compelling arguments on both sides. Boneless wings have become popular due to the circumstances surrounding the chicken industry as chickens have continuously grown larger, providing more breast meat while the wings stay the same, and the idea of a product name creating a lawsuit doesn’t make too much sense. Buffalo Wild Wings, in a funny tweet, agreed with Halim while also “admitting” that their hamburgers don’t contain ham and buffalo wings don’t contain buffalo. For Halim’s side, it addresses the difference between white meat in chicken breasts and dark meat in the wings, which are discernible differences that need to be addressed. If anything, it shows that chicken farmers have all the demand they need for the future.
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