A New York plaintiff has filed a proposed class action against
Dunkin’ Brands alleging the chain’s “Angus Steak” breakfast
sandwiches contain beef patties rather than Angus steak. Chen v.
Dunkin’ Brands, No. 17-3808 (E.D.N.Y., filed June 25, 2017). The
complaint alleges that the restaurant’s “Angus Steak and Egg
Sandwich” and “Angus Steak and Egg Snack N’ Go Wrap” do not
contain “steak” but instead a beef patty of “minced meat which
contains ‘fillers and binders.’” Claiming violations of state
consumer-protection laws and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act,
unjust enrichment, breach of warranties and negligent
misrepresentation, the plaintiff seeks class certification,
disgorgement, damages and attorney’s fees.


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